Yesterday, May 21, 2014, was the 34th anniversary of the Pac-Man arcade game. I was 10 years old when Pac-Man came out and I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I played that game or how many quarters I spent on it.
In the early and mid 80s I spent a lot of time in video arcades. We were amazed by how cool some of the games were back then and just had no idea how far along they would be today. Regardless of how realistic today’s video games are though, Pac-Man still holds up to the test of time for many of us.
There is also nothing like playing the original arcade games in an actual arcade or pizza joint. They make replica standing Pac-Man games now but they are not the same size and do not have the same feel as the old ones. I loved the table versions to where the monitor was set down inside the table and there was a player on each side – usually found in pizza places.
And how many of us instantly here the Pac-Man sounds when we see the images? I know I do. As I am writing this it’s going through my head over and over even.
Finally, I saw this cartoon and had to share. So funny!
Do you remember Pac-Man? Any favorite stories or memories?[signoff]
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