pacman 30th anniversary


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It’s been 30 years since Pac-Man first hit arcades, and the little yellow dot-muncher has been a gaming icon. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of some of the most interesting facts, figures, and trivia about Pac-Man and his many adventures.

1. Pac-Man was originally going to be called Puck-Man

2. The highest score ever achieved in Pac-Man is 3,333,360

3. Ms. Pac-Man was not originally intended to be a sequel

4. There are only 255 possible screens in Pac-Man

5. Blinky, the red ghost, is known as Shadow in Japan

6. Pinky, the pink ghost, is known as Speedy in Japan

7. Inky, the blue ghost, is known as Bashful in Japan

8. Clyde, the orange ghost, is known as Pokey in Japan

9. The Japanese name for Pac-Man is Pakkuman

10. The original arcade version of Pac-Man was released in 1980

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