Pac-Man is a classic arcade game in the history of video games, designed by Toru Iwatani of Namco and released by Midway Games in 1980. Pac-Man is considered to be one of the most classic arcade games in the 1980s. The image of the protagonist of the game is even used as a symbol of popular culture or a representative image of this industry. Its developer Namco also uses this image as its mascot and company logo, and it has been used today.
The background of the game is mainly black. In the picture, the six letters of "Google" form a corridor-like maze, and four ghost symbols with colors of red, yellow, blue, and green shuttle through the maze, seeming to be looking for a half-open and half-closed yellow circle symbol. When the reporter pressed the azimuth key on the keyboard, he found that the yellow circle symbol could walk and swallow the small soybeans on the path of the maze, but he would be eaten when he encountered the ghost face symbol.
On May 22, 1980, Japan’s Namco Co., Ltd. (NAMCO) released "Pac-Man" on the arcade platform for the first time. Soon after, Midway of the United States obtained the agency rights in North America. At that time, most of the games on the market were shooting games such as "Space Invaders". "Pac-Man" was like a refreshing and comfortable breeze, and soon won the love of players at all levels, including women and children. Since then, "Pac-Man" has been released, and sales have hit new highs repeatedly, and peripheral products have emerged in endlessly.
The shape of Pac-Man evolved from a slice of pizza, but the producer Toru Iwatani said in an interview in 1986 that the word "kou" in Japanese was also his source of inspiration-this is another way of exporting native culture through games. A typical exception to this, although the Japanese writing system comes from Chinese.
The earliest stage name of Pac-Man is Pakkuman, which is derived from the pronunciation of "パクパク食べる", paku-paku taberu. Paku-paku means the movement and sound of the mouth opening and closing. In order to cater to the tastes of young people, Pakkuman was renamed Puckman. But Puck is only one word from a certain indecent vocabulary, so if you change it again, you will have a Pac-Man that has been known forever.
"Pac-Man" is easy to learn but difficult to master: control Pac-Man to eat all the beans in the maze, while avoiding the little ghosts as much as possible. Once Pac-Man eats the energy pill, it can in turn bully the little ghost within a certain period of time. It is particularly worth mentioning that the left and right exits of the maze are interlinked, and flexible application often brings miraculous effects.