19 March 2015 10:35:43
Pacman in Brandshop
All of us can remember the iconic game Pac-Man, which could be played for hours. The bright yellow round head, running through the labyrinth and eating cherries, escapes from ghosts. We've decided to revive the known passion for it and launched classic Pac-Man on our website!
In 1979, in the Japanese company «Namco», which was totally unknown, the first version of Pac-Man was developed. As the legend says, the idea of creating this game came up to Toru Iwatani's mind when he saw a pizza without one piece. Originally the game received the name «Pakku-Man», which in Japanese means «to eat, to bite, to repeatedly widely open your mouth and slam it». Finally, the ideas of Iwatani developed in a labyrinth game, in which the player (Pac-Man character) has to eat all the dots in the labyrinth without colliding with the 4 ghosts.
The game design was totally unique for its time, and game-ability was so high, that Pac-Man easily surpassed its main competitor - the arcade Galaxian.
Lovely characters, wide circulation of slot machines, fascinating style and availability of Pac-Man - all of this positively influenced the development and popularity of the game worldwide. Soon images of the characters began to appear everywhere. The game found its reflection in many aspects of pop culture: references in popular movies and series, other computer games and even music.
This year Pac-Man celebrates its 35th Anniversary, during all these years the game has become truly iconic, and fans of classics still enjoy playing it!