Pac-Man

published by Atari / Sears / CCE / Digitel in 1981, developed by Atari, running on Atari 2600 VCS
type: maze
genre: Pac-Man-like
series: Pac-Man
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
2.9/5

Official description

It's your job to keep Pac-Man as happy as possible. You must guide him around the maze so that he can eat video wafers and power pills. Protect him from the ghosts unless he has the super strength of a power pill. If he does have the super strength, help him chase the ghosts and gobble them up before they gobble him.
# 2014-07-27 05:18:42 - official description

Comment

Much-hyped at the time of its release - understandable, given that Atari had secured the home rights to the #1 arcade game of all time - the 2600 Pac-Man turned out to be a colossal disappointment. Not only did it bear but a superficial resemblence to the arcade original, but this new version wasn't even that much fun to play! Still, at the time a lot of people were willing to put up with it, and 2600 Pac-Man went on to become a best-seller (and the pack-in cart for the 2600 in '82). The fact that so many of those cartridges are now in thrift stores for fifty cents each is immaterial...
# 2006

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor note

Published by Atari / Sears / CCE / Digitel
# 2016-06-07 00:57:39

Authors / Staff

coding

Tod Frye (programmer)

other

Tod Frye (its not his fault)

External review - average: 100%

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Tilt 1-38fr81983-116/6100%

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