Pac-In-Time

a game by Kalisto, and Infogrames

Platforms: SNESSNESGameGear

Genre: Action

See also:Pac-Man Games

Pac is back again! Full of fun, fast- paced adventure, Pac-ln-Time is the newest way to experience Pac-Man -- this time with an action/adventure twist.

Pac Is Back

In Pac-ln-Time our hero, Pac- Man, is not moving through mazes, as in the arcade classic. Nor is he a side-scrolling, mood-changing strategy Pac, a la Pac-Man 2. This time, the Ghost Witch has taken poor Pac-Man from Ms. Pac-Man and the Pac kids, and transported him back in time to 1975, before anyone had even heard of him. Pac has some new moves, such as rope swinging, that give this game greater depth.

ProTips:

  • Hammer weak points on the bridges to reveal the secret areas.
  • When trying to reach a cliff, jump on nearby rocks or rises to gain height.

Back in Time

As Pac journeys to the present, he retains some of his most famous moves. Like the Pac of old, he eats pellets -- in fact, to pass a level, he must eat a specific number of pellets.

Pac also knocks out enemies with a new hammer and fireballs, and he can find a super pellet and chomp up ghosts. By adding fresh moves to the old ones, Namco breathed new life into a classic character.

The above-average graphics sport nicely detailed landscapes, bright colors, and large, easy-to-follow sprites that move with smooth, intricate animation.

To kill the ghosts, eat a big pellet, just as in the original Pac-Man.

Some of the enemies are rather small, however, and can be hard to spot among the foliage.

Sound isn't the star of this game. The background noises are exactly alike, and the music when Pac eats a super pellet is long and repetitive.

Pac Rules

Pac is easy to control, especially his basic running, jumping, and shooting motions. Mastering his new rope-swinging move might be hard at first, but it soon becomes second nature -- and lots of fun. Jumping off obstacles to reach high cliffs can be frustrating as well, but it, too, gets easier with practice.

Pac is still king to many people, and there's no mistaking why: He's great, lightweight fun. With more than 50 levels, Pac-ln-Time adds new dimensions to his legacy. All Pac lovers, and even those who don't like this cheerful hero, should gobble up this winner and take a trip through time!

  • Bang on the walls to open secret warp zones.
  • Press the Turbo button to rope-swing across ceilings.

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Pac is back! Just when you thought he was retired, the yellow eating machine is off on a whole-new adventure.

The evil Ghost Witch has decided to get rid of Pac-Man once and for all by sending him into the year 1975. The time warp changed Pac-Man into his earlier shape--shortening his arms and removing his nose. The ghosts are after him, too.

Pac-Man now must make his way back to his proper place in time. Clearing levels filled with dots helps him do it. Reminiscent of the original arcade classic, there are power pellets that allow you to eat ghosts.

This game has not been announced for a U.S. release. It. however, will also come out in England from Mindscape.

THE GOOD

The graphics are really good, and Pac-ln-Time is loaded with technique and game play.

THE BAD

Of all tunes you could put into a game, why these? The songs become annoying rather quickly.

THE UGLY

And to think I was actually "wowed" by the graphics of the original Pac-Man arcade machine!

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Namco
  • Machine: Super NES

Pac-Man is back and in this, his latest adventure, an evil witch has sent him back in time. It's up to you to get the little yellow guy through over 50 levels and back to his own time. If you like side-scrolling action, this game is for you!

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Namco
  • Machine: Super NES

Pac-Man is back and in this, his latest adventure, an evil witch has sent him back in time. It's up to you to get the little yellow guy through over 50 levels and back to his own time. If you like side-scrolling action, this game is for you!

reggie posted a review

Pac-In-Time (an offshoot from the normal variety of Pac-Man games) a video game developed by Namco, featuring the popular arcade character Pac-Man. It was released shortly after Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures in 1994 for MS-DOS, Macintosh, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and Game Boy. You go through various side-scrolling levels, obtaining many different items along the way, such as your objective to collect a certain number of pellets before you can exit the level.

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