Saturday, September 02, 2006

pac man

Pac Man is the classic computer game. For many of us, Pac Man was the first computer game we played... but I didn't know that there were this many variants:
TeckRepublic says this:
The page is actually in German, but it has a thumbnail and author credit for each variant on the arcade classic. I had no idea Morgan Spurlock created a food hoarding Pac-Man variant (in Flash) for his Super Size Me Web site. Apparently, there are a lot of product tie-ins, as M&Ms and Mentos both have Pac-Men of their own (the latter involving German instructions and sheep). Enjoy!
Here's the site: 177 pac mans

The article on wikipedia says this:
Pac-Man (or Puck-Man) is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution by Midway, first released in Japan in 1979. Immensely popular from its first release through today, Pac-Man is universally considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game became a social phenomenon that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired an animated television series and a Top 40 pop single [in 1982, re-released by that purveyor of quality merchandise K-Tel in 2002 - i didn't realize until I checked out K-Tel that it was founed by a Canadian, in Winnipeg]

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