Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

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Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby Muffie » 2019-9-10 @ 14:44

What's the best PAC-MAN (clone/original/licensed) game for pure MS-DOS?
Can you share your opinion?

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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby collector » 2019-9-10 @ 14:51

Pure MS-DOS? You realize that you just posted in the DOSBox forum, don't you?
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby mothergoose729 » 2019-9-10 @ 15:06

This is an appropriate place to discuss DOS games. Any discussion that is relevant for pure DOS is also relevant for DOSBox.

I believe there is a licensed version of PAC-MAN for DOS, but the 1983 release (which I think is unlicensed?) is the best IMO. It uses a really nice CGA pallete and the controls feel really good. I think the behavior of the ghosts is not totally authentic (not a huge PAC-MAN player, so I can't confirm). The game feels a bit easier than it does on arcade.

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Looks like it was licensed by atari
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby Stiletto » 2019-9-10 @ 22:05

Hello, moderator here!

Marvin -> Software is the best place on VOGONS to discuss DOS software, gaming or otherwise. Moved the thread.

Warez (30 years old or otherwise) is not permitted here on VOGONS, link removed.
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby mothergoose729 » 2019-9-10 @ 22:26

You couldn't download the game at the link, it just referred you to the NES classic. It had information like the publisher and the developer. It's Namco and Atari, btw.

This will have to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEMLjqt0YtY

LGR reviewed this clone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G66KL-hxxKI
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby derSammler » 2019-9-11 @ 07:24

Try Paku Paku. It's a modern clone and it's free. https://deathshadow.com/pakuPaku
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby Kerr Avon » 2019-9-11 @ 14:24

I was never really a DOS gamer, so I don't know which is the best Pac-Man, but if you want the most authentic version, then simply use a DOS version of MAME and play the original arcade version of Pac-man (plus, if you like, Jr. Pac-man, Ms. Pac-man, etc).
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby Jo22 » 2019-9-11 @ 19:34

I liked Packman best when I was very young. Played it many times on a Compaq SLT 286, too. :)
It's Public Domain and shown in this old thread -> viewtopic.php?p=520781#p520781
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby ShovelKnight » 2019-9-11 @ 19:37

I like CD-MAN, pretty sure it can be classified as a Pac-Man clone.
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby Muffie » 2019-9-12 @ 00:48

Thank you all! Sorry for posting not on the best suited forum.
About using MAME, of course I could always do that on my modern machine, but then I would be missing the nostalgic part of running something that was specifically made to that system.
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby leileilol » 2019-9-12 @ 04:23

Probably the old JROK PacPC, which also allows a tweaked mode to show the full playfield. It's a pre-MAME 'arcade perfect' (as far as dos clones go) attempt...
by the way, DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-9-12 @ 04:37

leileilol wrote:Probably the old JROK PacPC, which also allows a tweaked mode to show the full playfield. It's a pre-MAME 'arcade perfect' (as far as dos clones go) attempt...

This.
It's the one I've always had and as far as I can tell it's darn close to the original.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.

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Re: Best PAC-MAN game for Pure DOS?

Postby verysaving » 2019-9-13 @ 00:59

I enjoyed so many time this little shareware gem ...
https://archive.org/details/Gobman_1020
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