Pac-Attack

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Pac-Attack
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Game Gear
Namco (US)
Sega Mega Drive
Philips (EU)
Developer:
Sound driver: Namco sound driver
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Puzzle

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-14116
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-14116-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
T-14116-50
USK: 0
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£19.9919.99[1][2] T-14116-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
US
T-14058
Videogame Rating Council: GA

Pac-Attack, whose European Sega Mega Drive and Game Boy and Japanese Game Boy versions are called Pac-Panic, is a puzzle game developed and published by Namco in 1993. It is an adaptation of Cosmo Gang the Puzzle - an arcade game released by Namco in 1992.

A Sega Master System GG2SMS hack was released in May 2014.

Gameplay

Pac-Attack is a spin-off from the Pac Man series. It is similar to Tetris, however as well as clearing lines of blocks there are also ghosts that cannot be cleared in the traditional sense and Pac-Man pieces which will eat the ghosts, assuming Pac-Man is placed nearby.

History

Legacy

Initially released for the Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo, ports of Pac-Attack were made for the Game Boy, Sega Game Gear and Philips CD-i. The Super Nintendo version has since been re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console service. The Genesis version was rereleased for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Steam as part of Pac-Man Museum.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Pac-Panic Pac-Panic
English (US) Pac-Attack Pac-Attack

Magazine articles

Main article: Pac-Attack/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Game Gear print advert in GamePro (US) #60: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in VideoGames (US) #72: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #48: "Novembre 1995" (1995-1x-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [4]
Sega Mega Drive
80
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU) NTSC-U
40
[5]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU) PAL
50
[6]
Digitiser (UK)
79
[7]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
75
[8]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[9]
GamePro (UK)
80
[10]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
82
[11]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[12]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[13]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
72
[2]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) PAL
77
[14]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-U
78
[15]
VideoGames (US)
70
[16]
Sega Mega Drive
70
Based on
13 reviews

Pac-Attack

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Pac-Attack MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
PacAttack MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
PacPanic MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Pac Panic MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
66
[17]
Sega Game Gear
66
Based on
1 review

Pac-Attack

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 9273ee2c
MD5 948ad3bc6014caf8c52c3c626dd70cee
SHA-1 e9e3d7c116e82e7fe696ac3e043d14ece51e9f8e
128kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References


Pac-Attack

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Pac-Man games for Sega systems
Sega Game Gear
Pac-Man (1991) | Ms. Pac-Man (1993) | Pac-Attack (1994) | Pac-In-Time (unreleased)
Sega Master System
Ms. Pac-Man (1991) | Pac-Mania (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
Ms. Pac-Man (1991) | Pac-Mania (1991) | Pac-Attack (1993) | Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994) | Pac-In-Time (unreleased)
Sega Dreamcast
Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (2000)