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Game name Pac-Man
First released on
Thursday 22nd of May 1980
1980-05-22
Genres Arcade, Puzzle, Strategy
Age ratings ESRB E · PEGI Three
Game modes Single player
Publisher(s) Atari, Inc., Atarisoft, Dempa Shimbunsha, Micomsoft, SNK, Wiz, Namco Limited
Developer(s) Namco Limited
Platform(s) NEC PC-6000 Series, Arcade, FM-7, ti-99, Fairchild Channel F, x1, Apple][, vic-20, intellivision, Atari5200, Atari8bit, Atari2600, Mobile, MSX, DOS, C64, ZXS, PC-8801, NES, Game Boy, Game Gear, PC-98, Neo Geo Pocket Color, PC, VC, Wii, Win Phone, 3DS, WiiU, psn, xla
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Pac-Man Summary

Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. it is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. The player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating pac-dots (also called pellets or just dots). When all pac-dots are eaten, Pac-Man is taken to the next stage. Four enemies (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. If an enemy touches Pac-Man, a life is lost and the Pac-Man itself withers and dies. When all lives have been lost, the game ends. Near the corners of the maze are four larger, flashing dots known as power pellets that provide Pac-Man with the temporary ability to eat the enemies. The enemies turn deep blue, reverse direction and usually move more slowly. When an enemy is eaten, its eyes remain and return to the center box where it is regenerated in its normal color. Blue enemies flash white to signal that they are about to become dangerous again and the length of time for which the enemies remain vulnerable varies from one stage to the next, generally becoming shorter as the game progresses.

Pac-Man releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Thursday 22nd of May 1980 Arcade
Flag Japan Thursday 1st of December 1983 PC-8801
Flag Japan Friday 2nd of November 1984 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Japan Friday 16th of November 1990 Game Boy
Flag Japan Tuesday 29th of January 1991 Sega Game Gear
Flag Japan Friday 13th of November 1992 PC-98
Flag Japan Thursday 26th of August 1999 Neo Geo Pocket Color
Flag North America Friday 9th of April 2004 PC (Microsoft Windows)
Flag Europe Friday 13th of April 2007 Virtual Console (Nintendo)
Flag Europe Friday 13th of April 2007 Wii
Flag Japan Tuesday 17th of April 2007 Wii
Flag North America Monday 14th of May 2007 Wii
Flag North America Tuesday 4th of January 2011 Windows Phone
Flag Japan Thursday 7th of July 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Flag Europe Thursday 4th of August 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Flag North America Thursday 1st of September 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Flag Europe Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Wii U
Flag North America Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Wii U
Flag Japan Wednesday 15th of May 2013 Wii U
Flag North America Tuesday 25th of February 2014 PlayStation Network
Flag North America Wednesday 26th of February 2014 Xbox Live Arcade

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