Pac-Man is one of the oldest arcade games dating form 80's and is considered as one of the arcade classics. It is still popular and played with lot of versions and modifications coming after the first PacMan game by Namco.
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Pac-Man, released in the year 1980, is a maze arcade video game under the Pac-Man video games series. Namco developed the game and published it for the Mame (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator). It is one of the oldest arcade games but still is famous and played by many.
The player takes control of Pac-Man, who should eat all the dots that are inside the maze while avoiding the four colored ghosts named Clyde (orange), Blinky (red), Inly (cyan), and Pinky (pink). The player progresses to the next level after eating all the dots. All the four ghosts have their unique personalities or distinct artificial intelligence like Clyde can switch between chasing Pac-Man and escaping from him. Blinky gives direct chase to Pac-Man, and Inky and Pinky attempt to position themselves in front of Pac-Man, typically trapping him.
Additionally, when the player eats large flashing dots named Energizers, the ghosts turn blue and thus enable Pac-Man to eat them to get bonus points. And, when the players eat a specific number of dots, the bonus items will increase. If the player makes any touch or contact with the ghosts, they will lose a life, and the game reaches an end when lives are lost.
To play Pac-Man, you need to download and run a Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) on your device. A few of the best Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator WPC MAME, MAMEFANS32, DEfMAME, ADVANCE MAME, SmoothMAME, MAME PLUS MULTIJET, and KBMAME. You can run these emulators on BSD, Windows PC, MAC OS, and Amiga. However, every platform won't be supporting all the emulators.
After playing Pac-Man, you may even like other similar games in the Pac-Man video games series. A few of the Pac-Man similar games are listed below.