Pac-Man is a classic arcade game that was first released in 1980. It quickly became one of the most popular video games of all time and continues to be a cultural icon today. Pac-Man's protagonist must navigate a maze while eating dots and avoiding ghosts.
Japanese video game designer Toru Iwatani created Pac-Man.
The game's name is derived from the Japanese word "paku," which means "to eat," and "man," which is short for "Pac-Man."
Pac-Man was one of the first video games to feature a character that players could control on the screen.
The game's four ghost characters, Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, have become iconic figures in video game history.
In addition to eating dots, Pac-Man can eat power pellets to turn the tables on the ghosts and eat them for bonus points.
The game's soundtrack, which includes the famous "Pac-Man Theme," has been remixed and covered countless times.
Pac-Man was the best-selling arcade game of the 1980s and remained one of the highest-grossing video games of all time.
The game has been ported to countless platforms and has spawned numerous sequels and spin-off games.
The yellow, circular shape of Pac-Man has become one of the most recognizable video game characters in history.
In 2010, the game was added to the World Video Game Hall of Fame for its cultural impact and influence on the industry.