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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A labyrinth of fun & amusement! See more »


Action | Family | Fantasy


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October 1980 (USA)  »

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The highest possible score in Pac-Man is 3,333,360 points. The first known person ever to achieve a perfect score was an American named Billy Mitchell on 3 July 1999. It took him six hours and he had to endure 256 levels. On the final level, and due to a programming limitation, there is only half of the maze, the right side of the screen contains garbage characters. Once the ultimate score is reached, the game locks up, and would require a restart. See more »


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One of the best arcade games I've ever played
22 July 2007 | by (Fairfax, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

PAKKUMAN, in my opinion, is one of the best arcade games I have ever played. Even though it's been awhile since I've had video equipment in addition to games, I enjoy it very much. In addition, even though I've never made it to the last level, I enjoy the game very much as well, even though I've never owned the game. However, when I have enough money to buy video equipment in addition to games, this is one game that's definitely going to be on my list. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that the people at Namco know how to keep video game fanatics entertained. Now, in conclusion, if you're a video game fanatic, this is definitely one you'll want to play and own.

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