A downloadable game for Windows
Pac-Mazing is a homage to Pac-Mania, an arcade game developed by Namco in 1987.
Main differences from the original version:
- Randomly generated mazes
- Bonus rounds
Pac-Mazing is an isometric maze game. The player controls Pac-Man, a yellow circular creature that must eat all the pellets in each stage while avoiding the colored ghosts - Blinky, Pinky, Inky, Clyde and Sue. Eating large Power Pellets will cause the ghosts to turn blue and flee, allowing Pac-Man to eat them for bonus points and send them to the house in the middle of the stage. Clearing the stage of pellets will allow Pac-Man to move to the next. Pac-Man has also the ability to jump, allowing him to escape capture by the ghosts by passing over them. Later areas of the game will introduce two new ghosts - Funky and Spunky - which also have the ability to jump. Pac-Man can still jump over them, but the player must choose more precisely when to jump. Eating a certain number of pellets will cause a bonus item to appear in the middle of the stage, which Pac-Man can eat up for points. Some of these items will increase Pac-Man's movement speed or double the point values of blue ghosts. Every 3 stages, Pac-Man enters a bonus round where he has to eat all the blue ghosts or fruits before the time runs out.
At 50000 points and then every 150000 points the player earns an extra life.
Tips & tricks
When you jump over a ghost, it becomes disoriented and for a few seconds it is unable to change direction. Use this to your advantage.
Arrow keys or joystick lever = Move in the four directions
Ctrl key, Space key, or any joystick button = Jump
You can also use the WASD or IJKL keys as directional keys, and the Z or M keys as fire button.
While playing, press P to pause or Home to stop the game and go back to the title.
While the top scores are showing, press Shift+Del to reset the ranking.
- First release.
- Now you can choose whether to start a game with 3 or 5 lives.
- In fullscreen mode, the game could be jerky using certain video cards.
- Now you can use the WASD or IJKL keys as directional keys.
- Now you can use the Z or M keys as fire button.
- Now the D-Pad of your gamepad can also be used.
- Now the music is suspended when the game is paused.
- Now there are separate score rankings based on the game options you choose.
- Now you can use the joystick to enter a top score name.
|Made with||Audacity, MonoGame, GraphicsGale|
|Tags||Arcade, Isometric, maze, pac-man, pacman, Pixel Art, Procedural Generation, Remake, Retro, Singleplayer|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Gamepad (any), Joystick|
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- Pac-Mazing version 1.4 is releasedJan 09, 2023
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Hey dude, I'm having trouble playing this. I tried running it on my Windows 7 & when I double clicked the program, it doesn't run.
It could be a problem with OpenGL. Try installing/updating the OpenGL drivers.
You never gave me news again. Eventually download the latest version (v.1.4) and let me know.
cool new mazes
I'm glad you appreciate!
Found this while looking for more games like Pac-Mania, and oh my god I had so much fun! Thanks for making this!
I'm very glag you appreciate!