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Unique database ID : 54 Number Of Variants: 1
Release Date: 1982 Product Number: 38
Author: Value £ 4
Box Type : Plastic Flip Binary Rom Size : 4k
Label Type : Multi colour Label Release Region : Europe
  Catagory : Original Release Rarity : Weekly
 
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COLLECTING INFO
Rarity in the UK 4/10 Guideline Price 5. allow about 2 to ship
to UK also and possible customs charges). although you
should find one in the UK with a little patience, around the
2.50 mark and 1.50 postage. At this point Philips began
more intensely on arcade type conversion games, I'm not
sure this was released with a cardboard cover.

Infamously the cause of a major 1981 law suit between
Philips/Magnavox and Atari as clearly the game is modelled on
Pacman. the similarities were too much for Atari to let by, for
some reason Magnavox on its US release thought that
changing the name from Munchkin to KCs Munchkin would
allow some relief from the law suit. Magnavox initially won the
suit but determined Atari eventually forced This best seller off
the shelves, by then the damage was done and Videopac 38
Munchkin was The Videopac's most successful game (so the
ban didn't increase its value as there's millions of the buggers
to be had).

Philips not to be outdone by Atari Philips 1 year later released
Crazy Chase (Videopac 44) the same, but undeniable different
game and our hero (and my avatar) returns.

It even caught the imagination of a game hacker who went to
the trouble of making the Sprites look even more packman
like, you can download his version below.
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Variations

MUNCHKIN
Europe
Manufacturer:
Philips
Product Number:
38
Frequecy:
Weekly
Value (UK POUNDS) £ :
4
Box Style:
Plastic Flip