Sunday, March 6, 2011
Pac-Man - Fun Facts!
To celebrate the popular '80's video game's 30th Anniversary, here are some little known facts about the lovable little yellow guy...
1) Pac-Man was game designer Toru Iwatani's political commentary on the rampant cannibalism practiced in various tribes.
2) Pac-Man was originally Pac-Boy, but the name was changed to attract female players.
3) The pellets eaten by Pac-Man are supposed to be the drug speed, and the larger pellets that cause the Ghosts to change color are hallucinogenics.
4) "Pac-Man Fever" was not only a song about the popularity of the game at the time, but a real disease caused by multiple people's germs on the game's controllers.
5) Pac-Man was the first video game to receive an "M" rating by the ESRB for "gratuitous violence against colorful ghosts".