Pac-Man turns 40 years old!
Pac-Man is 40 years old! The maze video game debuted in a Tokyo arcade on May 22, 1980.
It was originally called “Puck-Man.”
But the game’s American distributor feared kids would change the “p” to an “f” on the marquee.
So they changed it and Pac-Man was born.
It innovated gameplay with a defined main character and the first “power up.”
While Pac-Man is simple, it’s also deceptively difficult.
To this day, only a handful of people have completed a perfect game, finishing with no lives lost and the maximum number of points from each level.