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Pac & Pal

| 1983

Release type:
Units produced: Namco
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: pacnpal

Display: raster 288x224 @ 60.61Hz (60.61 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver mappy.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 512; Savestate: unsupported

pap1-2b.1c with 8192kb
sha1:334603f8904f8968d05edc420b5f9e3b483ee86d crc:15308bcf
pap1-3.3m with 256kb
sha1:ac0114f0611c81dfac9469253048ae0214d570ee crc:94782db5
pap1-3b.1d with 8192kb
sha1:b16930981490d97486d4df96acbb3d1cddbd3a80 crc:ed64a565
pap1-4.1k with 4096kb
sha1:5b23e5dcc38dc644a36efc8b03eba34cea540bea crc:330e20de
pap1-4.3l with 256kb
sha1:541d08b43dbfb789c2867955635d2c9e051fedd9 crc:686bde84
pap1-5.3f with 8192kb
sha1:fd10d2ee49b4e059e9ef6046bc86d97e3185164d crc:fb6f56e3
pap1-5.4e with 256kb
sha1:3f47f1991aab9640c0d5f70fad85d20d6cf2ea3d crc:ac46203c
pap1-6.3c with 4096kb
sha1:e0a11b5a43cbf756ddb045c743973d0a55dbb979 crc:a36b96cb
pap1-6.4c with 32kb
sha1:dfb109c8e2c62ae1612ba0e3272468d152123842 crc:52634b41
pap3-1.1b with 8192kb
sha1:38a14228469fa4a20cbc5d862198dc901842682e crc:3cac401c
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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* Raine

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Pac & Pal (c) 1983 Namco.

Pac-Man has a new friend named Miru, but she tries to steal stuff and take it to the ghost pen. Pac-Man now not only has to collect the stuff lying around the board, but he must also watch Miru to make sure she doesn't take the stuff for her own use.


Game ID: PAP

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Pac & Pal was released in July 1983 in Japan.

In the game's title, the 'Pal' refers to Pac-Man's new friend, Miru.

An alternate version of this game features Chomp Chomp, Pac-Man's dog from the 1982-84 animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera, in place of Miru, and the game's name is changed accordingly : "Pac-Man & Chomp Chomp".

Pac & Pal was the first "Pac-Man" game to have music during gameplay.


Cards : 10-100 points, dying resets cards to ten points.
Regular Items: 50-500 points.
Power Items : 1,000 points.
Stunning Ghosts : 200, 400, 800, 1,600 points.
Key : 700 - 5,000 points.
End of round bonus : 100 X items eaten.

Bonus Rounds :
Cards : 100-1000 points.
Uncovering Miru : doubles points of cards uncovered afterwards
Uncovering Blinky : ends round


* Easter Egg : enter service mode and enter the following sequence : Left, Right(x9), Down(x5), Up(x6). '(c) (p) 1982 NAMCO LTD.' will be added at the bottom of the screen.

* Don't let Miru take the stuff to the ghost pen. Bonus points are awarded for 'perfect boards' when Pac-Man eats all the fruit himself, and the bonus increases with each 'perfect board'.


1. Pac-Man (1980, ARC)
2. Ms. Pac-Man (1981, ARC)
3. Super Pac-Man (1982, ARC)
4. Pac-Man Plus (1982, ARC)
5. Jr. Pac-Man (1983, ARC)
6. Professor Pac-Man (1983, ARC)
7. Pac-Land (1984, ARC)
8. Pac-Mania (1987, ARC)
9. Pac-Attack (1993, SNES, Genesis; 1994, Game Boy, Game Gear)
10. Pac-Man 2 - The New Adventures [Model SNS-25-USA] (1994, SNES, Genesis)
11. Pac-In-Time [Model SNS-APTE-USA] (1994, SNES, PC)
12. Pac-Man Arrangement (1996, ARC) : part of "Namco Classics Collection Vol.2"
13. Pac-Man VR (1996, ARC)
14. Pac-Man World [Model SLUS-00439] (1999, PS)
15. Pac-Man - Adventures in Time (2000, PC)
16. Ms. Pac-Man - Maze Madness [Model SLUS-01018] (2000, PS)
17. Ms. Pac-Man - Quest for the Golden Maze (2001, PC)
18. Pac-Man All-Stars (2002, PC)
19. Pac-Man Fever [Model SLUS-20197] (2002, PS)
20. Pac-Man World 2 [Model SLUS-20224] (2002, PS2, GC, XBOX)
21. Pac-Man Vs. [Model DOL-PRJE-USA] (2003, GC)
22. Pac-Pix [Model NTR-APCE-USA] (2005, DS)
23. Pac-Man Pinball Advance [Model AGB-BP8E-USA] (2005, GBA)
24. Pac-Man Arrangement (2005, PSP) : part of "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model ULUS-10035]"
25. Pac'n Roll [Model NTR-APNE-USA] (2005, DS)
26. Pac-Man World 3 [Model SLUS-21219] (2005, PSP, PS2, GC, XBOX, PC, DS)
27. Pac-Man World Rally [Model SLUS-21328] (2006, GameCube, PS2, PSP, PC)
28. Pac-Man Championship Edition (2007, XBLA)
29. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (2010, XBLA, PSN)
30. Pac-Man Party [Model RVL-SP7E-USA] (2010, Wii)
31. Pac-Man Battle Royale (2011, ARC)
32. Pac-Man Tilt (2011, 3DS) : part of "Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions [Model CTR-APGE-USA]"
33. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (2013, XBLA, PSN, Steam)
34. Pac-Man Dash! (2013, Android/iOS)
35. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013, 3DS, XBOX 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
36. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (2014, 3DS, XBOX 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)


* Consoles :
Nintendo Wii [US] (October 23, 2007) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-R2NE-USA]"
Nintendo Wii [JP] (December 6, 2007) "Minna de Asobou! Namco Carnival" [Model RVL-P-RNWJ]" : Translated as "Everybody plays! Namco Carnival".
Nintendo Wii [EU] (April 18, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-RN2P]"
Nintendo Wii [KO] (April 26, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix"
Nintendo Wii [AU] (May 1, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-2N2P]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [US] (November 4, 2008) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [EU] (May 15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [AU] (June 3, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [JP] (November 5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"
Nintendo Wii [US] (November 16, 2010) "Namco Museum Megamix"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [US] (February 25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum [Model NPUB-31383]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [US] [KO] [EU] [AU] (February 26, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [EU] [AU] (February 26, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum [Model NPEB-01892]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [KO] (February 26, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [JP] (June 25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [JP] (June 25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"

* Computers :
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [JP] (June 9, 1998) "Namco History Vol.3"
Steam [US] [EU] (February 25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum [[US] Model 236470]"
PC [Online] [AU] (February 25, 2014) "Pac-Man Museum"

* Others :
Super Pac-Man TV game [US] (2006) by Jakks Pacific
Arcade Gold featuring Pac-Man [US] (2007) by Jakks Pacific
Retro Arcade featuring Pac-Man [US] (2008) by Jakks Pacific
Pac-Man Connect and Play [US] (2012) by Bandai


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 1175 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00000000 1111 00000018 FFFFFFFF Infinite "power" time
00000000 1110 00000001 FFFFFFFF "Power" always available
00000001 1222 00000001 FFFFFFFF Orange ghost is stoned Now!
00000001 1232 00000001 FFFFFFFF Green ghost is stoned Now!
00000001 1242 00000001 FFFFFFFF Pink ghost is stoned Now!
00000001 1252 00000001 FFFFFFFF Red ghost is stoned Now!

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file