Can you imagine we celebrated 10 years ago Pacman 30th anniversary, an now were celebrating its 40th anniversary! The classic and extremely popular Pac-Man video game came out in Japan on May 21, 1980, and by October of that year it was released in the United States. The yellow, pie-shaped Pac-Man character, who moves around a labyrinth trying to eat dots and avoid four chasing ghosts, rapidly turn out to be an icon of the 1980s. To this day, Pac-Man stays one of the most popular video games in history, and its ground-breaking design has been the focus of various books and academic articles.
The game was created by Namco in Japan, and released in the U.S. by Midway. By 1981, around 250 million games of Pac-Man were being played in the U.S. each week on 100,000 Pac-Man machines. Since then, Pac-Man has been released on nearly every video game platform. On May 21, 2010, the Google Doodle even featured a playable version to mark Pacman 30th anniversary release. On Pacman 30th anniversary its still possible until today to play Pacman online. Fans can now also paint their own Pacman Paint by Numbers Canvas, how cool is that! Just choose any picture from the pictures below, Upload it and we will do the rest.