Cresta Pacman Handheld Electronic Game
(Cresta - 1982)
One of the most overexposed games in the early 1980s was PacMan... everyone had a version of pacman on every gaming console, home computers, electronic tabletops, handhelds, watches and even NASA. Heck, they even made a cartoon series and breakfast cereal based on Pacman. So this was a natural for Cresta to port to their handheld LCD games (this same unit was also released under the brand names Halion and Ectron). Most lcd versions of Pac-Man were epic fails and just had a vague resemblance to the real PacMan gameplay... but I found this incarnation to be passable and a decent homage to the original, even though the maze had to be scaled way back to fit on the tiny playfield.
Even with the screen being so little and hard to see in bright light like most LCD screens, surprisingly, you do get the feel of the original arcade game to make this a playable electronic handheld game. Even on this monochrome LCD you feel the need to eat the power pellets and avoid the ghosts.
As far as the design is concerned, I would have to give this handheld system a passing grade. So for some dot munching fun, you will find that this Pacman game isn't too shabby.
- Erik Schubach
My Cresta Pacman Collection
These are the Cresta Pac-man items that I currently have in my personal vintage technology collection. I am always open to sell or trade any of my duplicates. I am also looking for other Cresta Pacman items for my collection... see my wish list below.
Boxed Cresta Pacman Handheld Game (x1)
Cresta Pacman Items Wanted
I will buy your Cresta Pac Man items. I will pay cash or trade you for the items listed below or anything you do not see in my personal collection listed above. CONTACT ME
Boxed or loose Cresta Pacman Handheld Game
Cresta Pacman Handheld Game Instruction Manual
Cresta Pacman Items For Sale or Trade
These are the Cresta Pacman items that I currently have for sale or trade from my personal vintage technology collection. CONTACT ME