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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A labyrinth of fun & amusement! See more »

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Originally the president of Namco wanted all four of the ghosts to be red. 'Toru Iwantani' convinced the president to have the ghosts multi-color after game testers suggest no single color ghosts in the game. See more »

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Followed by Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (2000) See more »

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The Game That Redefined "Arcade"...
1 March 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"Pac-Man" was the arcade game that set a course for the future. It has been spoofed in movies such as "Vacation," and has been featured in movies, including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (remember when Rooney walks into the pizza place? Look at what the teenage girl is playing...).

"Pac-Man" spun off entire franchises, including a less successful television show, and about one million rip-offs :).

The game carries along with it a freaky nostalgia, reminding the player of the decades before...

All in all, if you haven't played this game, you can't call yourself someone who lived through the eighties.


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