I was testing my upgraded CV ball-knob joystick, when I realized there was no Pac Man for the Colecovision. A quick internet search turned up a prototype by Atarisoft. So I loaded the ROM onto my flash cart. I was expecting a game that was incomplete. What I found just about knocked my socks off,
This version of Pac Man is AWESOME. Check out the quick-play video below (not mine). The graphics are really good. Best looking home version of the Pac Man character I've ever seen. And check out the details on the ghosts. Look at what happens when you eat a ghost....the eyes travel back to the lair, and the ghost kind of "beams" back into existence. Beyond cool.
What the video does not show is that the intermissions are there...and once you get to level 3, the game starts FLYING. If you think the 7800 version of Ms. Pac Man is fast, this one blows that one away speed-wise. Again...WOW.
As far as the term "prototype" goes....I think this one was pretty much complete. It's the most impressive game I've seen in a long time. I absolutely love it.
Here is the download for those who want to try it:
For those who know the system better than me...what other games should I try that I may have missed?