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Pac-Attack

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Pac-Attack
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Namco
Developer:
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
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£19.99[1] T-14116-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-14116-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-14116-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-14116-50



Sega Game Gear
US
$?



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.

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.

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

GamePro US 060.pdf

PDF
Game Gear print advert in GamePro (US) #60: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

VideoGames US 72.pdfVideoGames US 72.pdf

PDF
Print advert in VideoGames (US) #72: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)

ConsolesPlus FR 048.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #48: "Novembre 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79
80 №38, p67
82 №40, p85[3]
50 №75, p55
80 №53, p66
72 №2, p92[4]
70 №71, p126[5]
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
7 reviews

Mega Drive, US
PacAttack MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
PacAttack MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
PacPanic MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
66 №60, p40[6]
Sega Game Gear
66
Based on
1 review

Game Gear, US
PacAttack GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPacAttack GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
PacAttack GG US Cart.jpg
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-Man games for Sega systems
Sega Game Gear
Pac-Man (1991) | Ms. Pac-Man (1993) | Pac-Attack (1994)
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)
Sega Dreamcast
Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (2000)