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

Professor Pac-Man - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Professor Pac-Man (in mortarboard and academic gown) asks a series of multiple-choice questions. Hit the buttons to answer before time runs out.

Professor 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 Professor 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 Professor Pac-Man
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9135
Class Wide Release
Genre Trivia/Quiz
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Buttons: 3 - A|B|C
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Professor Pac-Man Control Panel Image

Professor Pac-Man KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.69 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.38

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 2.50

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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Trivia

Midway thought they were on to the next big thing here and planned to release software revisions every three months to keep people from memorizing the answers. Three software versions were planned: family (under 12), public (for bars, etc.) and prize (for casinos). Naturally, this game was almost an immediate flop and most operators only had it hanging around for as long as it took to get it shipped back to the distributor. Only 400 were ever made.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Professor Pac-Man Census

There are 14,820 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Professor Pac-Man collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Professor Pac-Man machine for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Professor Pac-Man.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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

Uses 640K of bankswitched ROM for code and questions.

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 166; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 173; Color photo

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