Pac-Man VR

The Video Game PCB by Virtuality, Ltd.

Pac-Man VR screenshot

Not emulated in MAME

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Pac-Man VR © 1996 Virtuality.


VR adaptation of the classic Namco arcade game, 'See the world through Pac-Man's eyes' Pac-Man fever is spreading again with this new fully immersive 3-D virtual reality game in which the player actually becomes Pac-Man himself.

Originally launched in 1980 by Namco, Pac-Man took over the world. Both young and old were afflicted with PAC-MAN fever, as the cute little yellow character launched a video game phenomenon. Now, for the first time ever you'll be able see the world through Pac-Man's eyes, running around the maze, picking up pills and avoiding the ghosts. This product brings a whole new immersive dimension to one of the best-loved games of all time.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
1
Pac-Man VR the  Video Game PCB
Click to enlarge
(members only)
SU2000 Hardware

Type of interface : Imersive -HMD-
Physical posture : Stand-up
Motion of the platform : No
Controls : 3-D joystick (with tracking)
Computer platform : 486 PC
Type of display : Virtuality Visette 2
Tracking : Polhemus Insidetrack
Size of the Unit : 4 x 4 H 50 inches
Unit Description : Stand Alone POD.

Virtuality Visette 2 visor specifications :
High impact polymer construction
Shock absorbing tough design
Weight : 645 grams/1.4 lbs
Size : Width=215mm/8,4ins; Height=95mm/3,7ins; Min depth=295mm/11,6ins; Max depth=345mm/13,5ins
Hygienic closed cell replaceable comfort pads
Inter-Pupillary adjustment : 58mm/2.2ins to 70mm/2.7ins
Field of view per eye : Horizontal=60° Vertical=46.87°
-Visual resolution : 756x244 pixels

Graphical Information:
Texture mapping capability : Yes
Number of polygon per second : 30,000 texture map p/s f:20-25 f/s
Number of Max. Moving objects : 512
Other Graphical Info : support Gouraud Shading, Texture Mapping, Flat Shading.

Sound :
Type of Sound : 8MB 16 Bit sample. (Stereo)
Music Background : Yes (CDs)

Network Information :
Max. Number of units networked locally : 8
Max. Number of units networked remotely : No (in the future ISDN)

Other Technical Description :
Mic Net connection between players

This game was also released on the SU3000 hardware.

SERIES

1. Pac-Man (1980, ARC)
2. Ms. Pac-Man (1981, ARC)
3. Super Pac-Man (1982, ARC)
4. Pac-Man Plus (1982, ARC)
5. Jr. Pac-Man (1983, ARC)
6. Professor Pac-Man (1983, ARC)
7. Pac-Land (1984, ARC)
8. Pac-Mania (1987, ARC)
9. Pac-Attack (1993, SNES, Genesis; 1994, Game Boy, Game Gear)
10. Pac-Man 2 - The New Adventures [Model SNS-25-USA] (1994, SNES, Genesis)
11. Pac-In-Time [Model SNS-APTE-USA] (1994, SNES, PC)
12. Pac-Man Arrangement (1996, ARC) : part of "Namco Classics Collection Vol.2"
13. Pac-Man VR (1996, ARC)
14. Pac-Man World [Model SLUS-00439] (1999, PS)
15. Pac-Man - Adventures in Time (2000, PC)
16. Ms. Pac-Man - Maze Madness [Model SLUS-01018] (2000, PS)
17. Ms. Pac-Man - Quest for the Golden Maze (2001, PC)
18. Pac-Man All-Stars (2002, PC)
19. Pac-Man Fever [Model SLUS-20197] (2002, PS)
20. Pac-Man World 2 [Model SLUS-20224] (2002, PS2, GC, XBOX)
21. Pac-Man Vs. [Model DOL-PRJE-USA] (2003, GC)
22. Pac-Pix [Model NTR-APCE-USA] (2005, DS)
23. Pac-Man Pinball Advance [Model AGB-BP8E-USA] (2005, GBA)
24. Pac-Man Arrangement (2005, PSP) : part of "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model ULUS-10035]"
25. Pac'n Roll [Model NTR-APNE-USA] (2005, DS)
26. Pac-Man World 3 [Model SLUS-21219] (2005, PSP, PS2, GC, XBOX, PC, DS)
27. Pac-Man World Rally [Model SLUS-21328] (2006, GameCube, PS2, PSP, PC)
28. Pac-Man Championship Edition (2007, XBLA)
29. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (2010, XBLA, PSN)
30. Pac-Man Party [Model RVL-SP7E-USA] (2010, Wii)
31. Pac-Man Battle Royale (2011, ARC)
32. Pac-Man Tilt (2011, 3DS) : part of "Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions [Model CTR-APGE-USA]"
33. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (2013, XBLA, PSN, Steam)
34. Pac-Man Dash! (2013, Android/iOS)
35. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013, 3DS, XBOX 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
36. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (2014, 3DS, XBOX 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)

SOURCES
Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.
Official website: http://www.arcadianvr.com/SU_3000_TOTAL_RECOIL_SOFTWARE_PACMANVR.htm

Page last modified on January 22, 2013