Pac-Man (1980)
"Puckman" (original title)

Video Game  |  Action, Family  |  October 1980 (USA)
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Players guide a yellow, pie-shaped creature around a single maze, munching dots while avoiding four roaming ghosts. Four energizer dots are on the board, one in each corner. Eating one of ... See full summary »

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Players guide a yellow, pie-shaped creature around a single maze, munching dots while avoiding four roaming ghosts. Four energizer dots are on the board, one in each corner. Eating one of these special dots will temporarily empower Pac-Man to turn the tables on the ghosts. Each time all the dots in a maze are eaten, play resumes with a fresh screen. Written by Brett Alan Weiss

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Toru Iwatani stated that he created Pac-Man to attract girls to play the game as before the game was released arcades mostly had boys as patrons. So Iwatani intended to change that by creating a game that girls or the whole family can play. See more »

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One of the best arcade games I've ever played
22 July 2007 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

PAKKUMAN, in my opinion, is one of the best arcade games I have ever played. Even though it's been awhile since I've had video equipment in addition to games, I enjoy it very much. In addition, even though I've never made it to the last level, I enjoy the game very much as well, even though I've never owned the game. However, when I have enough money to buy video equipment in addition to games, this is one game that's definitely going to be on my list. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that the people at Namco know how to keep video game fanatics entertained. Now, in conclusion, if you're a video game fanatic, this is definitely one you'll want to play and own.


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