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Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The classics are back! This is Namco's rerelease of both these legendary games as one dedicated machine.

Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 was produced by Namco in 2000.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 was produced include: Ghoul Panic, Point Blank 2, Super World Stadium '99, Quick & Crash, Aqua Rush, Kart Duel, Ninja Assault, Quest For Fame, Turret Tower, and Cyber Lead II


Name Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8784
Class Wide Release
Genre Other
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - fire
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Cocktail
  • Upright/Standard - 25" version  294 lbs
Control Panel Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

Ms. Pac-Man is back and she has brought Galaga along with her! In this two-in-one arcade game, you can play either of these legendary classics. New to this version is the ability to continue on Ms. Pac-Man.

There are 1P and 2P Start buttons for both games. After the machine has been credited, you simply press the start button of the game you would like to play.

Game Play

For Ms. Pac-Man, eat all the dots on each level and avoid the ghosts. For Galaga, shoot the aliens, dodge their attacks and try to get perfects on the challenge stages for higher scores.

Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.05

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 3.75
Fun (Solo) 4.25
Collector Desire 3.75

Technical Rating: 3.45

Gameplay 3.60
Graphics 4.50
Originality 3.75
Sound/Music 3.75

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

To play the original Pac-Man on this machine, move the joystick in this order on the "Press Start Button" that appears after you insert your coins: up, up, up, down, down, down, left, right, left, right, left. If done correctly, you should hear a sound, and Ms. Pac-Man will change color. Press the Ms. Pac-Man start button, and you will be able to play Pac-Man.

BUG: A bug exist in both Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class of '81 that allows a player to play during the Galaga demo screen and even reset the game. The demos are the same for both Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class of '81, and the bug works the same way, but the result is a little different between the two Galagas.

During the Galaga demo, the Galaga character comes down and tries to tractor-beam up the player's ship. As soon as that trackor-beam starts, the player can take control of the ship in the demo. The player has two choices here and this will effect how the game handles this bug:

- If the player allows themself to be captured, the demo will continue as normal and they have the option of controlling the player ship or not. The player can choose whether to save their captured ship, try to complete the level, etc. The demo mode will complete after 30 or so seconds and the high-score screen will appear.

- If the player takes control of the ship and destroys the Galaga with the tractor beam, they will be able to continue playing until the "normal" demo would have completed. At this point the game will do one of two things depending on whether the player is on an original Galaga or the Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class of '81:

* Galaga - Some of the charactors on the screen will freeze while others are still moving and doing what they are suppose to be doing. This will last 15-20 seconds, then the game will go to the high score screen.

* Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - The game will make a loud buzz sound, blank the screen and then show a diagnostics screen with the version # of the games, a RAM and ROM test, etc. This screen will stay for 10 or so seconds before returning to the high score screen. If someone needs to know the version of software on their boardset, this can be a handy way of finding out without opening the cabinet.

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet features 'split' artwork: Ms. Pac-Man on the left side and Galaga artwork on the right.


The title of this game makes it seem as the two games are "meeting" each other after 20 years at a high school reunion. Indeed, an advertisement for this game feature faux yearbook clippings, naming Ms. Pac-Man "Most Popular" and "Most Likely to Succeed" and Galaga "Most Valuable Player" and "Class Space Case."

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 169 known instances of this machine owned by Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 collectors who are active members. Of these, 140 of them are original dedicated machines. 11 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 17 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 machines for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 11 active VAPS members currently looking for Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class Of 1981 boards sets.

This game ranks a 19 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 15 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]


See the game at:

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

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
The Winged Bear 775 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury Connecticut United States 0

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2012 1 1,062.00 1,062.00
2015 22 891.25 893.86
2016 14 805.00 720.80
2017 15 1,180.00 1,121.62
2018 5 1,298.00 1,227.20
2019 4 708.00 855.50
2020 12 1,035.00 950.00
2021 7 1,265.00 1,145.21
2022 15 1,150.00 1,242.00
All Years 95 1,035.00 1,002.60


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