Mon. Feb 6th, 2023


Conceptualized and developed by Toru Iwatani, the origin of Pacman dates back to the popular Japanese company Namco. The ‘hero’ of this game was initially named as ‘Puckman, ‘ but was changed to ‘Pac-man’ before the launch of the game in United states. The game introduced a little yellow ‘snapping mouth’ hero with four ghosts, Inky, Pinky, pacman 30th anniversary  Blinky, and Clyde, who could kill the hero. Initially, the original movements of these ghosts could be easily predicted and memorized, making the game all the more easier. As such, later versions were introduced that attributed random movements to the ghosts, each exuding unique personalities that were difficult to predict. Over the years, number of this game versions are launched, which have become the most widely played games online and in gaming consoles.

The strategy to play this game is more or less known to every game addict. However, for all those who are new to this Pacman game, the idea of playing this game is to use the ‘arrow’ keys of the computer keyword to move the hero along the maze to eat through all the white dots. However, the game turns up more interesting and complicated when the little yellow hero has to avoid the four itsy-bitsy ghosts, and make his way through the white dots. For this, there are power pills that can make the hero eat up the ghosts conveniently, while adding in extra points as well. On eating these power pills, the ghosts change their colors to deep blue, and also change their direction, moving very slowly. The game ends if you lose all the lives. There are 256 levels in this game, with an opportunity to score the maximum points, but the path is not so easy.

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