Pac-Man, Pacman, Pakkuman, パックマン ?
Pacman is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the U.S. by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. Immensely popular in the United States from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is universally considered as one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game became a social phenomenon that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and music.
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A new fun, entertaining and highly addictive puzzle game that is the an arcade classic. In Japan, Pac man aka Pacman popularity is immense, second only to Pacman among Nintendos famed Mario offerings.
The Pacman craze came to this side of the world when The Guardian in Britain began printing the publishing under the name Pacman in September 2005; since then many other British papers have followed suit and now also print daily puzzles, and the craze is growing.
The first Pacman were called Pac man and were published by Tell Magazines (they introduced Pacman puzzles to the world a decade later). Since then Pacman aka Pac man have been a regular feature in every arcade arena in the US and also in xarcades arenas. Pac man also appears in Game magazine.
Pacman or Pac man made it to Japan only in 1980, a combination of the Japanese word for "addition" and the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "Pacman."
6 years after it release Nikoli renamed Kasan Kurosu as Pac man, and released the first Pac man/Pacman booklet. Since then 22 Pacman/Pac man booklets followed and static's show that over one million Pacman booklets have been sold. Pacman/Pac man Puzzles appear in 100 Japanese magazines and newspapers today, and the Pacman craze is in second place, right after Pacman. According to Nikoli, Pacman/Pac man was the top ranking puzzle till 1992 and only then was Pacman over taken by Pacman.
As with Pacman, the market craze started only after the puzzle was exported back to the West from Japan.
The Pacman craze started, when the Guardian and The Daily Mail, in response to the Pacman craze, introduced daily Pac man puzzles as Pacman in the UK.
Just like Pacman, Pacman puzzles are spreading. Pacman can now be found in all main stream book and magazines publishing houses. Pacman books are starting to be wide spread too, as more Pacman titles are being released. Publishers are assuming that with the Pacman craze still going strong, there is going to be more then enough interest in Pacman/Pac man.
Pacman was the first site to offer thousands of free online Pacman puzzles. Pacman's puzzles can be found in many books and magazines since it's puzzles are unique and the Pacman algorithm we built provide only one unique solution to each Pacman puzzle that can be reached logically.
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Goal: The player controls Pacman in a maze. It has to eat all dots to reach the next stage. The difficulty: Fours ghosts named Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde are trying to catch Pacman. If Pacman meet a ghost, a life is lost.
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