Unfortunately, sinse I was rather young at the time I can't recall precisely, though given some of the other games I remember playing such as berzerk space invaders and joust, I suspect this might've been the later model of the 2600 you mentioned, though whether the game was packman or mrs. packman I stil can't be certain.

I remember playing pack mania some years later on the amigar, which funnily enough was closer in gameplay to packman talks, sinse it had far larger sprites and an isometric view rather than streight top down, so you could only see a few passages around you at a time.


One interesting feature it did have was the ability to jump over ghosts who were heading streight for you, ---- though they'd of course start chasing you streight off. Then on later levels some ghosts would start jumping as well, ---- which could be a real pest!

I know there are a hole bunch of retro remakes of packman, though i must confess the only one I've played much is the one someone put together with the rocks n diamonds game engine, which I was testing for low vision access purposes.

anyway, this is turning into a ramble so I'll stop.

Btw Phil, any chance of sticking the ability to jump over ghosts into packman talks? ;D.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
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Hi Dark,
Depends on what console you were playing it on. The original Packman
home version was designed for the Atari 2600.  They later produced
sequals like Mrs. Packman and Packman Jr. for the Atari 7800 series
consoles.  As it happens they also released a new 2600 console, before
they went out of business, with slightly newer/updated versions of
their 2600 series games. One of those was of course Packman. Since
then there have been several clones and retro remakes of Packman
designed by a number of companies for every operating system and
console you can imagine. So the little yellow guy is very much a
classic that continues to get passed on from generation to generation.



On 5/22/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
Rather fun, if not actually accessible (though thanks to phil there is
accessible packman of course).


Interestingly enough though, while I remember playing packman at the age of 3 or 4 on our old atari 2600, the colours and sfx were completely different
from the arcade version, though the gameplay was exactly the same.

Sinse this would've been in 1985 and 86, I wonder if that was actually the
original packman or a sequal, --- sinse I do remember it having features
such as the maze actually changing after a few levels.

Beware the grue!

Dark.

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