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Welcome to the Official PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary Destination!

  • Fan Q&A with Mr. Iwantani – Your Top 10 Questions Answered!


    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.

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  • PAC-MAN Wallpaper by Katsuya Terada

    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 »

  • G4 Presents Videogame Deathmatch: PAC-MAN vs.
    Need for Speed

    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 »
  • The Chase is on with PAC-MAN in the new
    Wendy’s Kid’s Meal!

    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:

    PACMAN Wendys Toys

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    PAC-MAN Party
    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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Interesting Facts

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The original name of PAC-MAN on release was PUCK-MAN. It was later changed for U.S. translation.