Pac-Man World 3

Developer(s): Blitz Games
Publisher(s): Namco
Genre: Action, Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Gamespot6.3/10, Metacritic63/100
Game description: The classic gaming character Pac-Man is back for the third iteration of the Pac-Man World series. The game features the classic Pac-Man powers and adds a few new abilities--such as superstomp and electric shock--to assist the yellow-ball-like hero against his ghost foes. You will also be able to take control of two different ghost characters. The game takes place in both 2D and 3D and includes the original Pac-Man arcade game.
In a search for power, a short evil genius called Erwin has found a way to suck raw energy out of the world of the Ghosts (the Spectral Realm). He has created a syphon that can penetrate into the Spectral Realm. This is causing the Spectral Realm to collapse into the real world (Pac-Land), bringing about an environmental catastrophe.

Pac-Man World 3

Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E (Cartoon Violence)
PEGI rating: 3+
Widescreen supported natively
Widescreen patch available
Supported up to twenty-four LAN/online players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53959 & SLUS-21219
German: SLES-53959
French: SLES-53959
Spanish: SLES-53959
Italian: SLES-53959
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21219
Release date: November 15, 2005
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53959
Release date: May 5, 2006
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • AMD A8-4500M @ 1.9ghz
  • AMD Radeon HD 7640G
? ? ? Deathbyfreezeray
NTSC-U Windows
  • AMD Athlon II X3 440 @ 3.0 Ghz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1024MB
1.0.0 (r5350) GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v01.60(07/02/2002), All Recommended + MTVU + EE Cyclerate Reduce 2 + VU Cycle Stealing 1, Automatic Game Fixes, In the middle of the fourth level, perfectly playable so far., Reflections seem to be a bit off, although I'm not sure about it. In the first level some sound effects occasionally did not play.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5766 GSdx 5764 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 5764 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5764 0.11.0
Runs at full speed.
NTSC-U Windows 10 64-bit
  • 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-11600 @ 2.80GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
v1.7.2248 GSdx 1.2.0-AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
No noticeable bugs. Plays fine, framerate is solid. Hemporus01


  • Widescreen mode in the games options is Vert-, meaning less visible viewing area than original (4:3) mode.

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