|Release date:||October 11, 1982|
|Number of players||One or two players|
|Input methods||4 way joystick, pinball flippers|
Upon starting the game, the player will be greeted with a basic-looking Pac-Man maze, lacking Power Pellets and with two empty paths at the bottom. The Pac-Man portion is relentlessly difficult compared to the original game(s), as the Ghost A.I. is much more aggressive. If all three lives are lost in this mode, the game is over.
When you enter one of the aforementioned bottom paths, however, the pinball table (located below the screen) spawns a ball, and the player controls this part until the ball is lost; no lives are lost in this process, but the pathways are now closed, and the player is forced to continue the Pac-Man portion. The only way to access the pinball again is to either lose a life or finish the maze.
Within the pinball mode, it is possible to earn various bonuses by highlighting portions of the playfield. If the player can successfully light up these words, a "prize" appears in the video portion:
- "PACMAN" - a Power Pellet appears, which works the same way as it does in Pac-Man.
- "FRUITS" - the Fruit spawning in the center will be advanced by one (starting at Cherry, ending at Banana).
- "TUNNEL" - Baby Pac-Man can go faster through the side tunnels.
Cutscenes occasionally appear in the game as Baby Pac-Man goes down the bottom chutes, such as one that shows him riding a "Pacsculator" to the pinball field.
Scoring System (Video Mode)
- Pac-Dot - 100 points.
- Power Pellet - 500 points.
- Vulnerable Ghosts:
- #1 in succession - 2000 points.
- #2 in succession - 4000 points.
- #3 in succession - 8000 points.
- #4 in succession - 16000 points.
Due to the pinball portion being hard to replicate on home consoles, no official ports of Baby Pac-Man have ever been released. There are, however, PC emulators that can run the game (very difficult to set up; the all-in-one "Baby Pac-Man Installer" is recommended for ease of use).
A homebrew Atari 7800 version was developed in 2019, which solely works on a video screen. It will receive an AtariAge cartridge release as well.
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