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Super Pac-Man © 1982 Namco.
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|Super Pac-Man was released in October 1982 in Japan. |
In this new Pac-Man game, the gameplay mechanics have altered radically - instead of eating dots, the player is required to eat a key, which unlocks a section of the maze containing some kind of food. Once all the food is eaten, the player advances to the next level. The new game-play mechanics were considered by many to be confusing, and too much of a change from the first two games ("Pac-Man" and "Ms. Pac-Man"). Ultimately, Super Pac-Man proved to be the least successful game in the original series, being outsold that year by "Pac-Man Plus", a slightly updated version of the original game. In spite of this, the game's A.I. was celebrated as being one of the best of that era, and in the eyes of many fans, was the best out of any Pac-Man game.
The alien spaceship "Galaxian" makes an appearance in this game as the main prize of Stage 15 (the fourth Bonus Stage).
A Super Pac-Man unit appears in the 1983 movie 'Joysticks'.
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