This is the Atari VCS (2600) version of Pac-Man.


Players guide a yellow, pie-shaped creature around a single maze, munching dots while avoiding four roaming ghosts. Four energizer dots are on the board, one in each corner. Eating one of these special dots will temporarily empower Pac-Man to turn the tables on the ghosts. Each time all the dots in a maze are eaten, play resumes with a fresh screen. Written by Brett Alan Weiss

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October 1980 (USA)  »

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11 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pac-Man is one of those games that has still it's effect on you after so many years. A simple but effected game as you play Pac-Man, a Pie-shaped as he goes around each level of maze munching on energizer dots however he is chase by four roaming ghosts.

The game still offers a lot for all kinds of gamers even after being released many years ago and many other titles it just still the fun factor and gives you that challenge even now.

Pac-Man just tests your skills as a gamer and wants to make you improve your scores before or do better then you did before. Yes the game gets to you on some levels but it just still overall fun.

The controls are easy to learn, the game play is good as well plus the effects of the game will make you whistle and think about it when you're not playing.

Pac-Man is just one of those games that all video game fans love so do yourself a favor and play it

I give Pac-Man an 7 out of 10

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