Am I missing something. Just got the Pac-Man connect and play with 12 games:http://atariage.com/...-n-play-system/
Maybe it's a repacking of the Pac-Man 256 plug and play.
Anyways, there's tons of used ones out there, so why pay full price.
I got mine for $10, in perfect condition.
I have avoided plug and play like the plague, and wouldn't be caught dead with one,
preferring the console ports and MAME.
Anyways, after watching youtube videos and reviews, i was curious about the pac-man 256
game, which puts you one screen before the killscreen.
They looked like arcade versions, so I thought why not. It's cheap.
I didn't like the way the controller looked, and the joystick is way too short.
Anyways, I LOVE IT. It is actually better than many of the actual Namco collections on every
portable and home console version.
I don't care if Ms Pac Man isn't on there, because that's a licensing issue, and is usually separate
most of the times anyway. (Jr Pac man is out, because that's a different licensing too).
It's interesting to see Pac Man Plus for the first time ever on these compilations, because its
never on the home version either.
I've noticed glitches, and small issues with almost every game on here, but i don't care,
because it's reformatting the score and men.
The gameplay is nearly 100% accurate:
1 pac-man the patterns work, the 9th key patterns work
2 pac-man 256, the killscreen patterns work
3 galaga, the NO SHOOT BUG GLITCH WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they have removed and fixed this
on every single official release they had put out for consoles.
i just hit 1,000,000 and the score flipped back to 0.
the game only shows 5 men, but it buffers when you have more men.
i don't know what will happen after level 255, but i will find out
the bonus points for the bonus waves are messed up, you can only get 2000 points max,
instead of the 3000 on the higher ones, i didn't check to see if the score sprite is
wrong, and it just adds up.
the left hand missile shot with a dual ship is messed it, it shoots slanted shot (sprite incorrect),
instead of a vertical shot, doesn't affect gameplay, but looks weird.
4 dig dug has the top cropped off, and does a micro-scroll to show almost all of the screen when playing.
it's weird to watch though.
5 all the dig dug patterns work, haven't figured out if it has the slow screens after level 131 yet,
because this is the 5 men only version. [1 extra at 20k, and 1 at 60k, so it takes awhile to get
to a million]. this is the japanese version, the american atari version defaults to extras every
40k, and doesn't have a killscreen, it just keeps getting faster.
there is glitch in the level counter, it lost track of some, and you can't see the monsters when they
are the top, and you are at the bottom
6 all the other games seem to play well, bosconian, rally-x mappy, galaxian, xevious, pac n pal etc etc
7 super pac-man, all the patterns work, timing is perfect, etc.
the joystick is very responsive, and i played with it flat on a surface, and it responds amazingly well.
i thought it would suck, but i was wrong.
i've been able to play almost as well on every single game as i could on the arcade ports.
all this on a 13 inch CRT, and it looks and sounds great, is light, portable, and has a great selection.
Edited by negative1, Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:06 AM.