The Many Faces
Classic gaming's most popular character had many appearances
during the classic era. He also had just as many sequels and even more clones.
But the original game still has a certain charm. So this month we will rate
three of the different versions of the same game. Which classic system has the
Gold Medal (Atari 5200)-While the
joystick takes a bit to get used to, it looks and plays quite well. The game
really shines on this second generation machine.
Silver Medal (Intellivision)-This one
won by default. With no version on the Atari 7800 or Coleco, it only had one
other version to beat and that wasn't much competition. It plays alright, if you
can handle the Intellivision controllers, which weren't made for games like
this. The disc is very poor for handing mazes and you will lose some lives
because of this.
Bronze Medal (Atari 2600)-A bronze
medal is too good for this dog. It is only due to no other versions. This game
is Pacman in name only.