"Shift" key adds credits and "enter" starts the game.
By Mark Nobes, chief editor
Further down the page you'll find a video comparing different versions of the game, along with a rather nice selection of photos.
Firstly, though, here we have a free version of Ms. Pacman (Flash not required) which will play on PC or Chromebook. It's pretty authentic and details of controls are given by pressing the controller icon at the bottom of the start screen.
What are the Differences Between Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man?
Firstly, the Ms. Pac-Man character is a female version of the pill-munching Pac-Man, with the addition lipstick and a hairbow
The game itself is visually different, with the walls being displayed in a solid colour, rather than just an outline, and this make it much easier for the player to see the paths.
The game also has different sound effects and music.
The game features four different mazes that appear in four different colours, and three of these have two sets of warp tunnels, whereas the original Pac-Man has just one.
The ghosts have different behaviour patterns to the original game due to their semi-random movement. This makes it impossible for the player to follow a pattern in order to complete a level, making the game considerably more challenging to play.
In the original Pac-Man, the fruits appear in the centre of the maze. In Ms. Pac-Man, they bounce around the maze and also enter and leave through the warp tunnels. Once the player has viewed all of the fruits, they then appear in a random sequence for the remainder of the gameplay. Bonus points are awarded for consuming the fruits.
Clyde (the orange ghost) is now called Sue, which just happens to be my late Mum's name, although she didn't seem too excited to have a video game character named after her.
The object of the game is still pretty much the same, in which the player must help the lead character to gobble-up all the pills to complete a level.
As in the original game, the ghosts must be avoided unless the player has just munched a larger power pill, in which case you can munch the ghosts for a limited time and gain extra points.
Have a munchingly good time! Have I just created a new word?
Ms. Pac-Man Atari 2600 Version
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Screenshot from the Atari 2600 version.