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DOS Games > Arcade Action > P > Pacman for DOS

Pacman

Genre: Arcade    |     Year: unknown    |     Publisher: unknown    |     Developer: unknown
Game Review 1 (written by Valictus) Added on: 09/19/2006
Ah yes, the quintessential classic game for those who just can't get enough of the past. Not to mention ghosts, fruit and little yellow circle chomping everything in sight. What can you say about Pac Man except itís a classic? Remember when and where you were the first time you saw it? Or even played it. It was heaven to see it and Iím sure that most, like me, were enthralled with it when it first came out. I remember the first time I played it in the arcade with my friends.
It was insane, I bet we spent all day and all of our money just on it alone. Just to see who could get the highest score no less.
By todayís standards, the graphics, sounds, game-play and interactivity wouldn't even grade a one on a scale of one to ten, but as far as nostalgia is concerned its definitely a ten in my book. I am a sucker for the classics and it doesnít get much more classic than this one. I wish I could make everyone see the relevancy of these games and how they impacted the future of gaming. Sure they were simple, but there is definitely beauty in simplicity.
Itís the same for the others, like pole position and spin-offs
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like Ms Pac man. I remember the patterns everyone used to memorize for this game and subsequent other ones. I remember sitting down four hours and trying to memorize it myself, but always ending up screwing up one way or another and getting beat. My oldest friend was probably the best at it. I would sit and watch him get high score after high score on this one as well as other titles in the arcade.
I was never quite good enough at it myself but I tried my best. The music, for its time was quite good, although funny as sin now, you have to admit that it was a pleasure to listen to in its day. The controls, while simple by todayís standards, and there it is again, beauty in its simplicity. However simple the controls were, they were fun and frivolous and entirely functional, and easily understood by everyone involved. In, conclusion, I enjoyed the game very much then, not so much now, but it is definitely still fun and frivolous. Not to mention that it has a charm that many games just don't have anymore.
I enjoyed playing, and rediscovering it for the second time.
 
 
Game Review 2 (written by Prouse) Added on: 09/18/2006
Pacman has to be one of the all time classic games which nearly everyone knows or has heard of. It is a simple but very addictive game. You’ll either love it or hate it (most people love it). Like many other games, such as Space Invaders, Defender, etc it has spawned many clones. For example Ms Pacman and Pacman Jnr are good clones of Pacman.

It’s based on the simple idea that you control the Pacman by moving round the maze avoiding the ghosts while trying to clear the maze by eating dots. There are extras to help you on your way. Eating power pills, which are usually situated at the corners or sides of the maze, will give your Pacman the power to chase the ghosts and eat them for extra points. For some of those who can be interested all ghosts have names (and nicknames) which are:
Red = Shadow (Blinky), Pink = Speedy (Pinky)
Blue = Bashful (Inky), Orange = Pokey (Clyde)

Extra points will appear at the centre of the maze at various intervals of time as fruit. While some other versions had fruit floating from one side of the maze to the other. Extra points increment level by level. So at the first level there will be a cherry which worth 100 points. The next will be bananas worth 200, and so on. I have played other versions where instead of fruit there was a vitamin pills worth 200 points regardless of what level you were on.

The mazes are simple to move around, brightly coloured, and change by level so it keeps you away from boredom, some maze games tend to. The graphics may be slightly dated, but what do you expect for a game that is over twenty years old. Even in this day and age, newer machines are revamping the game, like the PSP. Namco have released an up to date version with 3D graphics as well as the original.

This game should be in every collection of classic games. It has stood tests of time. Pacman is a game that worth trying out and will make you play again and again.
 
 
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K muraleedharan nair (05/13/2008)
Pac man is a good game to start with. The mazes are simple to move around, brightly colored, and change by level so it keeps you away from boredom, some maze games tend to. The graphics may be slightly dated, but what do you expect for a game that is over twenty years old. Even in this day and age, newer machines are revamping the game, like the PSP. Namco have released an up to date version with 3D graphics as well as the original.
 
 
Varnetteharper (05/04/2007)
Pac-man is one of my favorite games of all times. I play pac-man all day on the weekend with my grandchildren.
 
 
Steve (02/11/2007)
I think an old never goes out of style
 
 
Himfreak (09/17/2006)
A blast from the past indeed. Those of you who have ever played the original arcade classic know that this is the game that started it all. Whether you are a skilled gamer or, a newcomer to gaming. This is the game to start with.

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