Many arcade games back in the early 80s were instantly playable and required few instructions. Pac-Man was no exception, and it was originally created by Toru Iwatani for the Japanese software company Namco. It was released into the arcades during 1980, and became one of the best-known and most iconic video games of the 1980s. It is also one of the highest-grossing games ever.
The game was originally named Puck-Man, but this was changed when it was released outside Japan for obvious reasons!
You can play a very authentic Free Pac-Man Game below which should work on all devices!
Instructions: Simply use the left and right arrow keys (or your finger on mobile/android devices) to guide Pacman through the maze. Gobble-up all the pills to complete a level.
PAC-MAN ON THE ATARI 2600
When it was finally ready, Atari produced 12 million ROM cartridges, expecting a high number of sales. Initially, the game sold very well, and 7 million copies were shifted making it Atari's best-selling title. However, it was critically panned and dubbed "flicker-man" by customers, who returned the game in their droves!
On viewing the video above and comparing it the the arcade version below, you will see that the version for Atari's most successful games console was simply dire with flickering ghosts and no fruit. It's not hard to see why it was a complete marketing disaster for Atari.