Pac-Man Plus

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Bally Midway Mfg. Co. [Franklin Park, IL, USA]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Pac-Man Plus © 1982 Bally Midway.


The ghosts are the same, if their edible forms are changed. The maze is familiar, if a bit off in color. The prizes in the center are a bit different. Be careful, however : Pac-Man may eat a power pill and find that Blinky, who is right in front of the energizer for him to immediately eat, is still red, and now Pac-Man is dead. Also, you might want to try eating the ghosts after eating the center prize. They'll return to their normal forms shortly after turning visible.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURES :
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Pac-Man Plus machine
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Pac-Man Plus machine
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Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 3-channel WSG (@ 96 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 16

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1
TRIVIA
 
Pac-Man Plus was developed by Bally Midway without the approval of Namco. Released as an upgrade kit for the original "Pac-Man" where the action on screen has been 'upgraded' so that the old patterns and tried-and-true ways of playing no longer have any validity.

The programming is a lot like "Pac-Man" except that the maze is outlined in green instead of blue. The prizes that appear in the middle of the maze are cans of Coke, cocktails, green beans, cakes, gift-wrapped boxes, etc. Whenever Pac-Man eats an energizer, the ghosts not only turn blue but they also get apple stems on their heads. On later levels, sometimes only three of the ghosts turn blue.

The game plays exactly like the original except that there are various events (apparently selected at random) that may or may not occur after Pac-Man eats one of the four power pellets. These events include but are not limited to : the maze's structure becoming temporarily invisible, the ghosts turning invisible while they are blue, or only three of the four ghosts turning blue. The prizes in the middle of the maze can also act as a power pellet. Another difference is that later in the game the maze's structure becomes permanently invisible.

Shannon Ryan holds the official record for this game with 3,213,900 points.
SCORING
 
The scoring system is very similar to the original Pac-Man game.

Dots : 10 points
Energizers : 50 points
Ghosts after eating energizer : 200, 400, 800, 1,600 points
Ghosts after center prize : 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200 points
Soda Can : 100 points
Vitmo : 300 points
Peas : 500 points
Apple : 700 points
Grapes : 1,000 points
Galaxian : 2,000 points
Bread : 3,000 points
Pancakes : 5,000 points
SERIES
 
1. Pac-Man (1980)
2. Ms. Pac-Man (1981)
3. Super Pac-Man (1982)
4. Pac-Man Plus (1982)
5. Baby Pac-Man (1982)
6. Jr. Pac-Man (1983)
7. Professor Pac-Man (1983)
8. Pac-Land (1984)
9. Pac-Mania (1987)
10. Pac-Attack (1993, SNES, Genesis; 1994, Game Boy, Game Gear)
11. Pac-Man 2 - The New Adventures (1994, SNES, Genesis)
12. Pac-In-Time (1994, SNES, PC CD-ROM)
13. Pac-Man Arrangement (1996) : part of "Namco Classics Collection Vol.2"
14. Pac-Man World (1999, PlayStation; 2004, GBA)
15. Pac-Man - Adventures in Time (2000, PC CD-ROM)
16. Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (2000, PlayStation)
17. Ms. Pac-Man - Quest for the Golden Maze (2001, PC CD-ROM)
18. Pac-Man All-Stars (2002, PC CD-ROM)
19. Pac-Man Fever (2002, PC CD-ROM)
20. Pac-Man World 2 (2002, PS2, GameCube, XBOX)
21. Pac-Man Vs. (2003, GameCube)
22. Pac-Pix (2005, DS)
23. Pac-Man Pinball Advance (2005, GBA)
24. Pac-Man Arrangement (2005, PSP) : part of "Namco Museum Battle Collection"
25. Pac'n Roll (2005, DS)
26. Pac-Man World 3 (2005, PSP, PS2, GameCube, XBOX, PC CD-ROM, DS)
27. Pac-Man World Rally (2006, GameCube, PS2, PSP, PC CD-ROM)
28. Pac-Man Championship Edition (2007, XBLA)
29. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (2010, XBLA, PSN)
30. Pac-Man Party (2010, Wii)
31. Pac-Man Battle Royale (2011)
32. Pac-Man Tilt (2011, 3DS) : part of "Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions"
33. Pac-Man Dash! (2013, Android/iOS)
34. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013, 3DS, XBOX 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
PORTS
 

Others:


Super Pac-Man TV game usa (2006) by Jakks Pacific
Arcade Gold featuring Pac-Man usa (2007) by Jakks Pacific
Retro Arcade featuring Pac-Man usa (2008) by Jakks Pacific
Pac-Man Connect and Play usa (2012) by Bandai
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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