Pac-Mania Cheats & Cheat Codes for Arcade, Sega Genesis, NES, And More

Pac-Mania's title screen, showcasing 4 of the game's 5 ghosts above the logo.

Pac-Mania Cheats & Cheat Codes for Arcade, Sega Genesis, NES, And More

Pac-Mania is a game that was developed and released by Namco in 1987. The title was originally released for arcades before it was ported to PC and many home consoles. Pac-mania is similar to other Pac-Man games as the gameplay loop is pretty much directly ripped from those other titles. All that being said, Pac-Mania was received positively and was nominated for a few awards. Pac-Mania‘s legacy is immortalized in multiple Namco compilations and the game is accessible to gamers today.

A Screenshot of Pac-mania's gameplay

The Premise Of Pac-Mania

Pac-Mania is a maze game with gameplay similar to the franchise’s roots. You control Pac-Man, a yellow creature that must eat all the pellets in each stage while avoiding five colored ghosts. This game introduced the ability to jump over the ghosts giving the player more options to avoid capture. The game has four different mazes available to the player. Block Town, Pac-Man’s Park, Sandbox Land, and Jungly Steps. After you complete a certain number of rounds in a maze you can progress on to the next. The game ends when all lives have been lost.

A Screenshot of Pac-manias gameplay with Pac-Man Cornered.

Pac-Mania Main Characters

  • Pac-Man
  • Blinky
  • Pinky
  • Inky
  • Clyde
  • Sue

Other Titles In The Series

  • Puckman / Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man Plus
  • Tomy LSI Game Pac-Man
  • Namco All-Stars: Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man S
  • Pac-Man 256
  • Pac-Man Ticket Mania / Pac-Man Chomp Mania
  • Pac-Man + Tournaments
  • Pac-Man Award
  • World’s Largest Pac-Man
  • Moff Pac-Man
  • Hello Kitty ♥ Pac-Man
  • Reese’s Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man Mini
  • PA-3 × Pac-Man Special Game
  • Red Bull Pac-Man
  • Ideal Life, The Beans You Want Are Here
  • Sabritas Pac-Man
  • Pizza Hut Arcade: Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man tilt
  • OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man promotional game
  • Pac-Man Saga Prefecture Ver.
  • Dry Crystal × Pac-Man
  • Oreo Pac-Man
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Crazy Otto
  • Ms. Pac-Man Plus
  • Super Ms. Pac-Man
  • Pac-Jr.
  • Ms. Pac-Man for Prizes
  • Super Pac-Man
  • Power Pac / Mr. Pack’n
  • PakPak Monster
  • Professor Pac-Man
  • Pac & Pal
  • Pac-Man & Chomp-Chomp
  • Jr. Pac-Man
  • Pac-Land
  • Pac-Mania
  • Pac-Mania – Extended Version for Superior Pacmaniacs
  • Family Pinball
  • Rock ‘n Ball
  • Pac-Attack / Pac-Panic
  • Cosmo Gang the Puzzle
  • Pac-Panic
  • Pac-Attack
  • Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures / Hello, Pac-Man!
  • Pac-In-Time
  • Fury of the Furries
  • Pac-Man Arrangement
  • Pac-Man World
  • Pac-Man World Re-Pac
  • Pac-Athlon
  • Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness
  • Pac-Man: Adventures in Time
  • Ms. Pac-Man: Quest for the Golden Maze
  • Pac-Man World 2
  • Pac-Man All-Stars
  • Pac-Man Fever
  • Pac-Man Vs.
  • Pac-Man Arrangement +
  • Pac-Man Remix
  • Pac-Pix
  • Pac-Man Pinball Advance
  • Pac ‘n Roll
  • Pac ‘n Roll Remix
  • Pac-Man World 3
  • Pac-Man World Rally
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • Pac-Motos
  • Pac-Man Pizza Parlor
  • Pac-Man Party
  • Pac-Man Party 3D
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+
  • Pac-Man Battle Royale
  • Pac-Man Battle Casino
  • Pac-Man Cash Chase
  • Pac-Man Tilt
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2
  • Pac-Man 256
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus
  • Pac-Man Party Royale
  • Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle
  • Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs
  • Pac-Man 99
  • Pac-Man Battle Royale CHOMPionship

Pac-Mania Cheat Codes

10 More Continues

To get ten more continues, at the Game Over screen, press Up, A, and Select simultaneously.


Bonus Level: Consume all of the dots, except for the Power Pills in Level 1. Collect the bonus item that appears in the center of the maze to start a bonus maze.

Unlimited Lives: Collect 500,000 points in any level to get unlimited lives for the remainder of the game.

Arcade Cheats

Level Select: Press the Start Button while holding the Jump Button to access a hidden level select.

Genesis Cheats

Level Select: At the stage select screen, press A, B, A, C, A, B, A, B, A, C, A, B.

Unknown Code: At the stage select screen press B, A, C, A, B, A, B, A, C, A, B, A. You will hear a sound confirmation when entered correctly.

MSX Cheats

Speed Modifier: While playing, press Tab to modify Pac-Man’s speed.

C64 Cheats

Disable Collisions:

Execute the following BASIC commands before running or restarting the program.

POKE 22459,137
SYS 14336

Unlimited Lives:

Execute the following BASIC commands before running or restarting the program.

POKE 28520,165
SYS 14336

Game Genie Cheats

To use the following cheats you need the third-party hardware, Game-Genie. If you are emulating this title then these codes should still work as long as the emulator supports cheat codes.

NES exclusive

  • PEA-SNA All Ghosts Worth 3200
  • SZNI-VEGK Can Eat Ghosts Without The Pill
  • LAI-SNO Can Get Center Item Multiple Times
  • NIT-SUA Can’t Eat Ghosts
  • SLKA-AGSA Disable title demo
  • SOL-IVA Go Through Ghosts
  • SZKI-OPVG Infinite Lives
  • LYA-AAL No Points From Anything
  • EEL-SGO Once One Ghost Is Eaten No More Can Be
  • ANT-GUN Trapped Ghosts
  • OGNT-TIVK Unlimited Continues

Sega Genesis Exclusive

    Infinite lives for players 1 and 2
    Player 1 starts with 2 lives
    Player 1 starts with 4 lives
    Player 1 starts with 6 lives
  • A60T-AAEW
    Player 1 starts with 8 lives
    Player 1 starts with 10 lives
  • 960T-AREW
    Almost infinite lives, player 1
  • AE0T-BA66
    Player 2 starts with 2 lives
  • AN0T-BA66
    Player 2 starts with 4 lives
  • AY0T-BA66
    Player 2 starts with 6 lives
  • A60T-BA66
    Player 2 starts with 8 lives
  • BE0T-BA66
    Player 2 starts with 10 lives
  • S60T-BA66
    Almost infinite lives for, player 2
  • KBCA-AF22
    Ghosts stay blue 1/2 as long as normal
  • KBCA-AH22
    Ghosts stay blue 2x as long as normal
  • KBCA-AM22
    Ghosts stay blue 4x as long as normal
  • KBCA-AS22
    Ghosts stay blue 8x as long as normal
    Cherry is worth 10,000 instead of 1,000
  • ECGA-A6X4
    Strawberry is worth 20,000 instead of 2,000
  • GCGA-BL58
    Lemon is worth 30,000 instead of 3,000
    Banana is worth 50,000 instead of 5,000
    2 lives after continue, both players
    4 lives after continue, both players
    6 lives after continue, both players
    8 lives after continue, both players
    10 lives after continue, both players

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