This update to Puckman (1980) changed the character to a lady, added moving fruit, smarter monsters, cut scenes and more mazes.

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This update to Puckman (1980) changed the character to a lady, added moving fruit, smarter monsters, cut scenes and more mazes.

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Introducing... the femme fatale of the game world. See more »

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Action | Family | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

13 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Otto See more »

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Ms. Pac-Man was originally created by 2 programmers at General Computer Corporation who altered a Pac-Man board. The original name for the new game was Crazy Otto. General Computer Corporation sold the rights to Crazy Otto to Midway who changed the name to Ms. Pac-Man and distributed the game without Namco's consent. To avoid loss of other licenses and lawsuits, Midway turned over rights to Ms. Pac-Man to Namco in 1982. See more »

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An excellent spin off .
27 July 2004 | by knowledgeSee all my reviews

Apparently, when pacman first hit arcade screens world wide , the most avid players of the game were female. As a result of this I think that Ms pacman was created for the girl gamers who helped to make every ones favourite dot chomper into a house hold name.

Ms pacman is essentially the same game as pacman with the only real difference being that Ms Pacman (who is basically pacman with added lipstick , a bow , a beauty spot and mascara splurged eye lashes ) is the main character instead of Pac.

It's a heartless cash in , but do you know what ? It doesn't matter . Pacman is one of the greatest games ever and since this game is a clone of the original , Ms Pacman is a classic by default !

Ms Pacman is an early example of milking a game franchise shamelessly, but its addictive and fun enough to make you not care !


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