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Hangly Man Hangly Man - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A pie-shaped player moves around a maze eating dots while being chased by four ghosts. Eating all the dots will advance the player to the next level. Eating any of the power dots temporarily makes the ghosts vulnerable and eating fruit gives you bonus points.

Hangly Man was produced by Nittoh in 1981.

Nittoh released 2 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1981. Nittoh was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nittoh during the time period Hangly Man was produced include:


Name Hangly Man
Developer Nittoh (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8070
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Namco Galaxian
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
Control Panel Hangly Man Control Panel Image
PCB Hangly Man PCB Image

Game Introduction

This is a 1981 Pac-Man clone by Nittoh. It features a different maze that becomes invisible or disappears at certain times or levels. Hangly Man is chased by four ghosts (NAME-NICKNAME-COLOR):

  • Oikake-Akabei-Red
  • Machibuse-Pinky-Pink
  • Kimagure-Aosuke-Blue
  • Okoboke-Guzuta-Orange

Hangly Man KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.20 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.40

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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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  • Popeye Pacman - This is a hack of Hangly Man that changes the main character to a Popeye head.

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According to the Japanese Engrish [sic] page (a page dedicated to the Japanese's mangling of english on their products, etc.), "Hangly Man" was an attempt at "Hungry Man".


COPY OF: Pac-Man

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Hangly Man Census

There are 14,848 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Hangly Man collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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

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