Pac Mania (Mr. Chip) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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Pac Mania
By Mr. Chip
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #89

I know that you are thinking "Not another Pac Man clone": This program is a new improved go faster version of the old favourite.

The layout is the same with the usual ghosts, fruits, dots and rotund hero. It does have a few enhancements including several mazes and hyper-ports. These ports enable you to escape from tight corners and they dump you in another position in the maze.

The ghosts appear to be slightly nastier and faster than previous versions, and I settled for eating dots and fruit rather than try to get them. Things didn't seem to get much harder as you progressed through the screens.

Graphically the game is as good as the arcade original with all the animation and colour features. The sound is equally good.

I query the logic in bringing out an enhanced version of an old game. In spite of its virtues, I cannot see it selling as well as it should. If you don't have a copy of Pac Man, however, get this one.