Pacman, which should I buy?

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JackHanley

Pacman, which should I buy?

Postby JackHanley » February 1st, 2010, 8:47 pm

Hey guys,

I thought after the success of the Zaxxon thread I should make a Pacman one as well. The only version of Pacman I have ever played at home is the Atari 2600 one, to be honest I never really saw what was wrong with it when I first played it but now I see how crappy it is, in fact it is really just garbage.

What early to mid 80's version should I get my hands on? Honestly the INTV version looks very inciting indeed but I thought I should ask you guys first before I do any thing.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Pacman, which should I buy?

Postby chrisbid1 » February 4th, 2010, 8:26 am

pick up the pac man collection homebrew for the 7800.  it has every version of pac man and ms pac man ever relased, as well as a few other variations.  the gameplay, control and speed are just about perfect. 

you can get a copy at gooddealgames.com, and maybe atariage.com (if they ever reopen their store)

Atari_Envy

Pacman, which should I buy?

Postby Atari_Envy » February 7th, 2010, 5:22 am

I would second the Pac-Man collection for the 7800. It is well done and has what you want.

Funny, I hated Pac-Man for the 2600 when it came out. But I kinda like it now.


Bayou Billy

Pacman, which should I buy?

Postby Bayou Billy » February 11th, 2010, 5:51 pm

for a offical pac-man release , the best version of it is the Neo Geo Pocket Color for a portable and the NES for the console version


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Pacman, which should I buy?

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 11th, 2010, 9:23 pm

I would pick up one of the Namco Museum disks, which has an arcade-perfect version of Pac-Man, as well as many others.

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Pacman, which should I buy?

Postby chrisbid1 » February 12th, 2010, 9:05 am

there is something a tad off about the namco museum releases.  the controls are not quite as tight as they are in the arcade, and the lack of a speed option kills a lot of the fun for a non-hardcore fan of the game.

again, i will plug the 7800 homebrew.  the original 7800 ms pac man was the best home port (non-emulated) version of the game ever released.  the homebrew expands this solid version to include every flavor of pac man one could ever want.  including pac man plus, and puck man.


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