The Ghosts Are Just Guys Under Sheets? 12 Delectable Facts About Arcade Classic ‘Pac-Man’

05.22.15 3 years ago 9 Comments
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35 years ago today, Pac-Man first waka waka waka-ed its way into Japanese arcades, and it’s nearly impossible to overstate the game’s influence. Pac-Man was the first game to feature power-ups, and its level design and AI was far more advanced than anything else on the market at the time. Pac-Man was the first title to prove video games could be more than simple, reflex-testing digital toys. Pac-Man had characters, carefully designed stages, and — in its own simple way — actually told a story. Oh, and it was also really fun.

Pac-Man is one of those rare games that simply refuses to age. Three-and-a-half decades later, the little yellow guy is still going strong. Here’s a few tasty facts you may not know about the original Pac-Man

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