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Map Size: 200x200 (Small)
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1

Pacman Goes Crusading

What is this game about:

I think the title says it all!
Move Crusader units in a maze and fight the enemies that are chasing you.
For those of you who are too young to remember, check out or .

How to play:

This game is best played on maximum speed and without using the "P"ause button.

1) In the lower center, there are five teams of four units each. Select ONE team that you want to play with and RETIRE the other four
teams. The teams give different playing difficulty. Macemen or Swordsmen: Easy, Pikemen: Not-so-easy,
Spearmen: Even-less-easy, Monks: Ooh, good heavens...

2) Open one of your gates and send out ONE unit into the maze to rescue your chained swordsmen. There are four of them, one each near the corners of the maze. You rescue them by destroying the pillar of stone they stand on.

3) If the unit from your gate dies, you can open your gate and send out a new one. You cannot replace the rescued swordsmen in this

Note: You will never see a "Defeat" message. You have lost if you have no more units that you can move around.

AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
WL_D Alexus lol, very cool. :)
Legolas220 yeah, realy cool map!!!
Lord_berserker yeah pacman.too bad It's impossible to freeze arabians forces ^^lol
Heroesflorian Lol right^^

But I have one question: Which of your troops are "allowed" to kill the Arabian swordsmen?

It's not possible to kill all of them with the 4 rescued swordsmen and one of the teams (for example the pikemen-team). But without killing all swordsmen, you don't receive a victory-message.

Or are you intended to win after killing all ladder-men? If it is like this, you should change the win-condition to "enemy troops killed: X" and enter the number of ladder-men.

File Author
I'm happy to 'see' some smiles from you guys!

Florian: It is certainly possible to kill all enemy units with only the 4 swordsmen on the stone pillars. So even with the spearman team you can win this game and get a Victory message. But of course you are allowed to use soldiers from the 4-member team you select at the gate as well (after retiring the other 4 teams).
To clean out only the laddermen is a way-too-easy game to bear my name.

[Edited on 11/21/09 @ 06:52 PM]

Heroesflorian Well, if you use the monks or spearmen, escaping the arab swordsmen can be really difficult^^

another question: shall you use your 4 "pillar-swordsmen" together or always 1 one 1 as in your other maps?

File Author
Dear Pacman fans,

Heroesflorian: No, I didn't give any restrictions regarding one-on-one battle in this game, so you are free to do whatever you think is the best strategy. The only 'rules' are to use only one team from the gate and only use one member of this team in the maze at any time. Also, don't smash the walls of the maze...

Yes, the spearmen and monks are awfully slow in escaping the enemies. That's why these two teams are the hardest to win with. And even though the monk is a stronger fighter than the spearman, the monk team is actually the hardest to win with. By the way, this is the only team I haven't won the game with myself. So if there is any lucky fighter out there who can win with the monk team, please report it here to get your 'certificate of fame'!

[Edited on 11/23/09 @ 12:31 PM]

Map Design4.5

Playability: 4.5
Being chased around a labyrinth is not what a typical Crusader would ever experience, but that changes here... the fast tempo of everything makes players consider between time and where to go, as qtlilkeg's forbidden the use of the "P"ause. Some of the arab swordsmen make mistakes, though: as the player's troops arrive closer, they walk away.

Balance: 3
I felt this game was too easy. The nearest swordsman is very close to the start point, and as long as the player moves quickly, he will be freed easily. Then after that it is all choosing wisely about how to free the remaining swordsmen. Of course I had to face the arab swordsmen who came into my way.

Creativity: 5
Pacman has been remade into a Crusader version! There are even difficulty settings, represented by different troop types, and no game plays the same way twice.

Map Design: 4.5
True, what's present is more of a board game than an actual landscape, but I think there could be more to the outside of the maze. Nice use of the shrub, the pathways are lined with these plants and makes the maze look like a garden with walls.

Story/Instructions: 5
No instruction for this kind of gameplay could be any clearer :)
GRhin qtlilkeg, lovely map, very well designed to give the same feeling as Pacman.
I recorded it, so if you want to watch someone enjoying your map, click the link >

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