Let's Compare: Pac-Land

Started by TL, October 18, 2012, 16:53:11 PM

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TL

In the platformers thread we were talking about this game and so I thought it would be good to post this video! The Atari ST version appears to be missing but the rest are there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQV1-Kauo6g

TrekMD

And the Lynx never ceases to amaze!  Most of these are very well done, though.

Going to the final frontier, gaming...


TL

That NES version looks incredibly bad, it's a shame the 7800 version has never surfaced - it was supposedly finished.

The flip screen scrolling of the Amstrad and Spectrum version leads to some really unfair deaths.

Finally what the hell is that remixed music on the Amiga all about?  :-

Lynx version wins with ease!

onthinice

Cool! I never knew of all these versions. Nes version must be the Japanese only release.

Really liked the Spectrum and Amiga versions. Nice use of the flashing ghost when the power pellet was eaten for the Spectrum.

Was this not also released on one of the Namco volumes for the Playstastion?

I see they saved the two best versions for last! Thanks Laird!!!

TL

Indeed, I forgot to mention the TurboGrafx version - it's an excellent port but doesn't have as many levels as the Lynx version.

onthinice

Plus the Lynx system is cheaper than the Turbo handheld. Not in quality but on the wallet.

TL

It seems there was a version being worked on for the Atari XL/XE too by UK company Harlequin Software but it never saw release. Shame as it looks pretty decent from the screenshots:



onthinice

Cool! I have been playing the Lynx version more and am very impressed with the game. The TG-16 was and will always be my first, but the Lynx is starting to take more playing time.

TL

Quote from: "onthinice"Cool! I have been playing the Lynx version more and am very impressed with the game. The TG-16 was and will always be my first, but the Lynx is starting to take more playing time.

I have both and the Lynx version is just slightly better for me, more levels too (not that I can complete it!)

onthinice

Me either! I'm sure having fun trying!

TL

The ST version is missing from this thread:

ATARI ST PACLAND

As is the Sharp X68000:

VG Museum: Pac-Land (X68000)

onthinice

For the year of release the Atari ST looks nice, lacking some elements but still a good effort. The Sharp version looks almost arcade perfect.

TL

Another interesting look at the different versions of the game that also includes the MSX version (not yet seen here)

Lets get Killed! :Pacland part 2 (ZXspectrum, Amstrad, Amiga, Atari ST, PC engine, and MSX)

onthinice

Almost thirty minutes of Pac-Man getting killed. Better then the cartoon. Which did not have much violence.