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Pac-in-Time (SNES)

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Title Screen

Pac-in-Time

Developer: Atreid Concept
Publishers: Namco (JP/US), Mindscape (EU)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: January 3, 1995
Released in US: January 1995
Released in EU: 1995


CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
Document the prototype (it can be easily found on the internet). It has different instrumentation for many of the game's music tracks.

Starring Pac-Man and... some old hag?

The SNES Pac-in-Time, unlike the other games with that title, only uses the same basic gameplay mechanics. Otherwise, it's an entirely new game using a different game engine and aesthetic.

Level Select

Pac in Time Level Select.png

Enter LVDYK as a password. Return to the title screen and highlight 1UP Game or 2UP Game, then hold L + R + Left and press Start.

On the level select screen, A increases the level number by one, X decreases the level number by one, R increases the level number by ten, and L decreases the level number by ten. When selecting a level in 2P mode, both players will start on the level that player 1 chooses at the start.

Regional Differences

Europe North America Japan
Your mind is a landscape Namco! Namc...who?
  • Each region got its own splash screen representing the game's publisher there.

Cutscenes

International Japan
PIT USATEXT.png PIT JPNTEXT.png
  • The Japanese version has a plainer looking font.
  • Text appears in groups in the Japanese version, while the International version opts for a one letter at a time approach. This change has the side effect of making the Japanese intro much faster than its western counterpart.
International Japan
PIT USABOY1.png
PIT USABOY2.png
PIT JPNBOY.png
  • The Japanese version merged the text explaining Pac-Man's transformation and the transformation itself into one scene. This change greatly sped up the intro.
Europe North America Japan
PIT EURTITLE.png Pac in Time title.png PIT JPNTITLE.png
  • Each region got its own copyright info.
International Japan
Text! Lazy!
  • The Japanese translators didn't even bother to translate the world intro text.

Build Date

The beginning of the ROM contains one of the following dates:

Version String
Europe
version 14/10/1994 1h36m26s 
(c) ATREID CONCEPT 1993-94 by GUYET Alain
US
version 14/10/1994 2h7m19s 
(c) ATREID CONCEPT 1993-94 by GUYET Alain
Japan
version 14/10/1994 2h10m49s 
(c) ATREID CONCEPT 1993-94 by GUYET Alain