My Played Video Games Review: Ms. Pac-Man for the Sega Genesis

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Ms. Pac-Man is a maze arcade game developed by General Computer Corporation and published by Midway of the USA in 1982. It's a sequel to arcade game Pac-Man (1980), and the first game in the Pac-Man series not made by Namco of Japan. A Sega Genesis port was released by Tengen in 1991.

Simple and light arcade games like this one are a good distraction for me after being saturated playing RPGs during the 1990s.

The Story

Ms. Pac-Man has levels to fully drive you wild and crazy with more fun than ever. She gets to run around in 36 mind-blowing mazes! Some small ones. Some so large you will have to scroll around. Some that are mighty weird. And some that came out of the arcades!

Whether you pick Easy, Normal, Hard or Crazy speeds, Ms. Pac-Man will get you running frantically! There is even a Pac Booster button to shake those pesky ghosts. Play Ms. Pac-Man by yourself or with a friend. Better yet, two can play during the same time - one as Ms. Pac-Man; the other as OG Pac-Man!

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The Graphics and Sound

This is better than the arcade version. Details and "rounded" look of the characters and maps look great. But the resolution is bad making things like blurry than the arcade version. The menus still got that standard look.

No great music here and it only plays sparingly in some scenes. All those standard Pac-Man sounds are present. The sound effects seem they are muffled when compared to the arcade version.

Gameplay sample of Ms. Pac-Man on the Sega Genesis

The Gameplay

The gameplay is of your Ms. Pac-Man going through simple mazes eating food pellets. 4 ghosts are chasing you through the maze who will try to trap and kill you. However, you eat Power Pellets which make Ms. Pac Man temporarily powerful to eat the ghosts. The game objective is to get points. Eating anything that can be eaten will achieve this task.

Some special features on this Sega Genesis/Mega Drive version is a 2 player alternate play mode. There is also an option mode where you change the point, time and difficulty.

The control is loose in this game, unfortunately. You will probably miss a lot of turns. It might be a lot looser than the arcade version.

Some replay value can be had in this game with changing modes and difficulties, but the lack of variety hurts it.

My Verdict

Because of the loose controls, I recommend you better play the arcade, Atari console or the Nintendo NES versions (By Tengen) for a less frustrating play. The real ones or ones on emulators will suffice.

Go and try to play Ms. Pac-Man on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive or play it on your preferred emulators if loose controls are not an issue with you.

Let's keep on gaming in the free world!

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