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In 1979, Namco released Pac-Man,
the most popular arcade game of all time. Over 300,000 units were sold
worldwide. More than 100,000 units are sold in the United States alone. Originally
named Puck Man, the game was retitled after executives saw the potential for
vandals to scratch out part of the letter P on the game's marquee, which might
discourage parents from letting their children play. Pac-Man became the first
video game to be popular with both males and females.
"Computer games don't affect kids,
I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all run around in a darkened room
munching pills and listening to repetitive music." - Kristian Wilson, Nintendo,
track _Just A Game_ MP3
by Droidlock & Paps on Creamcrop
After Flynn escapes from
the light cycles arena, it is possible to hear a _Pac-Man_ video game and
see a graphic on the map he is watching.
- novelty track _Pac-Man Fever_ MP3 (160k)
by Buckner & Garcia off of _Pac-Man Fever_ (1982)
- Pac-Man cartoon
- sequels: Ms. Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man
- one of the key strategies in this series is that the
ghosts do not follow you into the tunnel.
instead, they have to go after you way across the maze
on the other side instead of following you in. so the a good way to
shake off the ghosts is to rapidly switch sides using the tunnels...
- at age nine, Christian Bale (_Empire Of The Sun_)
appeared in a British commercial for Pac-Man cereal.
- created by Namco designer Tohru Iwatani who was inspired
by a piece of pizza with a slice missing.
- His name comes from 'Puc-Man,' the Japanese sound
- It's the best-selling coin-operated game in history.
In its debut year alone, over 100,000 Pac-Man machines were made and sold
around the world.
- Namco estimates that the original Pac-Man arcade title
has been played more than ten billion times in its 20-year-plus history. Namco's
total Pac-Man revenues have reached $100 million (that's 400 million quarters).
release _Scientist Encounters
Pac-Man At Channel One_ by Mad Professor
and bass track _Pacman_ (192k)
by Ed Rush
& Optical off of _The Creeps_ 12"x5 on Virus #003
- track _Pac-Man Is Dying_ MP3 (24k)
by The Champs
- downtempo techno track _Pac Man Ater Stor Kaka_ MP3
by TSR off of _Arnolds Wet Dreams_
12" on Input-Output,
Inc. #004 (2001)
techno track _Macman_
by Marcin Czubala off of _Video Game_ 12" on Input-Output, Inc. #003
- turntablism track _Fuckypacman_ MP3
- samples from the game, as well as Herve Villachaez
from _Fantasy Island_
track _Idiot_ MP3
by Hux Flux
off of _A Progress In Trance_
- 604 track _Calculus_ MP3
by Hux Flux off of _Cryptic Crunch_ 12"x2
by Hux Flux on Koyote (1999)
- samples sound of Pac-Man deflating