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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Although the large pills in the maze corners are often called "power pellets", they are officially "energizers" in the original game. "Power pellet" was coined for the later television cartoon based on the game. See more »

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The best arcade game ever made?
10 August 2001 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

Certainly in the top 5. One of the most addicting and fun games ever made, this is the one most people remember when thinking of 80's arcades. There's no need to describe the object of the game, since pretty much everybody has played this (and if they haven't, they've probably played one of the sequels or a cheap imitation). This even spawned a cartoon series (and not a very good one at that). "Mrs. Pac-Man" and "Jr. Pac-Man" followed after this, but they were pretty much the same. The version for the Atari 2600 is good but a rather bad translation of the arcade version. Although "Elevator Action" will always be my favorite arcade game, this game is still pure classic. A definite play.


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