Pacman 30th Anniversary

Pacman 30th Anniversary: Know About

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In 1980, a little green creature named pacman first made its appearance in japan. since then, this little yellow circle with a big mouth has become one of the most popular video game characters of all time. To celebrate pacman’s 30th anniversary, we’ve put together a list of fun facts about this beloved gaming icon.

Did you know that pacman was originally going to be called “puck man”? Fortunately, the name was changed before the game was released in the united states, as “puck man” could easily be transformed into an expletive by altering the lettering on the arcade cabinet.

  • Did you know that pacman was originally going to be called “puck man”? Fortunately, the name was changed before the game was released in the united states, as “puck man” could easily be transformed into an expletive by altering the lettering on the arcade cabinet.
  • Pac-man is one of only three video games to have been featured in an episode of the simpsons. The other two games are pong and mortal kombat ii.
  • The world record for the highest score in pacman is held by david race, with a whopping score of 6,131,940 points!

 

  • An estimated quarter of all video games ever made are variants of pacman.

 

  • The first pac-man champion was billy mitchell, who achieved a perfect score on the game in 1999.

 

  • There is even a pac-man themed cafe in tokyo, japan where you can enjoy pac-man themed food and drinks while playing the classic game on vintage arcade cabinets.

 

  • The original name for ms. Pac-man, the popular pac-man sequel, was “miss pac-man”. However, the name was changed to avoid any potential copyright issues with the original pac-man name.

 

  • According to guinness world records, the highest score ever achieved on ms. Pac-man is 3,333,360 points, which was set by rob mott in 2002.

 

  • The longest lasting pac-man game marathon lasted 55 hours and was played by 122 people in new york city in 2010.

We hope you enjoyed these fun facts about pac-man! be sure to celebrate this gaming icon by playing some pac-man games on your favorite platform today.

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