40 years ago, for my birthday in 1982, my parents got me Ms. Pac-Man for the Atari 2600. Those of us who had a 2600 were well aware of the compromises made in consideration to graphics. Even so, Ms. Pac-Man was one of the best Atari adaptations.
Last weekend, on what turned out to be my birthday celebration for 2022, I turned back the clock and played Ms. Pac-Man again. The arcade version, thanks to these excellent plug & play games. I didn’t have the greatest game – I’m out of practice – but you can see my old high score on the screen. I made it to level three this time at least!
WARNING: Gratuitous swearing.
Dusted off (and changed cruddy batteries) on our old plug & play arcade games this weekend. Pac-Man was first up, and two rare variations at that: Super Pac-Man (my favourite) and Pac-Man Plus, a challenging variant of the original. Check out my first runs through below. This weekend also included some Galaga, Dig Dug, Ms. Pac-Man and Pole Position. Is there a game of these you would like to see next?
F-bombs included below!