Pac-Man Fever

Developer(s): Mass Media
Publisher(s): Namco (US), SCEE (EU)
Genre: Action
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic47/100
Game description: Pac-Man takes break from eating dots and ghosts in the fun new party game Pac-Man Fever. In addition to our yellow hero, the game also features Ms. Pac-Man and many other Namco favorites from franchises such as Tekken, Ridge Racer, and Soul Calibur. Up to four players partake in more than 30 minigames and three differently themed game boards. Try to recover all of the minigames stolen by those pesky, party-crashing Ghosts and determine who the real party animal is.

Pac-Man Fever

Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E (Mild Violence)
Game supports multi-tap
Supports up to four local players
Languages supported:
English: SLUS-20197
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20197
Release date: September 2, 2002
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Release date: 2002
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.4 GHz
  • GTX 1070
dev-1592 D3D11, default Default Game runs essentially flawlessly with maybe a small stutter once in a blue moon. Gauntlet Golf does not work by default, and player model stuttering occurs while walking across certain tiles on the Tropical board (see this issue), and thus EE rounding and VU rounding need to both be set to 'positive' to fully correct these. While this does cause some slight, occasional jittering on the starting and staging squares, it does not affect gameplay and is very minor. TheTechnician27

Known Issues

Gauntlet Golf bug

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Gauntlet Golf's drawbridges fail to open after they first close, rendering the mini-game unplayable. Discussed in issue #4653.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> General Settings -> VUs. Set Rounding Mode to Positive.

Tropical board jittering

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Characters jitter wildly when walking along certain spaces on the Tropical board. Discussed in issue #4653.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> General Settings -> EE/IOP. Set Rounding Mode to Positive.

Large squares jitter sometimes

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The start square and the staging squares jitter characters back and forth sometimes. Discussed in issue #4653.
  • Workaround: No known workaround, but the issue is super minor.

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