History VideoGame / PacMan

18th Apr '17 1:19:25 PM DracoKanji
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* {{Freemium}}: ''256'' follows the ''VideoGame/CrossyRoad'' model, allowing you to purchase additional Themes for $0.99 apiece if you don't want to save the coins to buy them. Unlike the former game, Themes costs 2046 coins, making them significantly more time-consuming to grind coins for. Watching the ads and completing missions helps in this regard.

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* {{Freemium}}: ''256'' follows the ''VideoGame/CrossyRoad'' model, allowing you to purchase additional Themes for $0.99 apiece if you don't want to save the coins to buy them. Unlike the former game, Themes costs 2046 2048 coins, making them significantly more time-consuming to grind coins for. Watching the ads and completing missions helps in this regard.
6th Apr '17 2:28:09 PM Gosicrystal
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For the series' [[MilestoneCelebration 30th anniversary]], Google made a new version of the game using a custom map with their name on it. No, really, the map ''is'' their name. It's [[http://www.google.com/pacman awesome to play]], by the way (and the mechanics are ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome scarily]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome accurate to the arcade game]], [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything right down to the freaking]] KillScreen). At the end of March 2015, the game became playable on Google Maps, so players could chomp pellets from all over the world.

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For the series' [[MilestoneCelebration 30th anniversary]], Google made a new version of the game using a custom map with their name on it. No, really, the map ''is'' their name. It's [[http://www.google.com/pacman awesome to play]], by the way (and the mechanics are ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome scarily]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome accurate to the arcade game]], [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything right down to the freaking]] freaking KillScreen). At the end of March 2015, the game became playable on Google Maps, so players could chomp pellets from all over the world.
27th Feb '17 11:00:15 AM DragonRanger
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* The antagonist in ''Film/{{Kamen Rider 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 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.)

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* The antagonist in ''Film/{{Kamen Rider 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 Pac-Man to appear in ''Franchise/KamenRider'', ItMakesSenseInContext: [[Series/KamenRiderExAid one of the two starring Kamen Riders]] Riders, Series/KamenRiderExAid is video game-themed (and in fact deals with gaming viruses all the time) and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost the other]] is ghost-themed.Series/KamenRiderGhost is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, ghost-themed]]. (And Namco Bandai [[MerchandiseDriven has some control over the show as the toy manufacturer]], so there's that.))
** In a series of web videos set after the movie, Dr. Pac-Man returns as an ally to Ex-Aid and gives him a ''Pac-Man''-themed powerup.
27th Feb '17 7:29:08 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: What happens to the ghosts when Pac-Man eats a power pill.

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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: What happens to the ghosts when Pac-Man eats a power pill. (Mr. Burns even quotes the Trope by name while playing ''Ms. Pac Man'' in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.)
16th Feb '17 10:30:39 PM bt8257
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A well-known game developed by Namco (now Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment) 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 [[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.

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A well-known game developed by Namco (now Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment) 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]] UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} port helped turn [[PacManFever Pac-Man Fever]] into [[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.
16th Feb '17 10:27:01 PM Ominae
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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 [[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.

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A well-known game developed by Namco (now Creator/NamcoBandai) Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment) 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 [[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.



* '''Ms. Pac-Man''' 1981 (Made by Creator/BallyMidway without Creator/{{Namco}}'s authorization, as well as:)

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* '''Ms. Pac-Man''' 1981 (Made by Creator/BallyMidway without Creator/{{Namco}}'s [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]]'s authorization, as well as:)
4th Feb '17 1:58:52 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* GameplayGrading:
** In ''Championship Edition DX'', many stages give you ranks based on your leaderboard percentiles.
** ''Championship Edition 2'' eschews percentile-based grading in favor of fixed point-based thresholds.
25th Jan '17 9:03:53 AM pinballwiz45b
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* OneMillionBC: The Prehistoric Age, set in ''Adventures in Time'' as one of the time zones Pac-Man has to travel through.


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* AncientEgypt: One of the time zones in ''Adventures in Time''.


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* TheFuture: Set in ''Adventures in Time'', the last stage of Quest Mode.


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* IndyEscape: In ''Adventures in Time'', Pac-Man ends up escaping a whole bunch. One instance is from [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk a giant boulder]].


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* TheMiddleAges: One of the time zones in ''Advetures in Time''. Expect it to be [[IncrediblyLamePun somewhere in the middle of the game.]]


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** ''Adventures in Time'', eventually into some of the later mazes and difficulty levels. The ghosts might end up just as fast as Pac-Man on some levels, and the jump meter refills more slowly on harder settings.


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* TheWildWest: One of the time zones in ''Adventures in Time''.
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.)
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