Pac & Pal

The Video Game PCB by NAMCO, Ltd.

Pac & Pal screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Pac & Pal © 1983 Namco.


Pac-Man has a new friend named Miru, but she tries to steal stuff and take it to the ghost pen. Pac-Man now not only has to collect the stuff lying around the board, but he must also watch Miru to make sure she doesn't take the stuff for her own use.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Pac & Pal the  Video Game PCB
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Game ID: PAP

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Pac & Pal was released in July 1983 in Japan.

In the game's title, the 'Pal' refers to Pac-Man's new friend, Miru.

An alternate version of this game features Chomp Chomp, Pac-Man's dog from the 1982-84 animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera, in place of Miru, and the game's name is changed accordingly : "Pac-Man & Chomp Chomp".

Pac & Pal was the first "Pac-Man" game to have music during gameplay.

SCORING

Cards : 10-100 points, dying resets cards to ten points.
Regular Items: 50-500 points.
Power Items : 1,000 points.
Stunning Ghosts : 200, 400, 800, 1,600 points.
Key : 700 - 5,000 points.
End of round bonus : 100 X items eaten.

Bonus Rounds :
Cards : 100-1000 points.
Uncovering Miru : doubles points of cards uncovered afterwards
Uncovering Blinky : ends round

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Easter Egg : enter service mode and enter the following sequence : Left, Right(x9), Down(x5), Up(x6). '(c) (p) 1982 NAMCO LTD.' will be added at the bottom of the screen.

• Don't let Miru take the stuff to the ghost pen. Bonus points are awarded for 'perfect boards' when Pac-Man eats all the fruit himself, and the bonus increases with each 'perfect board'.

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)

PORTS

Consoles:


Nintendo Wii usa (oct.23, 2007) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-R2NE-USA]"
Nintendo Wii japan (dec.6, 2007) "Minna de Asobou! Namco Carnival" [Model RVL-P-RNWJ]" : Translated as "Everybody plays! Namco Carnival".
Nintendo Wii europe (apr.18, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-RN2P]"
Nintendo Wii korea (apr.26, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix"
Nintendo Wii australia (may.1, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-2N2P]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 usa (nov.4, 2008) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 europe (may.15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
Microsoft XBOX 360 australia (june.3, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
Microsoft XBOX 360 japan (nov.5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"
Nintendo Wii usa (nov.16, 2010) "Namco Museum Megamix"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] usa (feb.25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum [Model NPUB-31383]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] usa korea europe australia (feb.26, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] europe australia (feb.26, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum [Model NPEB-01892]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] korea (feb.26, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] japan (june.25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (june.25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"

Computers:


PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] japan (june.9, 1998) "Namco History Vol.3"
Steam usa europe (feb.25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum [usa Model 236470]"
PC [Online] australia (feb.25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"

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.

Page last modified on March 19, 2014