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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Fun and Great
11 August 2006 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated E.

Pakkuman or Pacman is one of the greatest early games ever.This game was released in 1980 yet the graphics and gameplay are simply excellent.The graphics are just as good if not better than other games that came out in 1980 but Pacman is most known for its addicting gameplay.You control a little pizza like thing and you must eat as much yellow dots as you can and watch out for the ghosts.However you can eat a special something which turns you into super pacman or something and enables you to eat your ghost enemies.But this only happens for a period of time.Pacman is a very fun and good arcade game and I recommend it.You can probably find a cheap imitation somewhere on the internet.Most of them have the same premise.

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