|Tony - 16/01/2013|
Atari was seemingly on a roll with arcade conversions around this time. Berzerk, Phoenix. Then they release this! I knew you'd never expect arcade perfection from the 2600, but I also knew it could be done better than this.
Ironically Atari ran anti-Colecovision 5200 ads saying "look how awful pacman is on the colecovision". It was their own pac-man being run through the CV 2600 emulator module!
|8bitjeff - 08/12/2010|
I remember seeing this in being played in K-Mart and thinking that it was such a disaster. In hind-sight, it really is not a bad game, it just doesn't look or sound much like the arcade machine. It is very playable and really only disappointing when you consider that Ms Pac-man was so much better on the same hardware.
|Akira808 - 28/04/2010|
Unfortunately, this was one of Atari's failures. They manufactured 14 million units, but there was only 10 million consoles. This resulted in 4 million cartridges which didn't sell. These along with E.T. (which led to Atari losing $536 million and a contributing factor of the video game crash of 1983), and a bunch of stuff they couldn't sell, ended up crushed and buried in a New Mexico landfill.
|Paul Humbug - 01/05/2006|
As young kids we did not know that there was an arcade game in the world of the adults called Pac-Man and how it felt and looked like. For us at age 7 or 8, Pac-Man was Atari and Atari was this wooden plastic fantastic something. So, for me at least the 2600er Version is what I consider the only true original of Pac-Man, this is the true look and feel, the best version ever, it is a 10.00
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