The original unreleased 1983 Atarisoft Pacman for the ColecoVision/ADAM has a 16KB uncompressed ROM size (11KB compressed ROM size). The Atarisoft Pacman has excellent picture, sound, and game play. In addition, the ghosts do not flicker on the Atarisoft version. If Atarisoft would have released this game back in 1983 they might have been able to sale a million copies of the cartridge and maybe 200,000+ more people would have purchased a ColecoVision or ADAM computer.
Opcode’s Pacman Collection comments
Opcode’s Pacman Collection for the ColecoVision/ADAM has a 128KB uncompressed ROM size (48KB compressed ROM size). I finally got around to playing OPCODE’s Pacman Collection for the very first time. The game is outstanding and OPCODE clearly is the best or one of the best third party videogame developers for the ColecoVision/ADAM. When Opcode’s Pacman Collection is compared to the original arcade Pacman and Ms. Pacman games, the arcade version is only slightly better. Some people unless they have a chance to play the original arcade version and Opcodes version side by side will not be able to tell the difference since Opcodes version is almost perfect. For some reason the ghosts flicker a little bit in Opcodes version, however that most likely is a hardware limitation with the ColecoVision hardware or graphics chip limitation. Perhaps if the Supergame module extra ram and sound chip was used, maybe a better version of Pacman Collection could be created.
I was just amazed with the Opcode Pacman Collection game quality (Now if we could get Junior Pacman that would be great). I can see why people are patiently waiting for Opcode to release a Donkey Kong that in theory will be better than the official ADAM Donkey Kong the Supergame.
If OPCODE's Pacman Collection game would have existed back in 1983, 1 million more ColecoVision game systems would have been sold. Many people wanted Ms Pacman for the ColecoVision and now they finally have it thanks to Opcode games.
Edited by HDTV1080P, Tue Aug 8, 2017 11:24 AM.