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Review of Pac-Mania by CVG magazine "Complete Guide to Sega"
Overall rating 84%
Wacka-wacka! PacMan is back yet again - but returns to PacWorld to find everything's gone 3D on him! Unperturbed by this, our yellow spherical hero with the voracious appetite goes on yet another munching spree, out to clear the various levels (Block Town, Coin World - an all-new bonus level, PacMan Park, Sandbox Land and the Jungly Steps) of video pills.
As you'd expect, those pesky ghosts are back, but Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde have been joined by two new recruits - Sue and Funky, and all six are out to make PacMan's life just as much of a misery as before. The tables can be turned, however, by munching on a power pill, giving PacMan the ability to bite back! If the going gets too tough, however, and PacMan finds himself trapped, he can now bounce over the ghosts' heads to escape!
Sega Pacmania is a stunning conversion, and packs all the fun and features of the original coin-op and even manages to include a few of its own, including a whole new world to munch around. The graphics and sound are great, with colourful, smooth-scrolling backdrops and some great ditties which compliment the frantic action perfectly. Although the PacMan concept is simple, it's a classic one and offers plenty of enjoyment for those who haven't played this type of game much before. Give it a go.
A very good coin-op conversion that offers simple, addictive game play for any fan of PacMan games.