The Making of Pacman: A Developer Retrospective

Take a blast to the past with a look at gaming history! In this newly-translated 2003 retrospective, the creator of Pacman reveals:

• Pacman powering up by eating power pellets was influenced by how Popeye powered up after eating spinach
• The game was conceptualized as a response to violent games like Space Invaders that would appeal to girls and couples
• Pacman and the ghosts originally moved at half the speed they do today
• Iwatani initially hoped to expand on the character of Pacman, much like Sanrio was doing with Hello Kitty

All this and more in The Making of Pacman!

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