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Jr. Pac-Man Jr. Pac-Man - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Jr. Pac-Man - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Jr. Pac-Man must eat all the dots in a maze in order to advance to the next stage. He's chased by killer ghosts but he can eat them while powered up after eating one of six large dots. Bonus points are awarded for eating the fruits and snacks that appear and wander the maze.

Jr. Pac-Man was produced by Bally Midway in 1983.

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 Jr. Pac-Man was produced include: Baby Pac-Man, Blue Print, Bump 'n Jump, BurgerTime, Earth Friend, Domino Man, Discs Of Tron, Grand Slam (4 player version), Gold Ball, and E2088

Specs

Name Jr. Pac-Man
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8246
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Monitor
Conversion Class Namco Galaxian
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 272 lbs
  • Cabaret/Mini
  • Cocktail
Side Art Jr. Pac-Man Side Art Image
PCB Jr. Pac-Man PCB Image

Game Introduction

One of many sequels to Pac-Man, this version's innovative features include side-scrolling mazes, a lack of exits and moving prizes that not only destroy energizers but also create large dots that slow the players' movements considerably.

Jr. Pac-Man KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.67

Overall Like 3.67
Fun (Social) 1.67
Fun (Solo) 3.67
Collector Desire 4.67

Technical Rating: 3.22

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.67
Sound/Music 2.00

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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Hacks

  • Snowy Day Jr. Pac-Man - Has a Christmas theme.

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Trivia

This game was among the many updates to Pac-Man created by Bally Midway that were unauthorized by Namco. These unauthorized sequels ultimately led to the termination of the licensing agreement between Namco and Bally Midway.

Cabinet Information

The game was first released as a dedicated machine that was similar to the cabinet used for Mappy. Due to declining video game sales in late 1983, however, Midway decided to halt production of the dedicated machines early on and manufacture conversion kits for the game instead.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Jr. Pac-Man Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,469 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,447 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 189 known instances of this machine owned by Jr. Pac-Man collectors who are active members. Of these, 62 of them are original dedicated machines. 52 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 73 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Jr. Pac-Man machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Jr. Pac-Man circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Jr. Pac-Man.

This game ranks a 43 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 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]

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Technical

The game use a Z80 microprocessor and a Namco 3-channel PSG for sounds.

Legacy

  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

See the game at:

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

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
8-Bit Beans 100 Brock St South, Whitby Ontario Canada 0
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
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