Shack's Arcade Corner: Jr. Pac-Man
Greg Burke is back with another episode of Arcade Corner!
This week on Shack's Arcade Corner we take a look at Jr. Pac-Man, an arcade game, released by Bally Midway on January 1, 1983. It is based on Pac-Man and its derivatives but, like Ms. Pac-Man, Baby Pac-Man, and Pac-Man Plus, was created without the authorization of Namco. Please take a look.
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I've played it via emulation, as well as the odd Atari 2600 port where the screen scrolls vertically rather than horizontally. Certainly the hardest game in the early Pac-Man franchise.
I had the opportunity to play the original, non-emulated arcade cabinet last weekend; I don't recall ever playing it back in the day.
There was also a working Baby Pac-Man game next to it; I vaguely recall playing it when it was new, but didn't remember much about it. While the concept is interesting, the video game part looks like a poor unlicensed rip off of Pac-Man, and the pinball part is really boring. But seeing one of these abominations again in the wild was cool nonetheless.