With Pac-Man’s 35th birthday happening today it seems the whole world is offering birthday wishes to our wonderful little yellow friend.
All over the internet today all sorts of things are helping us relive the arcade legend’s glory days. The pages that I found of great interest today is the one that you should check out if you are a fan of the series and even more if you’ve never played it, which is probably not possible.
To throw a little nostalgia for you, he was named Puck Man but was changed due to fear that it could be miss spelled as a dirty word state side. Thus the name was changed when it was brought over seas. This is one of the first games that I ever played and it was one of the first games that I watched my mother actually swear at and felt the love and camaraderie to beat the high score.
Throughout the years there have been many competitive re-inventions of this wonderful series and even today this game is still staying strong in game history.
Released by the Japanese company Namco on May 22, 1980, it was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980. Pac-Man was unlike anything seen before.
There have been many variations of this beloved game including Ms.Pacman (1981), Super Pac-Man (1982), Pac-Man Plus (1982), Baby Pac-Man (1982), Professor Pac-Man (1983), Pac & Pal (1983), Jr. Pac-Man (1983), Pac-Land (1984), Pac-Mania (1987), Pac-Man Arrangement (1996), Pac-Man VR (1996), and Pac-Man Battle Royale (2011), and thats just for the arcade games.
For the home systems, handheld and PC we also saw a slew of other games over the years: Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994), Pac-In-Time (1994), Pac-Man World (1999), Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (2000), Pac-Man: Adventures in Time (2000), Ms. Pac-Man: Quest for the Golden Maze (2001), Pac-Man All-Stars (2002), Pac-Man Fever (2002), Pac-Man World 2 (2002), Pac-Man Vs.(2003), Pac-Pix (2005), Pac-Man Pinball Advance (2005), Pac ‘n Roll (2005), Pac-Man World 3 (2005), Pac-Man World Rally (2006), Pac-Man Championship Edition (2007), Pac-Man Party (2010), Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2010), and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (2014) along with many compilations being released over the years.
This is one series that has been going strong for years and I feel we will see much more to come.
If you go to here you can play it right in your browser and see if you have what it takes to beat the ghosts and claim your victory.
You can also go here and play for free through all of the levels and all the fun.
Thanks for reading and as always you can find me on Twitter @riddle43 and have a Waka Waka day.