Atari 5200 Super System


· HIDDEN MESSAGE: At the menu screen, press 0722626 (the last 6 #’s spell out “PACMAN” on a standard phone keypad). At the bottom, instead of the "Press START to play game" message it will say "By James Andreasen" (picture #1).  {Ken Van Mersbergen}

· 2 versions exist!  The original version has the power pill bug described below.

· A special demonstration version was made specifically for the 5200 kiosk display (pictures #3 and #4).

· There are some differences between the 5200 version and the 400/800 version.  Besides the title screen, the 5200 version has all the intermissions, plus a sound f/x for earning an extra Pac-Man (at 10k).

· BUG: On the Cherry screen, at the start go right and up into the tunnel.  When inside it, you’ll hear a “chomp” sound - a dot from the left of the starting point will vanish (picture #2).  {Bill Ajello}

· BUG: (In the original released version) Upon reaching the 5th key level, when you eat a power pill, the ghosts will turn blue but won’t turn back (unless you eat them).  This doesn't happen on the 6th level (after the intermission), but does for the 7th and beyond.  {Scott Stilphen}

· BUG: The player’s speed doesn’t increase after each level, unless you lose a life.  This is most noticeable when going from the peach board to the apple; if you start a game on the apple board, you’ll move at the correct speed.  {Bob DeCrescenzo}


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