Can you play Pacman on our arcade machines? Yes, this 1993 Japanese arcade classic is playable on both Gameboards on our upright arcade machines.

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Pac-man originally called Puck Man in Japan is a 1980 maze action video game that was developed and released by Namco for arcades.

As early as 1979 when game development began, it was directed by Toru Iwatani with a 9-man team. Iwantani wanted to create a game that would appeal to all genders because. most themes of video games in this era were centred around themes of war or sports.

The player controls Pac-Man who must eat all the dots inside the enclosed maze whilst avoiding 4 coloured ghosts. Eating the large flashing dot called "Power Pellets" would temporarily turn the ghosts blue which would allow Pac-Man to eat them for bonus points!

So what's the truth behind Pac-Man's shape? Although the inspiration for the character was an image of a pizza with a splice removed, Iwantani has said he also rounded out the Japanese character for the mouth. The game characters were made to look cute and colourful to appeal to younger players. The original Puck Man Japanese title was derived from the titular character's hockey puck shape. The title was changed for the North American release to mitigate vandalism.

Pac-Man, is a huge iconic, widespread critical and commercial success that leads to several more sequels, merch and two TV series as well as a hit single by Buckner & Garcia. Pac-Man is now the mascot and icon of Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game remains one of the highest-grossing bestsellers generating more than $14 billion in revenue as of 2016, 43 million units in sales and an enduring commercial and cultural legacy, being listed as one of the greatest video games of all time.