Atari 2600 – Pac-Man

Another one in the long line of games…

I thought are impossible to f*ck up, but they somehow managed.
If you load up this game and expect Pac-Man, you are in for a rude awakening.

The little pills are now small lines, Pac-Man is light orange instead of yellow, the maze is simplified, the ghosts are all the same color, the bonus-points fruit is a yellow block (???) and the high-pitched sound effects are annoying as hell.
If I explain to a blind developer the basic premise of Pac-Man, he would probably produce this game.
Maybe with better controls tho (yes, they f*cked this up too).

This was supposed to be the crowning achievement of video games and while it sold like crazy, critics despised it even back then.
And saying the game is shite because of limited time makes it just look even more like a cash cow.

It’s a slap in the face of every fan and while playable on its own, it’s just not fun.
Consider me slightly mad.




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