Atari ST A to Z: Pac-Mania

There have been numerous attempts to improve on Pac-Man over the years by both Namco and third parties.

One such attempt by the former was Pac-Mania, a game which transplanted Pac-Man’s simple single-screen maze-based gameplay into a scrolling, oblique-perspective affair with jumping, power-ups and visually themed worlds.

Opinions vary as to whether it’s actually an improvement on Pac-Man or not, but one thing is certain: Grandslam’s port to Atari ST was very solid indeed, and one of the few Atari ST games I actually remember buying for myself back when I was a kid!

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2 thoughts on “Atari ST A to Z: Pac-Mania”

  1. I can imagine Pac-Mania grabbed the attention of a lot of people back in 1987. In an era where everything was 2D, the isometric view of this game was quite unique. Not to mention you could actually jump over the ghosts.

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