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TRL2009
21-05-10, 20:59
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 the 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game—and, subsequently, its derivatives—became a social phenomenon that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single.
When Pac-Man was released, the most popular arcade video games were space shooters, in particular Space Invaders and 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.[12] Pac-Man is one of the longest running video game franchises from the golden age of video arcade games, and one of only three video games that are on display at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., (along with Pong and Dragon's Lair).[13] For the 30th anniversary of its release, Google changed its homepage logo to a fully playable version of the game.
Cited: Wikipedia

Post your memories of this loved and hated classic game.:D
you can play it on google. its there new banner logo for today!!

Phys
21-05-10, 21:05
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?p=4614245

Already posted.

MattTR
21-05-10, 21:06
Oh wow, it's called Pakkuman in Japan? :eek:

Nice information, but yeah it's already posted int he Videogames section. :(

TRL2009
21-05-10, 21:07
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?p=4614245

Already posted.

OH:eek: i didn't know sorry :o

RAID
21-05-10, 21:10
I'm playing Google right now :p

MattTR
21-05-10, 21:11
^ Google is amazing like that. ;)

RAID
21-05-10, 21:12
Indeed. They should keep it :D

MattTR
21-05-10, 21:15
I beat it.. but nothing happened, it just restarted. :(

tonyme
21-05-10, 21:30
Awesome game that will live on for generations to come!:tmb:

Punaxe
21-05-10, 22:00
Oh wow, it's called Pakkuman in Japan? :eek:

Nice information, but yeah it's already posted int he Videogames section. :(

Yes, and the original American version would have been called PUCK-MAN, but this was scrapped because it would have been too easy to turn the P into an F.

Legend of Lara
21-05-10, 22:01
Oh wow, it's called Pakkuman in Japan? :eek:


Nay. It's just pronounced like that.

Johnnay
21-05-10, 22:02
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?p=4614245

peeves
21-05-10, 22:03
I used to play pacman when i was a little kid. I always wondered what were each and every different food/beverage for each level. I got frustrated at it too and i stopped liking it as i got older.

DgoOdz94
21-05-10, 22:07
I saw this at Google. I kept playing the Google Pac-Man title in school! Congrats, Pac-Man!!!!:D

almayah
21-05-10, 22:21
Already posted :rolleyes:
Great game :tmb:

laralover_07
21-05-10, 22:36
(How many people need to say it's already been posted? Geez.)

I spent a good twenty minutes playing it on Google this afternoon, I spend my time so well.

Congrats to Pac-Man! How long until Ms. Pac-Man's 30th?

Tommy123
22-05-10, 00:23
Saw it on google title...

MattTR
22-05-10, 00:50
Yes, and the original American version would have been called PUCK-MAN, but this was scrapped because it would have been too easy to turn the P into an F.

Wow.. :vlol:

I didn't know that either, thanks for the interesting tidbit. :tmb:

Nay. It's just pronounced like that.

Aye, I forgot about how the Japanese language works, silly me. :p