Over the internet, you see that there are hundreds of games available. Some or mobile games and some or PC games. However, you can also observe at the same time that not all the launched games get famous. Developers only get the advantage if the game gets famous and it gets downloaded millions of times. Now, we talk about one of such games that is famous not only in single part of the world but in the entire world. We are talking about Pacman, and I am sure that all of you have played this game. You will be amazed to know that it is one of the games that is highly appreciated by Google. It is considered as the most successful arcade game in the history. In this game, ghost used to move in patterns the player had to find out the precise routes for Pac man to follow. If Pacman is caught by ghost then he will miss a life. In the same way, if he will miss all his lives then the game will end.
What is Pacman?
Who doesn’t know about Pacman! I am sure that all of you know about it. It is actually a maze action video game that was developed in 1980 by Namco for arcades. The original name of the game was Puck Man which was evolved from a Japanese word, Paku, that means “chomp or google something”. “Puck man” word resemble with a certain explicit four-letter English word; If the letter “P” of “Puck man” was replaced with letter “F”, it would exhibit a bad meaning. Due to this reason, arcade operators decided to change the name of “Puck man” to “Pacman”.
How many Ghosts in Pacman game?
If you have played this game then you know that there are four ghosts in total. All the four ghosts were made to be very cute, appealing and colourful and this ghost had bright, blue Eyes. The developer of Pacman thought that the colours of ghosts should be different from one another so that they can be differentiated from one another. Moreover, each ghost was given a specific name so as to get a hint to the strategy of each ghost regarding tracking down Pacman.
- Blinky- this was the shadow ghost who always chases Pacman. This ghost is also called chaser.
- Pinky – this was the speedy ghost in the game who always tried to get a head of Pacman. Pinky ghost is also named as Ambusher.
- Inky- it was the best full ghost who used a very complicated strategy to zero in on him. Inky ghost is also named as Fickle.
- Clyde- it was a pokey ghost used to alternate between chasing Pacman and running away. Clyde ghost is also called Stupid.
Besides appealing ghosts, the sounds in the game are also very attractive that induce the player to keep on playing. There are some fruit bonuses in the game as well that further enhance the attraction of the player towards the game. In the Pacman 30th anniversary, all the characters of the game including ghost so appreciated a lot.
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What is the story behind Pacman?
There is a very interesting story behind Pacman. The developer of the game reported in an interview that once, he was having a lunch in a restaurant and in his lunch, he had round pizza with one slice missing on his table. He was looking at the pizza and meanwhile, he imagined the character of Pacman. If you look at the character of Pac-Man yourself, you come to know this that it exactly matches with round pizza with one slice missing. Such an interesting story behind the character of Pacman!
Later on, it was found out that the story was half-truth. It was found that the character of Pacman was actually based on simply find the Japanese character of “Kuchi” which means mouth. Anyways, what was the story behind it, Pacman had always been famous in all times and the fame got much more after Pacman 30th anniversary.
When was Pacman 30th Anniversary?
There is a lot of discussion about the Pacman 30th anniversary. It is because of the reason that on its 30th anniversary, it got a lot of appreciation from Google and many others. Do you want to know when was the 30th anniversary of Pacman! Its 30th anniversary was in 2010 when Google celebrated its success. The game was originally launched in the year of 1980. From the 1st anniversary till the 30th anniversary, the game head remained the top trending game of its times.
Doodle of Google- A pride for Pacman
Google does not appreciate all the games that are launched. Among the games that Google appreciated, Pacman is also in the list. Just imagine, this game was launched 30 years ago and in the thirty years of three decades, the game was still famous continuously. No other competitor could beat this game.
After its popularity all over the world, Pacman became one of the famous doodle games on Google. Google actually celebrated Pacman 30th anniversary and on its anniversary, google made a doodle of Pacman. It was such a pride for this game and the developer.
On the Pacman 30th anniversary, the game got a lot of appreciation by Google. Of course, Google’s appreciation means a lot for anyone. It exhibits that Google itself appreciated the game that google made a doodle of Pacman. After Pacman 30th anniversary, the game got much more famous than before. Many other games were also launched by the competitors after getting inspiration from Pacman with the same theme and design but with different names. However, in spite of all that competition, Pacman has its own unique place and it is famous worldwide.
The developer of the game found himself very lucky to get such an appreciation from the Google. Although the graphics of the game are very simple but it was his luck that Pacman 30th anniversary transformed everything, the game and the life of the developer and made them very famous all over the world.