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Monday June 20, 2005 1:30 am

Pac-Man: 25 And Still Going Strong




Posted by Devin Categories: Retro, Strategy,

Pac-Man 25One of the most popular video games in the world turns 25 this month.  Pac-Man, along with ghostly rivals Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, is celebrating a quarter century on the pop culture map by offering a special edition 25th anniversary arcade machine. You can also expect to find Pac-Mania 3D, Pac-Man World 3, Pac-Pix and Pac-Man Pinball in stores.  The games are of course being released by Namco which sold nearly 300,000 units of the original arcade game between 1980-1987.

It all began in Japan, when Toru Iwatani, a young designer at Namco, caught inspiration from a pizza that was missing a slice. Puck-Man, as it was originally called, was born. Because of obvious similarities to a certain four-letter profanity, “Puck” became “Pac” when it debuted in the U.S. in 1980.

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