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

Super Pac-Man - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

In this 1982 addition to the series, Pac-Man must eat keys to open doors which will allow him to eat fruits and prizes, not dots. Eating the Super Power Energizers increases Pac-Man's size and allows him to speed up. For the duration of this Super energizer, he can freely pass over ghosts, even if they are their original dangerous colors.

Super Pac-Man 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 Super Pac-Man 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

Specs

Name Super Pac-Man
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9924
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Super Pac-Man Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Super Pac-Man Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
Controls
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Super Speed
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
  • Cabaret/Mini
Bezel Super Pac-Man Bezel Image
Control Panel Super Pac-Man Control Panel Image
PCB Super Pac-Man PCB Image

Game Play

Instead of dots, Pac-Man eats fruits and prizes such as apples, bunches of bananas, doughnuts, hamburgers, fried eggs, ears of corn, sneakers, pieces of cakes, raspberries, limes, cups of coffee, mushrooms, Galaxians, bells and shamrocks. In order to gain access to the passages that contain these items, Pac-Man must eat keys to open specific doorways. As the levels increase, the keys open less convenient entryways.

The maze layout is identical for each board, but the maze walls do change color from board to board. The "side door escape route" works just like Pac-Man you can lose the ghosts easily. There are energizers that function like Pac-Man energizers, but there are also two "super" energizers that increase your size and give you a super speed option accessed from the control panel. While at super size, pressing the super speed button will make you approximately twice as fast. Pac-Man can safely pass through ghosts when he is big. The ghosts will become longer and thinner when the super energizer is eaten. This is to give the effect of Super Pac-Man "flying" over the ghosts. If the ghosts are blue before the super energizer is eaten, they will remain regular size, and Pac-Man can eat them as a normally-energized Pac-Man would.

In the middle of the maze, there is a flashing star between two boxes that display the bonus fruits or prizes: one box displays the current fruit or prize and the other displays a rotating selection of them. Pac-Man can eat the star to score points and if he eats the star when they match, there will be a large bonus score.

Occasionally, there will be a bonus stage where Pac-Man will automatically be "Super" and will have to eat everything in the maze before time runs out. During this stage, there are no ghosts to pursue him. The familiar cartoon sequences also appear in this game and are perhaps some of the best of the Pac-Man series.

Super Pac-Man KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.09 (6 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.76

Overall Like 4.20
Fun (Social) 3.80
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 2.60

Technical Rating: 2.88

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 3.40
Originality 2.40
Sound/Music 3.20

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

The game, Super Pac-Man, turns over its' scoring function when a player scores 10,000,000 points or more on the game. I stopped my game at 10,106,040 after 14 hours and 22 minutes.

Hacks

  • Snowy Day Super Pac-Man - Has a Christmas theme.
  • Vector Super Pac-Man - Uses vector graphics.

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Cabinet Information

Side art shows Pac-Man wearing a cape. Marquee is in the same Pac-Man Font, with 'Super' written at the top-center of the marquee.

Miscellaneous

LICENSOR: Namco

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Super Pac-Man Census

There are 14,831 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 358 known instances of this machine owned by Super Pac-Man collectors who are active members. Of these, 259 of them are original dedicated machines. 9 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 86 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 25 active VAPS members with a Super Pac-Man machines for sale. There are 10 active VAPS members with a Super Pac-Man circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Super Pac-Man. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Super Pac-Man boards sets.

This game ranks a 68 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 18 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

The game uses two 6809 microprocessors and a Namco 8-channel 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. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 124; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 124; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
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
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2016 1 230.00 230.00
2018 1 413.00 413.00
All Years 2 321.50 321.50

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