by Bally/Midway, 1983
STATUS: No Longer In the Collection
Post from old site last updated 2/13/2004
Description of game:
Jr. Pac-Man was one of the many Pac-Man sequels that came out after Pac-Man was so successful. As you can see from the pictures, this game is a conversion of an original Pac-Man. I really like Jr. Pac-Man. It is one of the best versions of Pac-Man out there. It’s even good on the Atari 2600! Much of the original Pac-Man artwork was still on it, with just a few Jr. Pac pieces on the cabinet.
Different games that this cabinet plays:
Not really sure. The original Pac-Man harness was replaced when the conversion was done.
How I got it:
This was the first game loaded up in my March 2000 bulk buy. It was also the only game I brought home that did not work when I plugged it in. It’s in a Pac-Man cabinet, with just the front kick panel overlay, control panel overlay, and marquee changed. I was thinking about restoring this to a Pac-Man, and tried to find a Multi-Pac PCB for it. I ended up trading it for a couple project cabinets – Robotron and Berzerk.
As I mentioned it didn’t come up when I turned it on. After replacing the power supply, it still didn’t work. Finally figured out that one of the fuse holders by the isolation transformer was broken. I fixed that and Boom! Jr. Pac-Man! I removed the “speed up chip” by putting in a slow ROM to get it to play as it was intended to.
I then installed a new cap kit. The monitor is a WG 4600, and kind of a pain in the butt. I needed to spend some serious time adjusting the convergence but never got around to it.
What it still needed when I sold it:
The monitor could really use some adjustment to the convergence to get it tuned in better. It also needed to be repainted because it had better days. Could also use a full set of Jr. Pac artwork if it was going to stay a Jr. Pac.
Who has it now:
Made the trade with Pete Mathis. He got the better end of the deal, but I finally got a "start" on a Berzerk
I’ve wanted a Pac game for years. Finally had one. Jr. is a really fun title in the series, but had to let it go for better games.
Personal High Score:
42,200 ( 07-24-2000) – Hard to get used to playing with the slow chip!