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Ms. Pac-Man: Quest for the Golden Maze is a PC game released in 2001 by Infogrames. It is the third (and currently final) game to star Ms. Pac-Man.

Gameplay

Quest for the Golden Maze plays very similarly to the original Ms. Pac-Man. The player maneuvers Ms. Pac-Man through the mazes to collect all the Pac-Dots while avoiding Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Sue. Ms. Pac can also grab a Power Pellet in order to eat the ghosts.

Occasionally a small green ghost (named Baby Ghost in the manual) will appear on the screen. When touched, he will spawn a power-up in the center of the maze.

Sometimes walking through a side door will lead to a bonus area, where Ms. Pac must eat as much fruit on the screen as possible. If all fruit is collected a Golden Fruit is earned, which is worth 100 times the fruit's normal amount (ex: regular cherries = 100 pts, golden cherries = 10,000 points).

The game also includes a two-player mode, where two Ms. Pac-Men play simultaneously, differentiated by their bow and lipstick color. It is unclear whether they are the same mazes as the normal game mode or not.

Trivia

  • Many of the game's level environments are taken from Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness, such as Cleopactra and the Temple of Dots.
  • This is the only game outside of the original Ms. Pac-Man to feature Sue as orange instead of purple.
  • Quest for the Golden Maze is the only Pac-Man game to not feature Pac-Man himself in some way, shape or form.
  • While Quest for the Golden Maze was released by Infogrames following their acquisition of Hasbro Interactive, it appears that Hasbro were directly involved with the game before their closure. This is evident by a 1999 Hasbro Interactive press release, where it specifically mentions "[...] PC-based products for Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man".[1]
  • The game was released in Taiwan under the name "3D Pac-Man 2", or "3D Elf 2" (3D小精靈2); this follows the release of Pac-Man: Adventures in Time as "3D Elf" in the region.

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References

  1. "Hasbro Interactive Acquires Rights to 11 Namco Titles" (https://www.atariarchives.org/cfn/12/03/0062.php)
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