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What was it that made you first think about creating PAC Man? Did you just randomly think about it and boom you created him or was it a work in progress and if so what steps did you have to go through in order to create him? (via Sophie Louise Cadman)
Mr. Iwatani: Back then, the popular games in the Japanese arcade game centers were mainly alien shooting games. The arcades were filled with male players. I wanted to brighten up the atmosphere by drawing in women and couples. For that to happen, there needed to be a game for that audience. When it came to women’s interests, I thought of concepts based on fashion and love stories but ultimately ended up with the idea of “eating”. While brainstorming on the idea of “eating”, I picked up a slice of pizza and saw the shape of what was to become PAC-MAN. The idea flourished into the chomping motion, enemy ghosts, and into a maze game.
Check out artist Katsuya Terada’s original illustration for PAC-MAN’s 30th anniversary. PAC-MAN shines like a full moon on the dark night sky. Read More »
Welcome to a whole new brand of March Madness!
With one question–What is the best videogame franchise of all time?–G4 has set off a chain reaction of vicious debate. Now it’s up to you, the fans, to crown a king through a series of Videogame Deathmatches.
Round one brings us a marquee match-up, as fans will need to choose which franchise is better: PAC-MAN vs. Need For Speed. Read More »
Hey Moms and Kids! Our favorite pellet-munching guy, PAC-MAN is back! Starting March 7, go to your local Wendy’s and chomp on a Wendy’s Kids’ Meal. Each meal will include one of five exclusive PAC-MAN toys:
Feb 28th 2011 is the deadline to enter the Journeys PAC-MAN Monthly Madness sweepstakes to have a shot to win a PAC-MAN’s ARCADE PARTY Arcade cabinet, a Wii, a copy of PAC-MAN Party for the Wii and a $100 Journey’s Gift Card. Go to www.journeys.com for contest details and enter for a chance to win.
*This contest is over*
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Did you know?
The original name of PAC-MAN on release was PUCK-MAN. It was later changed for U.S. translation.