This, as its name implies, is a collection of Pac-Man games, both the official versions and the unauthorized versions. These are:
Pac-Man: The original.
Puck-Man: The same as Pac-Man but with more difficult mazes.
Hangly Man: A Pac-Man clone by Nittoh that has different mazes and sometimes the maze disappears.
Ultra Pac-Man: Adds six new mazes to Pac-Man.
Random Mazes: Chooses randomly from among the Pac-Man games.
Ms. Pac-Man: The original sequel.
Ms. Pac-Attack: The same as Ms. Pac-Man but with more difficult mazes.
Ms. Random Mazes: Chooses randomly from among the Ms. Pac-Man games.
There are also options for 'Fast' and 'Plus'. 'Fast', obviously, speeds up the game play. 'Plus' adds elements to all games that were found in the unauthorized Bally Midway coin-op game Pac-Man Plus. These are:
Bonus prize graphics are altered.
Bonus items act as an energizer pellet except the value of the monsters are doubled and the monsters are invisible during the energizer duration.
Eating a standard energizer doesn't always turn all the monsters blue.
Eating a standard energizer may make the maze and dots disappear for the duration of the energizer.
The maze colors are different to indicate 'Plus' mode.
If you have the High Score Cartridge, it can save the high scores of each variation separately.
This version of Pac-Man Collection! was designed for Atari 7800, which was video game console of third generation manufactured by Atari in the years 1986 - 1992. It was fully backward-compatible with the Atari 2600 with significantly improved graphics hardware.
However, the console was not successful and less than 4 million units at a unit price of $ 140 were sold. Also the current games library
containes only 100 games designed for Atari 7800. More information about the this console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
2 different online emulators are available for Pac-Man Collection!. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Pac-Man Collection! are summarized in the following table: