List of Pac-Man video games

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Carlos Borrego, winner of the first Pac-Man World Championship in New York City in 2007, alongside an actor dressed as Pac-Man[1]

Pac-Man is a Japanese arcade video game released in 1980 by Namco and published in North America by Midway. Namco released numerous sequels and spin-offs, many of which have also been remade on multiple platforms, including home consoles and handheld devices. The first sequels were primarily released in arcades, while later titles were released on video game consoles.

Arcade games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[2]
  • JP May, 1980
  • NA October, 1980
Release years by system:
1980 – Arcade[2]
1981 - Atari 2600, Atari 800[2][3] (See Pac-Man for Atari 2600)
1982 – Commodore VIC-20, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit[4][5][6]
1983 – Apple II, Commodore 64, Intellivision[7][8][9]
1984 – Nintendo Entertainment System, MSX[10][11]
1990 – Game Boy[12]
1991 – Game Gear[13]
1999 – Neo Geo Pocket Color, Game Boy Color[14][15]
2003 – Mobile[16]
2006 – Xbox Live Arcade, iPod Classic[17][18]
2007 – Virtual Console[17]
2010 – Windows Phone 7
Notes:
  • Designed by a team of eight people led by Tōru Iwatani
  • Over 350,000 arcade cabinets were sold during the 1980s.[19]
  • Players compete to obtain the highest scores and fastest play times[20]



Original release date(s):[21]
1981
Release years by system:
1981 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1982
Release years by system:
1982 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1982
Release years by system:
1982 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1982
Release years by system:
1982 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1983
Release years by system:
1983 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1983
Release years by system:
1983 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1983
Release years by system:
1983 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1984
Release years by system:
1984 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1987
Release years by system:
1987 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
1996
Release years by system:
1996 - Arcade
Notes:



Original release date(s):
1996
Release years by system:
1996 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
2011
Release years by system:
2011 – Arcade


Home console, handheld console, and PC games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[22][23][24]
  • JP December 9, 1994
  • NA 1993
  • EU 1993
Release years by system:
1993 – Mega Drive, Super Nintendo Entertainment System[22][23]
1994 – Game Boy, Sega Game Gear[24][25]
1995 – CD-i[26]
2008 – Wii[27]
Notes:
  • Puzzle game similar to Tetris[27]
  • Gameplay is similar to Cosmo Gang the Puzzle, an arcade game released in Japan.
  • CD-i and Japanese Game Boy versions released as Pac-Panic[26]
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System version released on the Wii via Nintendo's Virtual Console[27]
  • Was remade on the Japanese-exclusive Namco Anthology for PlayStation.



Original release date(s):[28]
  • JP August 26, 1994
  • NA September 1994
  • EU 1994
Release years by system:
1994 – Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Mega Drive[28][29]
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Hello! Pac-Man[28]
  • The original Pac-Man is also included, but is a Super NES recreation of the NES version.
  • The Super Nintendo version also includes Ms. Pac-Man. The Genesis/Mega Drive version includes an exclusive extra game called "Pac-Jr.", which isn't to be confused with Jr. Pac-Man.



Original release date(s):
1994
Release years by system:
1994 – Super Nintendo Entertainment System



Original release date(s):
1999
Release years by system:
1999 – PlayStation
2004 – Game Boy Advance
Notes:
  • The original Pac-Man is also included.



Original release date(s):
2000
Release years by system:
2000 – PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast
2004 – Game boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
2000
Release years by system:
2000 – Windows PC



Original release date(s):
2001
Release years by system:
2001 – Windows PC



Original release date(s):
2002
Release years by system:
2002 – Windows PC
Notes:
  • It was only released in North America, the European and Australian releases for it were cancelled.



Original release date(s):
2002
Release years by system:
2002 – Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2



Original release date(s):
2002
Release years by system:
2002 – Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows PC, Xbox, Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
2003 on Gamecube, 2007 on DS
Release years by system:
2003 – Nintendo GameCube
2007 - Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • Many copies of the Gamecube version of Pac-Man World 2 were bundled with this game.
  • On the DS, it is part of the Namco Museum DS compilation.



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Nintendo DS



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Game Boy Advance



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • The original Pac-Man is also included.



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Windows PC
Notes:
  • The original Pac-Man is also included.



Original release date(s):
2006
Release years by system:
2005 – PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo GameCube, Windows PC



Original release date(s):
2007
Release years by system:
2007 – Xbox Live Arcade
2009 – iOS
2009 – Symbian
2010 – PSP minis



Original release date(s):
2010
Release years by system:
2010 – Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Windows PC
Notes:
  • In 2013, there is an updated version called Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+.



Original release date(s):
2010
Release years by system:
2010 – Wii, Nintendo DS
Notes:



Original release date(s):
2013
Release years by system:
Fall 2013 – PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Windows PC, Nintendo 3DS
Notes:
  • Based off the TV show by the same name.
  • The Nintendo 3DS version is a 2D platformer while it's a 3D platformer on other platforms.

Compilations[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
2001
Release years by system:
2001 – Arcade
Notes:
  • Includes Ms. Pac-Man as one of the main games, and the original Pac-Man is included as a secret game. The machine also includes Galaga as the other main game.
  • It is also referred as Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga: 20 Year Reunion.



Original release date(s):[30]
  • NA July 12, 2001
  • PAL December 7, 2001
  • JP January 11, 2002
Release years by system:
2001 – Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Arcade
Notes:


Namco All-Stars: Pac-Man and Dig Dug

Original release date(s):
2009
Release years by system:
2009 – Windows PC
Notes:
  • It's a small download from Namco Networks America that includes two games, Pac-Man and Dig Dug.
  • Both games also come with graphically enhanced versions but the games themselves are still the same.
  • This compilation's versions of Pac-Man and Dig Dug also had the option to play with their original graphics or enhanced graphics.



Original release date(s):
2010
Release years by system:
2010 – Arcade
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP June 23, 2011
  • NA July 26, 2011
  • AUS August 25, 2011
  • EU August 26, 2011
Release years by system:
2011 – Nintendo 3DS
Notes:



Original release date(s):
2014
Release years by system:
2014 – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC
Notes:
  • It is a compilation of ten Pac-Man games available exclusively as a digital download.
  • The planned Nintendo eShop release for Wii U and 3DS was cancelled.


Pac-Man Plug & Play Games[edit]

There is a series of JAKKS Pacific Plug & Play controllers that are Pac-Man themed. Most of them feature either Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man as the main game and then include other Namco arcade games with it. Bandai also released their own in 2012 called Pac-Man Connect and Play.

Other compilations featuring Pac-Man[edit]

There are also many compilations featuring Pac-Man that don't have Pac-Man's name in the title. The most popular example is the Namco Museum series (every Namco Museum title features Pac-Man as the mascot, even on the few rare moments where the original Pac-Man game is not included) which has been on almost every video game console since the fifth generation, a list of many other Namco compilations (most of them featuring Pac-Man in some way) can be found here.

Some notable examples with the "Namco Museum" title:

This is not a full list of Namco Museum titles, for a full list, go to the "Namco Museum" article.

Title Details

Original release date(s):[32]
  • NA October 1999
Release years by system:
1999 – Nintendo 64
Notes:
  • Includes Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man along with other Namco games
  • Developed by Mass Media and published by Namco[33]
  • Released only in North America



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Windows PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Notes:
  • Gamecube, PS2, Xbox, and Windows PC versions were all developed by Backbone Entertainment (known as "Digital Eclipse" at the time) and it includes Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, along with thirteen other Namco arcade games.
  • Game Boy Advance version was developed by Backbone Vancouver and features Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man along with three other Namco games[34]



Original release date(s):[35]
  • JP December 6, 2007
  • NA October 23, 2007
  • EU April 18, 2008
  • AUS May 1, 2008
Release years by system:
2007 – Wii
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Minna de Asobou! Namco Carnival (みんなで遊ぼう!ナムコカーニバル?) "Everyone Play! Namco Carnival[35]
  • Includes Pac & Pal, Pac-Mania, Super Pac-Man, and an updated version of Pac'N Roll titled Pac'N Roll Remix
  • Other updated versions of Namco arcade games feature Pac-Man himself[36]
  • Re-released in 2010 as Namco Museum Megamix with ten more games included, with one of them being the original Pac-Man, this re-release was released exclusively in North America.[37]



Original release date(s):[38]
  • JP October 11, 2007
  • NA September 18, 2007
  • EU February 29, 2008
Release years by system:
2007 – Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • Includes Pac-Man Vs. and the original Pac-Man
  • Developed by M2 and published by Namco[39]



Original release date(s):[40]
  • JP November 5, 2009
  • NA November 4, 2008
  • EU May 15, 2009
  • AUS June 4, 2009
Release years by system:
2008 – Xbox 360
Notes:
  • Includes Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man Championship Edition, Pac & Pal, Super Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, and Pac-Man Arrangement (from Namco Museum Battle Collection)
  • Developed and published by Namco Bandai Games America[41]


iOS and/or Android games[edit]

Pac-Man has many games on iOS and Android.

Title Details
Pac-Man Remix

Original release date(s):
July 21, 2009
Release years by system:
2009 – iPhone, iPod Touch
Notes:


PAC-Match Party

Original release date(s):
June 10, 2010
Release years by system:
2010 – iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Notes:
  • It is a puzzle game that plays similar to Bejeweled with Pac-Man ghosts, fruits, and presents.
  • It is currently no longer available.


Pac-Chain

Original release date(s):
September 2, 2010
Release years by system:
2010 – iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Notes:
  • It's a puzzle game where you clear areas by finding and touching groups of similarly-colored ghosts and then Pac-Man eats them.



Original release date(s):
October 14, 2010
Release years by system:
2010 – iPhone, iPod Touch
Notes:


Pac'N-Jump

Original release date(s):
April 7, 2011
Release years by system:
2011 – iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad , Android
Notes:
  • It's a game that you tilt the device to help Pac-Man bounce off platforms to reach to top.


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Original release date(s):
April 21, 2011
Release years by system:
2011 – Android
Notes:
  • It's an educational Bejeweled game with numbers and it features sprites from the original Pac-Man in the background.


Pac-Chomp!

Original release date(s):
April 21, 2011
Release years by system:
2011 – iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad , Android
Notes:
  • It's another Bejeweled styled game like PAC-Match Party, but it features only ghosts without fruits or presents, you now slide the ghosts instead of tapping, and there's buttons that turn quadrants of the puzzle.



Original release date(s):
March 29, 2012
Release years by system:
2012 – iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Notes:
  • It's a compilation of "S" (The "S" stands for "Score Attack") versions of Pac-Man and five other Namco games. The rules of all of the games in this app are changed by adding a time limit.
  • It will be pulled from the App Store on March 30, 2014.



Original release date(s):
December 3, 2012
Release years by system:
2012 – Android
Notes:



Original release date(s):
March 22, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 – Android
Notes:
  • It's free to play Pac-Man app featuring new modes like tournament mode and new mazes.



Original release date(s):
July 18, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 – iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
Notes:


Pac-Man Monsters

Original release date(s):
February 6, 2014
Release years by system:
2014 – Android
Notes:
  • It's a game that features elements of both puzzle games and Japanese RPGs.
  • It was only released in Japan.

Also available as iOS apps are ports of the original Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, and Pac-Man Championship Edition (all of these except for Pac-Mania have also been released on Android). There are also emulations of the original Pac-Man and Pac-Land on the Namco Arcade (iOS) app. There is also a Pac-Man themed Twitter app for iOS devices and the Pac-Man Live Wallpaper app for iOS and Android devices.

Other titles[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[42]
1981
Release years by system:
1981 – Arcade
Notes:
  • Action game developed by Bally Midway
  • Features Pac-Man as a character that assists the primary character[43]



Original release date(s):[44]
Release years by system:
2005 – Arcade
Notes:
  • Racing game developed jointly by Namco and Nintendo
  • Includes Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and Blinky as player characters[45]



Original release date(s):[46]
2007
Release years by system:
2007 – Arcade


Space Invaders × Pac-Man

Original release date(s):[47]
  • JP September 1, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Mobile phone
Notes:
  • The title is a collection of two cross-over games that swaps characters between Taito's Space Invaders and Namco's Pac-Man.
  • It was released for a limited time (September 1, 2005 – October 31, 2005) via NTT DoCoMo's i-mode service in Japan only.
  • The game was released as part of Namco's 50th anniversary, as well as to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Pac-Man.[47]



Original release date(s):
  • JP 20 November 2011
  • EU 11 February 2012
  • NA 08 February 2012
Release years by system:
2010/2011 – Xbox 360
Notes:
  • One of the mini games included is Pac-Man themed with the graphics of Pac-Man Championship Edition, you use the Kinect to guide Pac-Man with one hand and grab fruit with the other hand.


Pac-Man S

Original release date(s):[48]
  • WW June 1, 2011
Release years by system:
2011 – Social game (Facebook platform), iOS (as part of a compilation)
Notes:
  • The title is one of 6 games Bandai Namco released for the Facebook platform, including a Facebook release of the original Pac-Man.
  • It was ported to the iOS in 2012 as part of Pac-Man Games.
  • The Facebook version became no longer available on March 19, 2013 while the iOS version will be pulled from the App Store on March 30, 2014.



Original release date(s):
PlayStation Vita
  • JP 17 December 2011
  • EU 22 February 2012
  • NA 22 February 2012
PlayStation 3
  • JP 22 November 2012
  • EU 24 July 2013
  • NA 23 July 2013
Release years by system:
2011/2012 – PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3
Notes:

Pac-Man appears as a DLC golfer as of August 22, 2013.[49]



Original release date(s):
  • JP March 8, 2012
  • NA March 6, 2012
  • EU March 9, 2012
Release years by system:
2012 - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, PlayStation Vita
Notes:
  • Pac-Man is a playable character exclusively in the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions.



Original release date(s):
  • WW 2012
Release years by system:
2012 – Arcade
Notes:

Pac-Man Smash is a Pac-Man themed air hockey table released into arcades by Namco Bandai. It is a localization of a Japanese air hockey table called Big Bang Smash. Japan's Big Bang Smash has no references to Pac-Man in it, the Pac-Man references were added into the localization. It is a four way air hockey table with many pucks instead of only one puck.[50]



Original release date(s):
  • JP July 25, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 – Arcade



Original release date(s):
  • WW December 2013
Release years by system:
2013 – Web Browser
Notes:
  • Pac-Man is in the game.
  • It is no longer available as of June 30th, 2014.



Original release date(s):
Nintendo 3DS
  • JP September 13, 2014
  • NA October 3, 2014
Wii U
  • WW Q4 2014
Release years by system:
2014 - Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
Notes:
  • Pac-Man is a playable character in the game.


Cancelled Pac-Man games[edit]

Title Details
Pac-Man Ghost Zone

Original release date(s):[51]
Cancelled
Release years by system:
Cancelled – PlayStation
Notes:
  • It was supposed to be a 3D platformer similar to Pac-Man World.



Original release date(s):
Cancelled
Release years by system:
Cancelled – PlayStation 2, Xbox, Gamecube
Notes:


Pac-Man Adventures

Original release date(s):[52]
Cancelled
Release years by system:
Cancelled
Notes:
  • A Pac-Man game featuring designs by animator Don Bluth. Many of the concepts went on to be used in Pac-Man World 3.



Original release date(s):
Cancelled
Release years by system:
Cancelled – Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • It was supposed to be a sequel to Pac-Man Pinball Advance, but instead of it being developed by HumanSoft, it was being developed by Zen Studios. However, it was quietly cancelled for unknown reasons.


Pac-Man Carnival

Original release date(s):
Cancelled
Release years by system:
Cancelled – Wii
Notes:


Pac-Man Museum was released on Xbox Live Arcade (Xbox 360), PlayStation Network (PS3) and Windows PC (through both Steam and Windows Store); the planned Nintendo eShop release for Wii U and 3DS was cancelled.

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