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In a very good adaptation of one of the lesser-known Pac-Man sequels, Super Pac-Man for the Atari 5200 speeds up the action — and drastically shortens the effectiveness of the power pills and super power pills gobbled up by Pac-Man. If you think you've mastered the original arcade version — either with the benefit of a lot of quarters or Namco Museum — this version of Super Pac-Man may yet humble you with its faster pace. Graphically, this is a better translation of its source material than the original Pac-Man for the 5200 was, and the sound is almost a dead-ringer for the arcade game. Even the legendary "floating" 5200 joysticks don't detract from control of the game as much as they do in many other cases. Overall, a triumph of the elusive art of the arcade-to-home port for the Atari 5200, and a disappointment that it never saw the light of day during the console's heyday. Super Pac-Man was released at the 2002 Classic Gaming Expo. ~ Earl Green, All Game Guide