History VideoGame / PacMan

25th Dec '16 8:07:20 AM Drope
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* ConfusionFu: Inky's behavior is somewhat unpredictable. It's based on the relative positions of both Pac-Man and Blinky, and there's a bug involved as well (normally "ahead of Pac-Man" means two tiles ahead in the direction he's moving, but when Pac-Man is moving up, the game thinks that ahead is two tiles up ''and'' two tiles left).

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* ConfusionFu: Inky's behavior is somewhat unpredictable. It's based on the relative positions of both Pac-Man and Blinky, and there's a bug involved as well (normally "ahead of Pac-Man" means two tiles ahead in the direction he's moving, but when Pac-Man is moving up, the game thinks that ahead is two tiles up ''and'' two tiles left).left
* CowardlyMooks: The ghosts once Pac-Man eats a power pellet.
16th Dec '16 5:35:01 PM DragonRanger
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* Pac-Man appears as the antagonist in ''Film/{{Kamen Rider Generations|DrPacmanVsExAidAndGhostWithLegendaryRiders}}''. While it seems odd for him to appear in ''Franchise/KamenRider'', ItMakesSenseInContext: [[Series/KamenRiderExAid one of the two starring Kamen Riders]] is video game-themed and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost the other]] is ghost-themed. (And Namco Bandai [[MerchandiseDriven has some control over the show as the toy manufacturer]], so there's that.)

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* Pac-Man appears as the The antagonist in ''Film/{{Kamen Rider Generations|DrPacmanVsExAidAndGhostWithLegendaryRiders}}''. Generations|DrPacmanVsExAidAndGhostWithLegendaryRiders}}'' is "[[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor]] Pac-Man", who wears a warped-looking Pac-Man mask and spreads a computer virus based on the game that manifests in the real world as a swarm of Pac-Men. While it seems odd for him Pac-Man to appear in ''Franchise/KamenRider'', ItMakesSenseInContext: [[Series/KamenRiderExAid one of the two starring Kamen Riders]] is video game-themed (and in fact deals with gaming viruses all the time) and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost the other]] is ghost-themed. (And Namco Bandai [[MerchandiseDriven has some control over the show as the toy manufacturer]], so there's that.)
29th Oct '16 11:36:06 AM nombretomado
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A well-known game developed by Namco (now Creator/NamcoBandai) from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames, and one of the most popular games ever, ''Pac-Man'' was the first really successful MazeGame, and one of the first games to be popular with both sexes. It sparked a pop-culture phenomenon, and helped drive the early-1980s video game craze. Ironically, its [[PortingDisaster poorly implemented]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} Atari 2600]] port helped turn [[PacManFever Pac-Man Fever]] into [[TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 Pac-Man Cancer]]. It also was the first video game to get an AnimatedAdaptation, with a reluctant Marty Ingels in the lead role.

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A well-known game developed by Namco (now Creator/NamcoBandai) from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames, and one of the most popular games ever, ''Pac-Man'' was the first really successful MazeGame, and one of the first games to be popular with both sexes. It sparked a pop-culture phenomenon, and helped drive the early-1980s video game craze. Ironically, its [[PortingDisaster poorly implemented]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} Atari 2600]] port helped turn [[PacManFever Pac-Man Fever]] into [[TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 Pac-Man Cancer]]. It also was the first video game to get an AnimatedAdaptation, with a reluctant Marty Ingels in the lead role.
28th Oct '16 2:05:58 PM nombretomado
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A well-known game developed by Namco (now Creator/NamcoBandai) from TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames, and one of the most popular games ever, ''Pac-Man'' was the first really successful MazeGame, and one of the first games to be popular with both sexes. It sparked a pop-culture phenomenon, and helped drive the early-1980s video game craze. Ironically, its [[PortingDisaster poorly implemented]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} Atari 2600]] port helped turn [[PacManFever Pac-Man Fever]] into [[TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 Pac-Man Cancer]]. It also was the first video game to get an AnimatedAdaptation, with a reluctant Marty Ingels in the lead role.

