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Pac-Man (NES)

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Title Screen

Pac-Man

Developer: Namco
Publishers: Namco (JP/1993 AU/1993 US), Tengen (1988 US), HES (1990 AU), Nintendo (EU)
Platforms: NES, Unlicensed NES, Famicom Disk System
Released in JP: November 2, 1984 (Famicom), May 18, 1990 (FDS)
Released in US: October 1988 (Tengen, Licensed), 1989 (Tengen, Unlicensed), November 19, 1993 (Namco)
Released in EU: December 23, 1993 (Namco)
Released in AU: May 22, 1990 (HES), 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:

Versions 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).

Revisional Differences

The Japanese release has two revisions.

Rev0 Rev1
PacManJPNESRev0Demo.png PacManJPNESRev1Demo.png

The "CHRACTER" spelling was 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.