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Pac-Man (NES)

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Title Screen

Pac-Man

Developer: Namco
Publishers: Namco (JP/EU/1993 US/AU), Tengen (1988 US), HES (1990 AU)
Platforms: NES, Unlicensed NES, Famicom Disk System
Released in JP: November 2, 1984 (Famicom), May 18, 1990 (FDS)
Released in US: April 11, 1988 (Tengen), November 19, 1993 (Namco)
Released in EU: December 23, 1993 (Namco)
Released in AU: May 22, 1990 (HES/Tengen), June 19, 1993 (Namco)


CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


The NES Pac-Man is a port of the revolutionary arcade game about eating.

Developer Credits

Namco games often contain some generic copyright and/or credits text at the very beginning of their ROMs. This one contains the following text:

Version Text
Japan / Tengen Versions COPY RIGHT 1984 1980 NAMCO LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
US / European Versions COPY RIGHT 1984 1993 NAMCO LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Additionally, the name "HIROKI AOYAGI" is loaded into RAM at address $52, in order to distinguish between soft and hard resets (the high score is retained after a soft reset).

Revision Differences

The Japanese release has two revisions.

REV 0 REV 1
PacManJPNESRev0Demo.png PacManJPNESRev1Demo.png

"CHRACTER" spelling fixed.

The only other change in the ROM is one byte to move a block of data from RAM $0625 to $0620 for some reason. Not certain what it actually does but it seems to be sound-related.