- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- Oct 1988
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 14th May 2007, 500 points
- 13th Apr 2007, 500 points
- 17th Apr 2007, 500 points
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 21st Nov 2012, ¥500
- 29th Nov 2012, $4.99
- 28th Feb 2013, £4.49
Wii U (Wii U eShop)
- 2nd May 2013, £3.49
- 2nd May 2013, $4.99
- 15th May 2013, ¥500
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
Pac is back!
When Pac-Man hit arcades in 1981, it was a phenomenal success. Spawning clothing, cereals and even a hit song, the game took the world by storm. It saw a rash of home console and personal computer releases during the 80s — some better than others — but it wasn't until the NES release in 1985 that the game finally saw a replica close...
Ghost gobblin' on the go
If you were to ask one hundred people to make a list of the most classic video games of all time, you shouldn't be surprised to find Pac-Man on every one of those lists. It's an unrivaled masterpiece of gaming simplicity, an experience that involves nothing more than moving endlessly around a single maze, yet which somehow...
He may be as old as the hills but Pac-Man still manages to entertain after all these years. We've been relying on one of those Namco 'plug in' TV games for my pill-popping fix, but thanks to the Virtual Console that battery-hungry gadget can be retired. For those not acquainted with the premise of the game — what cave have you been...
Lots of Famicom Disk System love
When it comes to Nintendo shareholder Q&As you generally get a mixture of very dry queries about sales performance or exchange rates, the rare juicy question and an occasional left field, bat crap question which has you wondering how these people got in the building in the first place. The latest shareholder...
Not really, but it's still pretty neat
This year is the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man. He's already got his own special music video to celebrate the occasion and now to kick-off the year-long event, he's teamed up with Tamagotchi to bring "Tama-Lovers" a whole new virtual pet experience. In addition to a Tamagotchi pet, this one also stars Pac-Man...
Starting off with a theme song
Believe it or not, next year will see the 40th anniversary of gaming classic Pac-Man, and Bandai Namco is planning a year-long series of celebrations in honour of the ravenous yellow blob. Pac-Man first appeared on the scene on 22nd May 1980, rising to fame as an arcade star before shifting to games consoles, mobile...
Bait and switch
With Christmas on the way, lots of folks will be tempted to pick up something like the AtGames' Bandai Namco Flashback Blast for their loved ones who enjoy retro gaming. At only $20 with classic Namco arcade titles packed on to a retro style 6 button joypad with an HDMI dongle, this seems like a bargain too good to be true. For the...
Games and movies accessory maker Numskull Designs has partnered with Bandai Namco to release the first in a series of 'Quarter Arcades' exclusives - the Pac-Man Replica Cabinet. This officially-licensed, fully-playable, 1/4 scale replica stays true to the original arcade cabinet design, with everything from its artwork, button and...
Everyone's favourite pill-popper is all grown up
Mario and Sonic may be two of gaming's most recognisable faces but even they are young pups when compared to the true elder statesman of interactive entertainment: Pac-Man. 35 years ago, Namco released Toru Iwatani's seminal title in Japanese arcades and began a gaming legend which endures even to...
Newly name-swapped Bandai Namco announced Pac-Man Museum last summer as an eShop title for the 3DS and Wii U, but it seems the production ghosts have cornered its hopes of release. Nintendo Everything reports that while Pac-Man Museum will still be released on PC, Xbox 360 and the PS3, the
Downloadable title coming this Winter
Those who can’t get enough power pellets in their gaming diets may want to keep an eye toward the end of the year. Namco Bandai Games Europe has announced that Pac-Man Museum, a collection of the iconic yellow puck’s games from the original 1980s classic to more recent titles including Pac-Man Championship...
Retro goodies, discounts galore, rabbits, tanks and much more
It's that time again, North America, for more Nintendo Download goodies to grace your systems, with all but the Wii being treated to something new this week. There's a lot to get through, so let's not waste too much effort on this pre-amble. Wii U eShop: Kung Fu Rabbit (Neko...
Virtual Console goodies, discounts, a game developer's dream and more
So we're back to normal with our Monday morning Nintendo Download fix here in Europe. We're treated to a host of classics in the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles this week, along with a small batch of new portable offerings and some discounted pinball on both platforms. Let's get to...
Move Pac-Man through the maze, avoiding ghosts and eating all the Pac-Dots. Beware though, each of the ghosts behaves differently!
When Pac-Man chomps a Power Pellet, he becomes invincible, and is able to eat the blue ghosts. The more ghosts Pac-Man eats in a row, the higher the score. Don’t forget to eat the bonus fruit, too!
Released in 1980, Pac-Man is the most well-known video game in the world. In 2005, “Pac-Man” was acknowledged as the “Most Successful Coin-Operated Game in History”. Enjoy this masterpiece of gaming history today!