First released in Japan on May 22, 1980, the video game is said to have seen its wild success thanks to it succeeding in creating a new genre that appealed to both genders. By the late 1990s, PAC-MAN had grown to become one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, having generated more than $2.5 Billion in quarters.
PAC-MAN, the world famous arcade classic, returns in this faithful rendition for your iPhone! Who can forget the countless hours and quarters spent avoiding pesky ghosts while chompin’ on dots and gobbling up the fruit for bonus points? Relive the retro arcade action! Play Original, Normal or Easy Mode and guide PAC-MAN with three new control modes. Dodge pesky ghosts by tilting or rotating your iPhone in Accelerometer Mode. Navigate through the mazes by touching the onscreen Directional Pad in D-Pad Mode. Chomp on dots with the swipe of a finger in Swipe Mode. Munch fruits and other items for big points! Chomp all of the dots to advance to the next stage. Go for high scores and high levels! Gain an extra life at 10,000 points! Gobble blinking Power Pellets to weaken ghosts temporarily and eat them up before they change back. Avoid Blinky, the leader of the ghosts, and his fellow ghosts Pinky, Inky and Clyde, or you will lose a life. Lose all your lives and it’s game over!
The sale began on January 18 at 12PM (PST) and will end on January 21 at 12PM (PST). Download your copy of PAC-MAN on the App Store for $2.99.