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How to play Pac-Man

Each game uses different controls, most Amiga games use both mouse and keyboard.

Pac-Man Description

Pac-Man (パックマン Pakkuman?) is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the U.S. by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. Immensely popular in the United States from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is universally considered as one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game became a social phenomenon that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and music.

When Pac-Man was released, most arcade video games in North America were primarily space shooters such as Space Invaders, Defender, or Asteroids. The most visible minority were sports games that were mostly derivative of Pong. Pac-Man succeeded by creating a new genre and appealing to both genders. Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time. The character also appears in more than 30 officially licensed game spin-offs, as well as in numerous unauthorized clones and bootlegs. According to the Davie-Brown Index, Pac-Man has the highest brand awareness of any video game character among American consumers, recognized by 94 percent of them

Cheats/Hints/Walkthroughs for Pac-Man

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Pac-Man - additional information

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Also known as
"食鬼" -- Chinese spelling (traditional - Hong Kong)
"小精靈" -- Chinese spelling (traditional - Taiwan)
"Puck-Man" -- Working title
"Pac - Man" -- Intellivision in-game title
"Pac Man" -- Alternate Apple II media spelling
"PacMan" -- Atari 5200 In-game title
"NES Classics: Pac-Man" -- European GBA title
"パックマン" -- Japanese spelling