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I'd have to say the 2600 version, cuz its terrific Pac makeover made up for the fact the first pac entry seemed half-arsed (even though Pac-Man 2600 has its charms - that honking, blinking, flattened playfield recalls yet another bridge from arcade-to-home in the Everything-Is-Video-Games-! years).

 

Ms Pac Man for this console was a gift, both for fans of the cabinet version and for steadfast supporters of all things Atari.

 

Granted, I never played any Atari version from the higher-powered siblings of my beloved sixer.

 

But that simple yet elegant port brought a sleek, suave design and controller-response in the living room hands of players, and I'd be eternally grateful (and sated) for its existence.

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I have to give props to the 2600 version: Very Solid!

And if you are just talking about Atari systems, I can't speak off the 5200 or Lynx versions, since I don't think I've played either one.

However, about a year ago I played the 7800 version and was very surprised how much I liked it. I knew it was good and remember playing it as a kid, but I think I enjoyed even more today.

 

 

Great Port! 

But wait! It got better! Playing it with the 4 way mode of Edladdin Supreme 78 made it even more enjoyable.  So much so that when I reviewed the joystick, I included Ms. Pac-Man footage to show how much it improved my score. 

 

 

Games like this really deserve a 4 way joystick. 

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Have to go with the 2600 version

me too!   As I've never owned a 5200 or 7800 or any Atari home computer to even compare any other version too.

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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me too! As I've never owned a 5200 or 7800 or any Atari home computer to even compare any other version too.

I do own the 5200 version of it but there is just something about it on the 2600. Probably the fact that it just looks sooo nuch better when next to pacman

 

P.S. I do own pacman for the 7800 i just dont have a 7800 hahaa

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me too!   As I've never owned a 5200 or 7800 or any Atari home computer to even compare any other version too.

I was spoiled with the 5200 version and with that, felt the 800/XL/XE version was one of the best (because of the controls) though I do remember the 7800 version being really nice as well.

2600 - 7800 - 800XL - 130XE - Lynx - Jaguar

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My first love is the 2600 version but I'm going to give a shout out to the Lynx port. While the graphics (except intermissions) suffer a bit because of the reduced size, it is a really enjoyable port of the game. It even has a second set of expanded mazes with power-ups! This really enhances replayability. If you haven't tried it, give it a go.

 

On a side-note, I think Jr. Pac on the Lynx would be cool if they took an approach similar to Lynx rampage - large character sprites with scrolling playfield.

 

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found this article today:

 

How a bunch of MIT dropouts created Ms. Pac-Man

 

http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/16/how-a-bunch-of-mit-dropouts-created-ms-pac-man/

 

 

 

The Otto Project

 

http://www.wintergroundfairlands.com/2014/04/the-otto-project.html

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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