Post by Ultimo Gallos on Apr 1, 2021 22:18:23 GMT -5
Ms Pac Man easy. I played the hell out of it. Since the Pizza Hut in town had a Ms Pac Man machine until sometime in 95. Unless the machine is set to fast speed I can normally last 30 or 40 minutes on one quarter.
Post by Triangle Lancer on Apr 1, 2021 22:29:59 GMT -5
In 1983, I remember having to wait over an hour to get a Ms. Pac-Man machine. We were flying to my aunt's and had a stopover in Charlotte, NC to switch planes. (Piedmont Airlines, in case you were wondering. I still have a drink stick from it. Lost the pilot wings.) And there was a guy there up to banana level on the first life, like 20 of us around him watching. I spent the whole 45 minutes just watching, enthralled by this. Them mom pulled me away or else we'd miss our flight to Newark.
I prefer Pac-Man over Ms. Pac-Man. I also prefer Galaxian over Galaga. In both cases, I acknowledge that the second game is technically superior, but I find more enjoyment in the elegant simplicity of the original.
Post by James Fabiano on Apr 2, 2021 9:49:00 GMT -5
When I was a kid, we were already to the point where you saw Ms. a lot more than regular Pac in the arcades. Fact is, I knew the *2600* version before the original!
My first Ms. sighting was at a Jamesway in Freehold...think Q*bert was there too, and possibly Baby Pac-Man? I swear I saw one of the bootleg regular Pacs somewhere else too at this time....the flea market in Jersey that borrowed the Peddlers' Village name from the shoppes in Pennsylvania?
Speaking of bootlegs, it reminds me of my realization that Crazy Otto (which became Ms. Pac-Man) was probably meant to represent that yellow bug-eyed blob with legs on the original Pac-Man cabinet.
Interestingly enough...I think I can get further into Ms. than regular Pac, so as far as feeling more comfortable, on top of the varied gameplay I do like Ms. as a game more.