Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ms. Pac-Man Twin Recreation

Since I'm still as much of a Pac-Man nut as I've always been, I thought I'd share this with you.

While looking through a list of un-dumped MAME titles, my eyes caught onto this unauthoritised pseudo-sequel to Ms. Pac-Man called Ms. Pac-Man Twin. It was created by a company known as "Susilu" and it allows two players to play the game simultaneously, with the second player operating a green-colored Ms. Pac-Man.


As opposed to the millions of other two-player Pac-Man games (such as Tengen's Ms. Pac-Man or Pac-Man Arrangement), there are two layers of pellets that have to be cleared from the maze; a red layer and a green layer. These layers can only be removed by the Ms. Pac-Man that matches the color of the layer (Power Pellets are universal, they can be eaten by either player and don't exist on a layer). Once both layers are gone, the players can advance.


So rather than giving you low-res distorted arcade screenshots, I went and made my own recreations, which includes layouts of the other three mazes.


Update: Here's V2 of the mazes, with a palette that replicates the original screens more closely.

2 comments:

Hardcoresmashitup Ohyes said...

Jusin are you trying to re create this game for use in Mame?
how is progress going?
kind regards
andy

Anonymous said...

Hi, i am also interesting about your "Ms. Pacman Twins",
is it a MAME Rom Hack, a Console Rom Hack or whatever ?