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Pesco is a nicely programmed homebrewed Pac-Man clone that was released at 1999 Classic Gaming Expo. Through nine levels, players guide Pesco the fish around a maze, eating plankton while being pursued by three crabs. When Pesco eats one of four special protein enriched clumps of plankton he can turn the tables on the pursuing crustaceans and eat them. Pesco was originally designed to be released as an improvement over the much maligned Pac-Man for the Atari VCS, but copyright restrictions forced them to change the characters to a maritime theme. The animation is exceptionally smooth and the gameplay is remarkably challenging. Reaching the ninth level will take considerable patience since the pursuing crabs feature an aggressive AI rather than a preset course of travel. ~ Chris Cavanaugh, All Game Guide