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Baby Pac-Man Baby Pac-Man - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Baby Pac-Man - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Baby Pac-Man avoids ghosts and eats his way through a maze devoid of power pellets. These power-ups can only be earned by dropping into the pinball section. When a ball drains in the pinball section, play returns to the video mode.

Baby Pac-Man was produced by Bally Midway in 1982.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Baby Pac-Man was produced include: Lazarian, Solar Fox, Wizard Of Wor, Adventures of Robby Roto, The, Crossroads, BurgerTime, Bump 'n Jump, Blue Print, Earth Friend, and Kozmik Krooz'r


Name Baby Pac-Man
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1982
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 6987
Sub-Type Hybrid Pinball/Videogame
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
# Maximum Players 2
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Left Flipper|Right Flipper
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Baby Pac-Man Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

This was the first video/pinball combo game from Bally (Granny and the Gators being the second). In the video mode, you control Baby Pac-Man in a familiar Pac-Man like maze, gobbling dots and fruit while avoiding ghosts that are very smart and very fast. The red ghost actually moves faster than Baby Pac-Man. The first thing the seasoned Pac-Man player notices is that there are no power pellets initially on the screen! The player must earn power pellets by exiting to the pinball section.

In the pinball section, the player can advance the fruit that is displayed on the level, increase the speed of Baby Pac-Man as he runs through the two side exits and, most importantly, earn power pellets (one to four) by spelling "PacMan" or hitting the loop ball that resides behind the drop targets at the top of the playfield.

Baby Pac-Man KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.19 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.65

Overall Like 3.75
Fun (Social) 3.50
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 3.75

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 3.25
Originality 4.20
Sound/Music 3.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is solid yellow and there are stickers of Baby Pac-Man on both sides.


PRODUCTION: approximately 7000 units.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Baby Pac-Man Census

There are 14,755 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,460 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 277 known instances of this machine owned by Baby Pac-Man collectors who are active members. Of these, 272 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 9 active VAPS members with a Baby Pac-Man machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Baby Pac-Man circuit board for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 21 active VAPS members currently looking for Baby Pac-Man.

This game ranks a 58 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 38 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Uses a standard Bally Pinball MPU controller (used in other machines at the time) with a 6800 CPU. The other two boards are a combined lamp/solenoid driver board and the video game board (dubbed "Vidiot") that runs the video game portion. The video game board uses a 6800 for sound and a custom 9924(??) CPU chip for the video.


This game is notorious for problems in communication between the video section and the pinball section. Cleaning the connector pins with Q-tips and rubbing alcohol is generally a good first attempt at a fix.


  1. Pac-Man
  2. Ms. Pac-Man
  3. Super Pac-Man
  4. Pac-Man Plus
  5. Baby Pac-Man
  6. Jr. Pac-Man
  7. Pac & Pal
  8. Pac-Land
  9. Pac-Mania
  10. Pac-Man V R


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 116; Color photo
  2. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 125; Color photo Price guide: No
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 125; Color photo
  4. Pinball Compendium : 1982 to Present Shalhoub (ISBN 0764323008) Page: 19; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

See the game at:

This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
The Very Best Arcade (The Very Best Weiner Shop) 252 E High St, Pottstown Pennsylvania United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Status: Verified

Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Coins
The Winged Bear 775 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury Connecticut United States 0
Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge

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BABY PACMAN - Bally/Midway Arcade - GENUINE VIDIOT PCB - Untested

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 0.00 0.00
2018 1 2,124.00 2,124.00
All Years 2 1,062.00 1,062.00


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