A very respectable handheld Pac-Man game, offering a playfield that was similar to the arcade concept, and control via a small joystick rather than the direction buttons that other handhelds of the era had tended towards. Colourful LED graphics, a decent speed, and the fact that your Pac-Man character could eat when moving to the right as well as to the left(!), made it a generally more enjoyable playing experience than Munchman.
Donated/on loan from: Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN), Plymouth University
Perhaps notable for being the only Pac-Man game that was less like the arcade original than Munchman was! Mini-Munchman was a pocket-sized game with a monochromatic LCD display, which also doubled as a clock and alarm (clearly aping the defining characteristic of Nintendo's popular Game & Watch... (read more)CGL, 1981
Galaxy Invader is a classic style shoot-em-up, clearly inspired by arcade hit Space Invaders. The invaders in this case are presented at random positions across a 3-column green LED display, and are worth different points depending upon how far up the screen they are shot. As in the original sp... (read more)CGL, 1981