Museum of the Game ®

International Arcade Museum® — Killer List of Videogames®


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

Ms. Pac-Man - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

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

Ms. Pac-Man was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1981.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Ms. Pac-Man was produced include: Li'l Hoop Shot!, Extra Bases, Space Encounters, Space Invaders II, Rally-X, Bosconian, Gorf, Kick, Kick-Man, and Ms. Pac-Man Plus

Specs

Name Ms. Pac-Man
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8782
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Monitor
Conversion Class Namco Galaxian
Game Specific Ms. Pac-Man Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Ms. Pac-Man Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# 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
  • Cocktail
Instructions Ms. Pac-Man Instructions Image
Control Panel Ms. Pac-Man Control Panel Image
Side Art Ms. Pac-Man Side Art Image
PCB Ms. Pac-Man PCB Image

Game Introduction

The game is a lot like Pac-Man except that it has four different mazes that change once every two to four screens instead of just one maze throughout the entire game. Also the fruits and prizes walk around the maze instead of appearing at the same spot in the middle of the maze. These bonus items include cherries, strawberries, peaches, pretzels, apples, pears and bananas.

Ms. Pac-Man KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.02 (26 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.18

Overall Like 4.36
Fun (Social) 4.17
Fun (Solo) 4.24
Collector Desire 4.19

Technical Rating: 3.98

Gameplay 4.60
Graphics 4.21
Originality 3.36
Sound/Music 3.72

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.

Log in to rate this game!

Hacks

ULLIIBlob MuncherI Changes Ms. PacMan into a blob.LIIMr. PacManI Lets you play as the original PacMan character.LIIMs. PacMan 2600I Changes the graphics to make it more like the Atari 2600.LIIMs. PacMan NES MazesI Changes the maze to make it look more like the NES version.LIIMs. PacMan RenaissanceI Changes the graphics to make them look better.LIIMs. PacMortemI A grusome hack of the original.LIIMs. PacRumbleI Makes the mazes harder.LIIMs. YakManI Characters to make them look more like llamas and sheep.LIISnowy Day Ms. PacManI Has a Christmas theme.UL

More pictures

Trivia

This game, originally called ICrazy OttoI, was an elaborate enhancement of IPacManI created by a small company called General Computer Corporation. GCC pitched the title to Bally Midway who bought it and, after some minor changes, changed the game into IMs. PacManI. Bally Midway ultimately turned over the rights to Namco in an effort to appease them and not lose the licensing rights to future titles. Namco did ultimately stop licensing games to Bally Midway due to the release of Midways other unauthorized titles such as IPacMan PlusI, IBaby PacManI, and IJr. PacManI.PDespite being released in the early 1980s, the game continues to retain its popularity among players. Machines can still be found almost everywhere including most arcades or amusement centers in the United States.PIn 2000, Ms. PacMan was selected as the spokesgame character for the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations httpwww.nabco.org . The character now wears a pink ribbon in addition to her traditional pink bow.

Cabinet Information

On most Ms PacMan cabinets, the side art and front art is painted on. However, on the last production run of the game, adhesive sticker art was used instead of paint. This leads many to believe that legitimate stickerart IMs. PacManI cabinets are bootlegged or use reproduction art, when in fact they often do not. Incidentally, the most commonly available reproduction set of side art and front art for IMs. PacManI was created using the later sticker version of the cabinet as a template. Therefore, the reproductions look slightly out of place when applied to older painted cabinets, due to the fact that they use deeper colors and have slightly different art.

Conversion

A variety of different speedup options have been made available to enhance the game. These range from simple ROM swaps to the addition of subboards, hacks or custom circuitry.

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

There are 14,769 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,481 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,607 machines (6,903 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 1,887 known instances of this machine owned by Ms. Pac-Man collectors who are active members. Of these, 1,591 of them are original dedicated machines. 81 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 206 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 82 active VAPS members with a Ms. Pac-Man machines for sale. There are 14 active VAPS members with a Ms. Pac-Man circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 50 active VAPS members currently looking for Ms. Pac-Man. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Ms. Pac-Man circuit board set.

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

This game ranks a 73 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]

Flyers

Technical

The game use a Z80 microprocessor and a Namco 3channel 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

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 109; Color photo
  2. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 123; Color photo Price guide: No
  3. Arcade Fever Sellers (ISBN 0762409371) Page: 78; Color photo
  4. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 123; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Reproduction arts
  2. 3D Model (External): Cabaret
  3. 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
Bartari 101 Adams Ave, Scranton Pennsylvania United States Arcade Bar (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
Children: Only in daytime
Focus: Classic & Modern Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
Payment Method: Coins
0
Level One Bar + Arcade 130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus Ohio United States 0
PinBar 501 17 Ave SW, Calgary AB Canada Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Status: Verified

Focus: Classic Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
Payment Method: Coins
1
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
1
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
2

eBay Listings

Click to search eBay for Ms. Pac-Man Videogame machines and related items.

Click to search eBay for Midway Manufacturing Co. for machines and parts.

When you click on links below to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Such revenue helps to fund this site's operations. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

TOP WATCHED LISTINGS FOR: Ms. Pac-Man

Ebay Compatible Application

Bally Midway Ms. Pac-Man PCB Board Set Untested

Auction ends in: 5 days, 7 hours

AuctionWithBIN
$49.99

Arcade1Up Ms Pac-man Galaga Class of '81 5 Games-in-1 Countercade NEW

Auction ends in: 4 weeks, 20 hours

FixedPrice
$230.00

Ms Pacman Arcade Game, Lots Of New Parts,Free shipping

Auction ends in: 1 week, 4 days

FixedPrice
$1,980.00

Ms PacMan by Midway/Bally COIN-OP CLASSIC Arcade Video Game

Auction ends in: 4 weeks, 1 day

FixedPrice
$1,075.00

ARCADE CLASSICS MS. PAC MAN BANDAI NAMCO

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 4 days

FixedPrice
$25.00

Auction Results

Logged in members can see all related auctions.

Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 2 402.50 402.50
2018 3 1,180.00 1,417.00
All Years 5 767.00 1,011.20

Contribute

  1. Log in to contribute content to this page
  2. Please consider donating to the International Arcade Museum Library