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Hack of Pac-Mania

Description:

Pac-Mania was ported to many systems. Early ports like the one to the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive where visually quite different from the original version. This hack aims to change that:

  • arcade sprites have been converted to fit into the systems colorspace
  • backgrounds have been redrawn to looks closer to the arcade version
  • colors have been improved, giving the game a brighter, more saturated and friendlier look

Please note: the PAl release is the same NTSC-U ROM file with just different labeling. The IPS patch works thus works with both region versions.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country: USA
  • Pac-Mania (U) [!].bin (GoodGen 2016-01-31)
  • CRC-32 74BBA09B
  • SHA-1 E21546F653607D95F2747305703DDD6BF118F90A
  • SHA-256 89CDA8498FD4C80B6C8A509FE38D03004EE5CC3102545A572FF7564E3B8FF9C7
  • MD-5 2256F31FF48F93A5E2F1D03F13C0F024

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
fusaruHacking

User Review Information

Much Improved Visuals

Reviewed By: FreightMan71 on 22 Dec 2017

Downloaded this figuring, “oh well, let me see what different colors this person put into the game to try making it look close to arcade-like”, and was really surprised by the big leap in visuals.

Lots of hacks that mess with palettes are usually marginally better, but this really makes a difference.

I ran two Kega Fusion emulators side by side, one with the original Genesis version, the other with this arcade fix, and I gotta tell ya, this new one makes the original look like animated drawings….while the new one looks ALMOST CGI-like by comparison.

This patch obviously won’t do anything for the gameplay, but that’s not what this is about. Nothing really wrong with the Genesis original, but I rather like this new polish afforded by this color fix.

Outstanding. I recommend!

Version 1.00 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Much Improved VisualsFreightMan7122 Dec 20171.00Yes
Pacmania on Genesis now looks just like the original arcade version!thepatrickinator05 Dec 20161.00Yes