Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

CV Pac Man Prototype

Recommended Posts

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?



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



That's one thing that's great about console ports of classics (or any title, really) of the era - each port had its own distinct look and flavor of gaming (controller action, sfx, color palette at times).

As much as some may scoff at the original 2600 Pac-Man, its quickly-produced results was distinctly of its core programming possibilities.


Of course, as an atarian, I was proud as an NBC peacock when Ms Pac-Man redeemed the console with its more researched results.into pac-power on the VCS.

And homebrews reclaimed the similitudes of its arcade elder to an utmost level.


But it was fun scouring the EG mags and such and seeing the playfield (even if it was always a repro image) of known titles like Missile Command, Donkey Kong and such, for different consoles and computers.


This Colecovision Pacster feels right, indeed.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...