3D Maze Man: Adventures in Winter Wonderland Webfoot Technologies Inc. / eGames Inc. 1998

This is a variant of 3D Maze Man, a Pac-Man knock-off, having the same gameplay style and engine, but different maze layouts and scenery. This is an X-mas-themed variant, featuring the same character from the original wearing a Santa hat. The main character (Maze Man) is a yellow sphere with a triangular mouth whose goal is to collect all the pellets in the current level and avoid the enemy ghosts. Like in Pac-Man, there are pellets which allow Maze Man to, for a short period of time ("Party Time"), eat the enemy ghosts, who regenerate from a specified location. Aesthetically, however, the 3D format of the game allows for a number of other features which differentiate it from Pac-Man. It provides for the ability to jump (also seen in Pac-Mania), enabling 3D Maze Man to avoid the ghosts when not in "Party Time". Also, the navigable platforms can span multiple altitudes, allowing for sloped or "elevator" platforms. In addition, some levels include colored keys which unlock certain correspondingly colored bricks, green spaces which prevent Maze Man from jumping, and red spaces which kill Maze Man on impact. In 2000, Pac-Man licensee Hasbro (via Atari) sued to prevent the production and distribution of this and other eGames' other offerings, which included a Tetris-inspired game. Per the settlement, sales continued until the end of September 2000.
ISO Demo 13MB (uploaded by scaryfun)

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