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A platform game with three different boards Junk Yard, Cavern, and Tree. The object is to collect items like bottles, watches, hats, balls, and cans and bring them back to your nest. However, you must avoid a variety of animals such as rats, cats, dogs, bats and owls who are either in your way or are out to get you.

Peter Pack Rat was produced by Atari Games in 1985.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Peter Pack Rat was produced include: E.T., Last Starfighter The, Marble Madness, Paperboy, Gauntlet, Road Runner, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Gauntlet (PlayChoice), and Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back


Name Peter Pack Rat
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8998
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Atari System I
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way with button - Jump
  • Buttons: 1 - Throw
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Peter Pack Rat Control Panel Image

Game Play

The game play is quite simple: pick up one or more objects and return them to the nest. You can throw any number of objects that you've collected to stun animals. Flying animals that have been stunned can be ridden around the screen for a short period of time. A round ends when all the desired objects have been collected in the nest. Each successive rounds adds more objects and enemies along with changing the patterns of the shortcuts.

Peter Pack Rat KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.33 (6 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.01

Overall Like 3.33
Fun (Social) 2.20
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 2.75

Technical Rating: 3.63

Gameplay 3.67
Graphics 3.83
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 3.50

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Peter Pack Rat Census

There are 14,896 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 57 known instances of this machine owned by Peter Pack Rat collectors who are active members. Of these, 32 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 21 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Peter Pack Rat machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Peter Pack Rat.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 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]



The main processor is the 68010. A 6502A controls the main sound, coin slots and shares 8-bit I/O with the 68010. The FM sounds are generated by a YM2151.

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 189; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 189; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Peter Pack Rat Arcade Marquee 23.5" x 5.5"

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