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Game Description


Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the U.S. by Bally/Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. The hero was named "Puckman" evidently due to his shape. Before its release in the United States, the title was changed to "Pac-man" because "Puckman" was an easy target for vandals to convert into a vulgarity. It introduced the yellow hero along with the four monsters.

The Pacman game on Play123 has a leaderboard for saving scores.

How to Play Pacman

The controls in Pacman are very simple and intuitive.

  • Left, Up, Down and Right arrow to move

Pacman Review

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Chomping Nostalgia with a Side of Ghosts!


Ah, Pacman, the arcade classic that’s as timeless as 80s music hits. Diving into the game on Play123, you can't help but be hit with that sweet dose of retro glory. The game's simple yet addicting premise of munching dots and dodging quirky ghosts offers an itch I didn’t know I needed scratching. While some fellow gamers have expressed concerns over the lack of joystick support, leading to some unintended scroll adventures, mastering the arrow keys provides that extra layer of challenge. Plus, the added flavor of being able to play as Mrs. Pacman or the Cookie Monster only spices up the experience!

I stumbled upon a gem when guiding the yellow muncher through that neon-lit maze, nailing high scores felt doubly rewarding. It’s evident why this game has rolled successfully into the digital age, maintaining its place in the heart of many. From the thrill of turning the tables on those colorful spooks to snagging the elusive cherries, it’s clear that the fun I had synced up harmoniously with the 3.8 gamerate I noticed online. And for those score chasers, bragging rights await with the online leaderboard. Ready. Set. Chomp!

Review 158 - Pacman

Game Comments

Didn't work with my joystick. Using the arrow keys seems to scroll the screen and take part of the board out of view. Having to shift to the mouse to reposition the screen can end up in crashing into the ghosts. Anyone know a way to stop the arrow keys from affecting the scrolling?

It exciting to see the old game but w/o the joy stick from the original arcade game its much more difficult. I would need to master moving the arrow keys the way I once used the joy stick. unsure

XxThis is coolxX


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