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

Pac-Man Plus - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The game is nearly identical to the original with only a few differences.

Pac-Man Plus 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 Pac-Man Plus was produced include: Lazarian, Solar Fox, Wizard Of Wor, Adventures of Robby Roto, The, Crossroads, Bump 'n Jump, Blue Print, Baby Pac-Man, BurgerTime, and Earth Friend


Name Pac-Man Plus
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8958
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 - Conversion
  • Cabaret/Mini - Conversion
  • Cocktail - Conversion
Bezel Pac-Man Plus Bezel Image
Control Panel Pac-Man Plus Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

The programming is is a lot like Pac-Man except that the maze is outlined in green instead of blue. The prizes that appear in the middle of the maze are cans of Coke, cocktails, green beans, cakes, gift-wrapped boxes, etc. Whenever Pac-Man eats an energizer, the ghosts not only turn blue but they also get apple stems on their heads. On later levels, sometimes only three of the ghosts turn blue.

Game Play

The game plays exactly like the original except that there are various events (apparently selected at random) that may or may not occur after Pac-Man eats one of the four power pellets. These events include but are not limited to: the maze's structure becoming temporarily invisible, the ghosts turning invisible while they are blue, or only three of the four ghosts turning blue. The prizes in the middle of the maze can also act as a power pellet. Another difference is that later in the game the maze's structure becomes permanently invisible. The scoring system is exactly the same as in the original Pac-Man game.

Pac-Man Plus KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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

CHEAT: This is the same cheat as the original Pac-Man. If you need to take a breather at the start of a screen, go right and immediately up so that you are inside the right corner of the "T" shape. Remain facing up and the ghosts will never find you.

ANTI-CHEAT: It is impossible to work a pattern to clear the screen, as it done in the original Pac-Man, because a power pellet does not always turn all the ghosts blue.

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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 enclosure is almost identical to the classic Pac-Man yellow cabinet, but the marquee is replaced with a more modern Pac-Man image with arms and legs. It proclaims itself as being "EXCITING NEW".


The game can be converted back to Pac-Man with the proper ROMS and CPU.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Pac-Man Plus 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 92 known instances of this machine owned by Pac-Man Plus collectors who are active members. Of these, 54 of them are original dedicated machines. 19 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 19 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Pac-Man Plus machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Pac-Man Plus circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Pac-Man Plus. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Pac-Man Plus circuit board set.

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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An official conversion to the original Pac-Man PCB.
The game uses a Z80 microprocessor and a Namco 3-channel PSG for sounds.


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