CONTROLS Use the arrows
to control the Pacman.
Press "P" to Pause/Unpause game
Press "Q" to quit game
Press "M" to Mute/Unmute game
Press "L" for low quality graphics
In 1980, Namco developed a game caled "Puck-man"
named by the motion that describes an opening and closing mouth
while eating. His developer said that the Pac-Man was born one
day in a restorant. When he cut off one slice of the pizza and
look at the rest of it he got an idea for the game. Pacman life
started first in Japain and it become so popular video game that
it cause even a coin shortage there. "Puck-man" was renamed into
Pac-Man and licensed and distributed in the U.S. by Midway. The
small, round and yellow character soon become an idol not only
in Japan and U.S. but all over the world and still is today. PacMan
family started to grow, the companies developed a lot of games
popular today as Ms. Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus, Jr.
Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Pac-Man Plus, Baby Pac-Man and many more.
The point of the game is to guide the hungry yellow
ball throught the maze and eat the dots. There are 240 dots on
every level, and when you eat them all you go on the next stage.
While eating you have to be carefull and be aware of the ghosts.
They will do everything to catch you and destroy you. If a ghost
touches you one life is lost and the game is over when all your
lifes are gone. Also there are escape tunels on the left and the
right side so you can escape from the ghosts in them. When the
ghost enters in the tunel he is very slow so you have time to
run! These four "monsters" or ghosts have names and personality.
The developer made them different and with various hunting skills,
so the game is more interesting and unpredictible. The four ghosts
Blinky, the red one who is chaser and follow
PacMan all the time, and his speed increases after a certain number
of eaten dots but only in the higher
the pink one who is ambusher and trying to reach a position in
front of PacMan.
Inky, the cyan one who is flicky all the time
and very dangerous.
Clyde, the orange one who isn`t very smart and
just running throught the maze.
There are four bigger dots in the corners on every stage called
power pills or "energizers". When you eat one of them Pacman becomes
temporarily invincible, the ghosts change their colour into dark
blue, become slower and disoriented. You may then hunt those nasty
runners and eat them for some extra points. When you swallow one
of the ghosts, his eye returns to the " ghost pen", the cage in
the middle, where it is back to normal. But, as you get deeper
in the game the power pills won`t last long as the first couple
of stages. So be careffull, from a hunter you can become a prey.
You can score from the dots and energizers but also from bonus
items that are most of the time fruits and appears near the center
of the maze twice per level. On every 10000 points you get an
extra life, so try to eat those items. You can score on:
- Dot: 10 points.
- Power pill: 50 points.
- Ghost: 200 ( first one eaten), 400 (second one), 800 (third one) 1600 (fourth one eaten).
- Cherry: 100 points.
- Strawberry: 300 points.
- Peach: 500 points.
- Apple: 700 points.
- Pineapple: 1000 points.
- Galaxian: 2000 points.
- Bell: 3000 points.
- Key: 5000 points.
Now scroll up and play PacMan game, and
of course ENJOY!