Pac PC

Arcade 1983 Dos Namco Item collection

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Great arcade style run and catch theme

Pacman is one of the oldest arcade style games which is still loved by gamers all over the world. I still remember how people used to bet a lot on this game in the gaming zones all over England. Your character in the game is the Pacman off course who you will run in different mazes while eating the dots and avoiding the ghosts. If you collide with the ghosts, you lose a life and will start from where you left. The gameplay is really fast and that's what adds the real fun in the game. There are also large dots in the game eating which will allow you to even eat the ghosts. The best thing in it is its very responsive controls which allow you to move and turn quickly. Quick logical decisions allow you to progress in the game and it is really a brainstorming experience. The level designs are pretty much the same with a few different patterns to the maze but it is the thrilling gameplay which makes this game great. The graphics are average and the sounds are pretty childish. All in all it's a great addictive game which I still pay. Pacman has many versions and clones to it and a good one among them is Pac Man.

Better than Atari 2600

Pacman is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. After success in the arcades, the game was later ported on home consoles, starting with the Atari 2600, which was the worst port of Pacman. It redeemed itself after being ported on the Nintendo Entertainment System. And in 1983, the game was ported over to the home computers. Being able to play Pacman on DOS was a dream come true for the DOS gamers in that period. But, it wasn't such a great port, but fortunately it wasn't as bad as the Atari 2600 version. The gameplay here is standard: you guide Pacman in a maze, eating all the dots and avoiding ghosts. You can eat the larger dots, known as power pellets, which can be used to make the ghosts "eatable". After eating all the dots, the game repeats over and over again until the player loses all his lifes. The no. 1 complaint I have with this game is its awful sound. I know this is does, but c'mon, there are other DOS games with better sound. The graphics aren't that impressive as well. We all know that after eating a power pellet the ghost turn blue. Here. they turn brown for some reason. Luckily, the controls are better. Everything is better than in the Atari 2600 version, but it's still inferior to its arcade and NES counterpart. Overall, Pacman is a decent game for the DOS library, but it's as good as some of its counter parts. Sorry DOS gamers, but that's the truth.

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