Homebrew Fairchild Channel F cart. published 12 years ago by Atari Age

Videocart-27 screenshot

Not listed in MAME yet.

Videocart-27 © 2009 Atari Age.

An unauthorized version of Pac-Man.

Pac-Man is a game where the eponymous Pac-Man goes around a maze in the cardinal directions munching pellets as he goes. The goal is to eat all the pellets found on the maze. While trying to do this, Pac-Man is harassed by four ghosts (Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde) who constantly chase him around the maze. If the ghosts touch Pac-Man, he will lose a life. Pac-Man starts with three lives and if he loses all of them the game will end.

Pac-Man is not completely defenseless as on each maze, there are four power pellets, that when Pac-Man consumes them, will cause the tides to turn, as Pac-Man will be able to temporarily chase the ghosts to eat them and temporarily send them back to the middle of the maze from whence they came. Pac-Man can also eat randomly appearing fruit to earn bonus points.

This version of Pac-Man retains the intermissions found in the original game.


Even though the game sounds very much like a homebrew production it did get an official release allbeit in limited quantities. The game was put on a classic yellow Channel F cartridge with the label featuring cart number and instructions to play the game. It was sold with manual in an official box.