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A well-known game developed by Namco (now Creator/NamcoBandai) from TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames, and one of the most popular games ever, ''Pac-Man'' was the first really successful MazeGame, and one of the first games to be popular with both sexes. It sparked a pop-culture phenomenon, and helped drive the early-1980s video game craze. Ironically, its [[PortingDisaster poorly implemented]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} Atari 2600]] port helped turn [[PacManFever Pac-Man Fever]] into [[TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 Pac-Man Cancer]]. It also was the first video game to get an AnimatedAdaptation, with a reluctant Marty Ingels in the lead role.
19th Oct '16 3:34:07 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* SequelDifficultySpike: After the comparatively ''Championship Edition DX'', ''Championship Edition 2'' brings the difficulty back up. The slowdown mechanic has been removed, bombs no longer force ghosts back into their spawn box (instead, they just bring Pac-Man back to his spawn point), ghost trains will continue to move at their usual speed while a power pill is in effect, and eating a ghost train requires eating its leader first or else Pac-Man will just bounce off. On top of that, the whole game, especially on Extreme difficulty, is a lot faster than even ''DX'' at speed 50.
19th Oct '16 3:30:41 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* HairTriggerTemper: In ''Championship Edition 2'', ghosts can be safely bumped into at first, but hit a train too many times in a short period of time and its leader will get angry, gaining the power to actually kill Pac-Man. On Extreme difficulty, however, hitting a train angers its leader ''immediately''.
9th Oct '16 10:45:15 PM DragonRanger
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* '''Videogame/PacManMonsters''' 2014 (iOS, Android)



* '''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''' 2012 ([=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, [=PlayStation=] Vita [[note]]Pac-Man himself is only available on the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita versions.[[/note]])

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* '''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''' 2012 ([=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, 3 and [=PlayStation=] Vita [[note]]Pac-Man himself is only available on the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita versions.[[/note]])versions only)



* '''Videogame/PacmanMonsters''' (IOS)



* Also appears (especially Clyde, and Pac-Man in one scene) as a cameo in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
* A giant, blocky version of Pac-Man appears as one of the aliens' main weapons in ''Film/{{Pixels}}''.
* Pac-Man appears as the antagonist in ''Film/{{Kamen Rider Generations|DrPacmanVsExAidAndGhostWithLegendaryRiders}}''. ItMakesSenseInContext, as [[Series/KamenRiderExAid one of the two starring Kamen Riders]] is video game-themed and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost the other]] is ghost-themed.

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* Also appears (especially Clyde, In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', Clyde hosts the villain support group in the ''Pac-Man'' arcade machine, and Pac-Man is a guest at Felix's anniversary party.
* When aliens attack with retro game characters
in one scene) as a cameo in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
* A giant, blocky version of
''Film/{{Pixels}}'', Pac-Man is one of their main weapons. The heroes use Mini Coopers to take the role of the ghosts, and Pac-Man's creator Toru Iwatani also appears as one of (played by Denis Akiyama, but the aliens' main weapons in ''Film/{{Pixels}}''.
real Iwatani does make his own CreatorCameo).
* Pac-Man appears as the antagonist in ''Film/{{Kamen Rider Generations|DrPacmanVsExAidAndGhostWithLegendaryRiders}}''. ItMakesSenseInContext, as While it seems odd for him to appear in ''Franchise/KamenRider'', ItMakesSenseInContext: [[Series/KamenRiderExAid one of the two starring Kamen Riders]] is video game-themed and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost the other]] is ghost-themed.ghost-themed. (And Namco Bandai [[MerchandiseDriven has some control over the show as the toy manufacturer]], so there's that.)
9th Oct '16 8:09:13 AM DragonRanger
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Pac-Man received a second AnimatedAdaptation called ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures''. It began airing in June 2013 on Creator/DisneyXD.

On June 10, 2014, Pac-Man was confirmed to be a playable character for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U/[=3DS=]''.



See also PacManFever. For the trilogy of platform games based on Pac-Man, see ''VideoGame/PacManWorld''.

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See also PacManFever. For the trilogy of platform games based on Pac-Man, see ''VideoGame/PacManWorld''.



* ''Videogame/PacmanMonsters'' (IOS)

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* ''Videogame/PacmanMonsters'' '''Videogame/PacmanMonsters''' (IOS)


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** An Toys/{{amiibo}} figure was also released based on his ''Smash Bros.'' appearance, and other games have ''Pac-Man'' content unlocked by that figure.


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* Pac-Man appears as the antagonist in ''Film/{{Kamen Rider Generations|DrPacmanVsExAidAndGhostWithLegendaryRiders}}''. ItMakesSenseInContext, as [[Series/KamenRiderExAid one of the two starring Kamen Riders]] is video game-themed and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost the other]] is ghost-themed.
1st Oct '16 2:42:39 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ForcedTutorial: ''Championship Edition 2'' requires you to play the first half of the tutorial before you can play any other modes.
17th Sep '16 6:53:28 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* SmartBomb: You can use these in ''Championship Edition DX'' at the cost of an opportunity to score higher.

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* SmartBomb: You can use these in ''Championship Edition DX'' at the cost of an opportunity to score higher.higher, forcing all of the ghosts back into the spawn box. In ''Championship Edition 2'', bombs simply jump Pac-Man back to the RespawnPoint.
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