pacplus Pac-Man Plus

Immagine gioco: Pac-Man Plus
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Romset name:
Production year: 1982
Manufacturer: Namco (Midway license)

Game genre: Maze
Category: Maze

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .022

The MAME driver of this machine is: pacman.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 3072000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    Namco ("namco")audio 96000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 288 x 224 @ 60.606061 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Alternated
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [4 ways]
      Joystick [4 ways]

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coinage2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     Free Play
    Bonus Life10000
    Ghost NamesNormal
    Rack Test (Cheat)Off
    Service ModeOff

  • ROMs (10 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    pacplus.6e4096d611ef68 8531c54ca6b0de0ea4ccc34e0e801ba9847e75bc good pacplus
    pacplus.6f4096c7207556 8ba97215bdb75f0e70eb8d3223847efe4dc4fb48 good pacplus
    pacplus.6h4096ae379430 4e8613d51a80cf106f883db79685e1e22541da45 good pacplus
    pacplus.6j40965a6dff7b b956ae5d66683aab74b90469ad36b5bb361d677e good pacplus
    pacplus.5e4096022c35da 57d7d723c7b029e3415801f4ce83469ec97bb8a1 good pacplus
    pacplus.5f40964de65cdd 9c0699204484be819b77f0b212c792fe9e9fae5d good pacplus
    pacplus.7f32063dd53a 2e43b46ec3b101d1babab87cdaddfa944116ec06 good pacplus
    pacplus.4a256e271a166 cf006536215a7a1d488eebc1d8a2e2a8134ce1a6 good pacplus
    82s126.1m256a9cc86bf bbcec0570aeceb582ff8238a4bc8546a23430081 good pacplus
    82s126.3m25677245b66 0c4d0bee858b97632411c440bea6948a74759746 good pacplus

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Pac-Man Plus (c) 1982 Bally Midway.

The ghosts are the same, if their edible forms are changed. The maze is familiar, if a bit off in color. The prizes in the center are a bit different. Be careful, however : Pac-Man may eat a power pill and find that Blinky, who is right in front of the energizer for him to immediately eat, is still red, and now Pac-Man is dead. Also, you might want to try eating the ghosts after eating the center prize. They'll return to their normal forms shortly after turning visible.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Namco 3-channel WSG (@ 96 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 16

Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Pac-Man Plus was developed by Bally Midway without the approval of Namco. Released as an upgrade kit for the original "Pac-Man" where the action on screen has been 'upgraded' so that the old patterns and tried-and-true ways of playing no longer have any validity.

The programming is is a lot like "Pac-Man" except that the maze is outlined in green instead of blue. The prizes that appear in the middle of the maze are cans of Coke, cocktails, green beans, cakes, gift-wrapped boxes, etc. Whenever Pac-Man eats an energizer, the ghosts not only turn blue but they also get apple stems on their heads. On later levels, sometimes only three of the ghosts turn blue.

The game plays exactly like the original except that there are various events (apparently selected at random) that may or may not occur after Pac-Man eats one of the four power pellets. These events include but are not limited to : the maze's structure becoming temporarily invisible, the ghosts turning invisible while they are blue, or only three of the four ghosts turning blue. The prizes in the middle of the maze can also act as a power pellet. Another difference is that later in the game the maze's structure becomes permanently invisible.

Shannon Ryan holds the official record for this game with 3213900 points.


The scoring system is very similar to the original Pac-Man game.

Dots : 10 points

Energizers : 50 points

Ghosts after eating energizer : 200, 400, 800, 1600 points

Ghosts after center prize : 400, 800, 1600, 3200 points

Soda Can : 100 points

Vitmo : 300 points

Peas : 500 points

Apple : 700 points

Grapes : 1000 points

Galaxian : 2000 points

Bread : 3000 points

Pancakes : 5000 points


1. Pac-Man (1980)

2. Ms. Pac-Man (1981)

3. Super Pac-Man (1982)

4. Pac-Man Plus (1982)

5. Jr. Pac-Man (1983)

6. Pac & Pal (1983)

7. Pac-Land (1984)

8. Pac-Mania (1987)

9. Pac-In-Time (1994, Nintendo SNES)

10. Pac-Man 2 - The New Adventures (1994, Nintendo SNES, Sega Mega Drive)

11. Pac-Man VR (1996)

12. Pac-Man World (1999, Sony PlayStation)

13. Pac-Man - Adventures in Time (2000, PC CD-ROM)

14. Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (2000, Sony PlayStation)

15. Ms. Pac-Man - Quest for the Golden Maze (2001, PC CD-ROM)

16. Pac-Man All-Stars (2002, PC CD-ROM)

17. Pac-Man Fever (2002, Sony PS2)

18. Pac-Man World 2 (2002, Sony PS2, Nintendo GameCube, and Microsoft XBOX; 2004, PC CD-ROM)

19. Pac-Man vs. (2003, Nintendo GameCube)

20. Ms. Pac-Man - Maze Madness (2004, Nintendo GameBoy Advance)

21. Pac-Man World 3 (2005, Sony PSP, Sony PS2, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft XBOX, PC CD-ROM, Nintendo DS)

22. Pac'n Roll (2005, Nintendo DS)

23. Pac-Pix (2005, Nintendo DS)

24. Pac-Man Championship Edition (2007, Xbox Live)

25. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (2010, Xbox Live & PSN)

26. Pac-Man Battle Royale (2010)


* Others :

Super Pac-Man TV game (2006 - Jakks Pacific).

Arcade Gold featuring Pac-Man (2007 - Jakks Pacific).

Retro Arcade featuring Pac-Man (2008 - Jakks Pacific).


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

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Information on pacplus

0.34b2 [Clay Cowgill, Mike Balfour]

0.22 [Nicola Salmoria, Allard van der Bas]

Artwork available


- 11th March 2007: Mr. Do - Something I missed a long time ago: Pac-Man Plus isn't a clone and needs it's own file. Done, now that we have a new upright bezel.

- 24th November 2006: 3D ARCADE - New 3D cabinet models for Pac-Man Plus from BTribble.

- 0.34b2: Clay Cowgill and Mike Balfour added Pac Man Plus (Midway 1982). Removed 'Pac Man with Pac Man Plus graphics'.

- 0.24: Changed description to 'Pac Man with Pac Man Plus graphics'.

- 0.23: Thankx to Dock Cutlip Pacman Plus has now 100% arcade correct colors.

- 0.22: Nicola Salmoria added Pac Man Plus (hack).

LEVELS: 255 (endless)

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