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Pac-Man Xtreme

Hack of Ms. Pac-Man (Namco)

Description:

Pac-Man Xtreme is a ROMhack of the Namco version of Ms. Pac-Man for the Nintendo NES. Officially released by KaBooM! on September 17 2016, it is much more than a simple maze/level hack. Pac-Man Xtreme introduces new features, functions, and selectable options which make playing it a truly unique experience. Almost every single aspect of the original Ms. Pac-Man game has been altered… graphics, sounds and music, levels, even gameplay mechanics. In essence, Pac-Man Xtreme is a new commercial-quality game reprogrammed around Ms. Pac-Man’s engine and is thus virtually unrecognizable from its predecessor.

NEW FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS:

  • Thirty-two new Stages based on twenty-eight original maze designs.
  • Stages arranged into eight distinct Zones composed of four Levels each.
  • Seven brand new prizes to chase around the mazes.
  • One new prize per four-Level Zone, all appearing at random in Zone 8.
  • A distinct “?” graphic in the right-side prize indicator for random prizes.
  • Four Stage progression play modes: Linear, Singular, Random A, and Random B.
  • Newly designed colorful title screen with loads of selectable game options.
  • Begin the game on any Stage desired, from 1-1 all the way to 8-4.
  • Three selectable blue-Monster “vanishing mazes” options, like Pac-Man Plus.
  • Brand new characters including Pac-Xavier, with classic characters returning.
  • Four selectable speed options for Pac-Xavier before the game starts.
  • Names for Pac-Xavier and the Monsters displayed on the main title screen.
  • Choose to begin the game with as little as one or as many as seven lives.
  • Opportunities to earn bonus lives every x20000, x50000, and x80000 points.
  • The ability to choose whether or not to earn bonus lives at all.
  • New status header above each maze, indicating current Stage and prize value.
  • New CPU runtime indicator, alongside the top score and game score indicators.
  • Only one free “pause” opportunity per Stage… be resourceful, use it wisely.
  • Different Monster AI. Things have changed since the days of yore…
  • Monsters’ “blue” times lengthened and adjusted for fairness and balance.
  • Reprogrammed game code and mazes which utilize vertical tunnels.
  • Dynamically varying game difficulty based on player performance per Stage.
  • Special barrier pellets which can’t be eaten but instead block certain paths.
  • The ability for Pac to cast relocation spells upon himself and the Monsters.
  • Opportunities to earn new spells by catching both prizes in each Stage.
  • Opportunities to earn spells and 2000-point bonuses for perfect Stage clears.
  • The ability to save and store spells for later use, up to three.
  • Begin the game with as many spells as desired, from none to three.
  • Energy to cast spells acquirable via prizes, indicated by a “CAST” light.
  • Remaining alive as being a condition for a “Perfect Clear” is selectable.
  • Complete color and graphics makeover for all characters and mazes.
  • Brand new, original twelve-frame death animation for Pac-Xavier.
  • Brand new and/or tweaked sound effects. Every game sound has been changed.
  • New original start music, unique and composed exclusively for Pac-Man Xtreme.
  • Two versions: One regular, and one optimized for the “PocketNES” emulator.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • "Ms. Pac-Man (Namco)(U).nes"
  • MD5: 7a47a5ff752c46409d8c1e4c8170426b
  • SHA-1: 9bb7fc771a991ea036fbb0ae97f7af41aaae7826
  • CRC-32: 51a0c9de (With Header)
  • PRG CRC: 2477a571
  • CHR CRC: 49d90508
  • ALL CRC: b6d2d300
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  • "Pac-Man Xtreme.nes"
  • MD5: 6328f3c151e78dd7c0e4b642d4ae2d86
  • SHA-1: bff408f3df07ec1d6ab5ce31035cd585db9976f2
  • CRC-32: ee653ac8 (With Header)
  • PRG CRC: 6d590209
  • CHR CRC: d99bdfb2
  • ALL CRC: 09172016
  • -
  • "Pac-Man Xtreme (PN).nes"
  • MD5: 99c683eca766f64258748747039effea
  • SHA-1: 9d723e405b33f443b300d0b609b56ff4b059686b
  • CRC-32: ee653ac8 (With Header)
  • PRG CRC: 6d590209
  • CHR CRC: d99bdfb2
  • ALL CRC: 09172016
  • -
  • "Pac-Man Xtreme.IPS"
  • MD5: d7c17ac082161b907c6c8ac961bca6aa
  • SHA-1: 8f3c842e9bbb1a2d4abfe2bd582bbc76ad4ce7e9
  • CRC-32: 2015d5db
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  • "Pac-Man Xtreme (PN).IPS"
  • MD5: 81b3c1322d4486299e772dd21d5cdd7a
  • SHA-1: 1bbeb7091ceb3092586173984f7ff365bd739c9d
  • CRC-32: 425e9d4d
  • -
  • "Pac-Man Xtreme - File Package.zip"
  • MD5: 7e500fb156c932c080eddfd48094d6e6
  • SHA-1: 597633f5e77048565cd786ed429b3f15cd6e2500
  • CRC-32: 786de995

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
KaBooM!ProductionGraphics, music, SFX, levels, and gameplay. Supplemental materials and beta testing.
DahrkDaizHackingPalette hack for Ms. Pac-Man (Namco) for NES making Pac-Man Xtreme's colorful mazes possible.

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