Both last year and the year before, I wrote summaries on both Pac-Man's 40th and 41st anniversary dates; explaining my personal opinions regarding the series, and the considerable disappointment that lies within. We're now two weeks shy of the 42nd anniversary, and I wasn't planning to make a post for the occasion or anything. However, a bizarre recent event, entirely out of left-field, has caused me to reconsider; so as was tradition, let's do a recap of Pac-Man's forty-second (...ish) celebration.
In my over-dramatic prior posts, I always asserted that creativity was the key to Pac-Man's success. I could discern that solely marketing off of the original arcade game - nothing more, nothing less - would get Pac-Man nowhere. At least some form …
I did draw them in Pac-Man. PacPeople are named Liane, Pria, Kraig, Janet and Odgar. Ghosts are named Elizha, Brenna, Noah, Matilda and Geonard. I was drawing Liane's dog and cat. I was drawing Elizha's dragon. The dog and cat are an animals. The dragon is a creature.
Recently, Bandai Namco got caught up in some advertising controversy...of which, I somehow completely missed, but was able to get the general recap of after the fact. Basically, Namco was hyping up a secret Pac-Man announcement, with a three-day countdown leading up to it. Pac-Man and the Ghosts had unveiled the numbers, over a 72 hour span.
The announcement ended up being some livestream event for Pac-Man 99. Featuring four people I have literally never heard of, accompanied by embarrassing stock sound effects of children cheering. It's not an update for the game itself or anything; not even a cheap DLC pack. Just a lame livestream, where you can watch people eccentrically pretend to enjoy the game.
Naturally, the peop…
Okay, so the more I think about the rights to the Pac-Man characters, the more confused I get.
Who owns what?
I used to think all the Midway characters had copyright issues, but because the major ones besides Ms. Pac-Man appear in Minecraft, does that mean Bandai Namco owns them? Is it just Ms. Pac-Man who have these rights issues?
What about Sue and Tim, who fairly recently appeared in 256 and Sandbox Evolution? Are those just such generic names that they're able to get away with that?
What about the Hanna-Barbara cast? The only character from the HB cartoons to appear in games is Chomp-Chomp, (along with a couple of unnamed cameos from Sour Puss.) Is Chomp-Chomp owned by Hanna-Barbara or by Bandai Namco?
This shit's too confusing.
Last year, I had what could only be described as a Pac-mental breakdown. I was very annoyed by the initial wave of Pac-Man's 40th anniversary announcements. A certain group of Pac-manchildren didn't help matters; and led to this wiki becoming a source of stress for me, as opposed to the fun project it once was. As time has gone on, however, I've gotten over things. My opinions haven't necessarily changed, but I've learned to not let petty Pac-Man nonsense affect me like it once did.
But anyways, back to the fortieth. Aside from some really lame merch, the headline game announcement was "Pac-Man Live Studio" - a game where you could build your own Pac-Man mazes. Something that...has been done countless times beforehand. I mean, one of the thir…
Since that Namcot Collection is out in Japan and Namco Museum Archives overseas, here is one game not included in the compilation library.
Released to the Arcades in 1987 and ported to the NES in 1990, the main reason why it is NOT in the compilations is because it was originally by Tengen and not Namcot. This shows that Namcot really missed a title to port.
What is infuriating that it was NOT Licensed by Nintendo and Namco didn't even re-release the game unlike how they did to Pac-Man in 1993. There wasn't even a Super NES port of the game either.
After the Nintendo Switch came out in 2017, there was a Plug 'n' Play by AtGames titled the "Bandai Namco Flashback Blast" which included 8 NES ports of Namco's Arcade Games. One of them b…
March 31st, 2021, was the last day of Namco USA's operation. Covid hit the gaming industry hard, arcades even moreso. In Namco's case, to the tune of 13 billion yen, or about $120 million USD. Even with such an incredible pioneer of the medium, Namco simply could not last through the pandemic. Many of you likely haven't even heard this news. It's being buried, intentionally so. But no, this isn't a late April Fool's joke; Namco has officially shut down, and the company no longer exists.
...Now, let me clarify here. There are still technically "Namcos" out there; but those are all Bandai Namcos. Not that classy, red lowercase Namco; the ones remaining are the nasty, ketchup-mustard smear Namcos. The Namco which just closed was the final remaini…
There's an infinity mirror that displays a huge hallway of pellets.
A few days ago, I found a place I could access some Namco-AtGames legal documents that I hadn't been able to see before. Namely, AtGames' files of "photo evidence" of Namco's supposed wrongdoings, which AtGames keeps separate from their main documents for...whatever reason.
As expected, AtGames' files are, for the most part, incredibly stupid and worthless. One of them is literally just screenshots of negative reviews of Pac-Man toys on Amazon. What does that even prove, let alone show? Conveniently, AtGames' products are left out of the document, which all have FAR more negative press. But the more interesting thing here is a document of e-mail exchanges between Bandai Namco and AtGames, detailing the development of the god-awful Bandai Namco…
Namcokid, Namcokid, Namcokid. The one of the 47th variety. A man who's level of butthurt knows no bounds. We've talked about him here before, on several occasions. He was banned here in 2018 - alongside three additional spam accounts he made, in fact - and has never gotten over it since then. He eventually gave up and made his own Pac-Man wiki, with terrible writing that drags on and on, and only has pages on the most basic subjects. And most recently...he convinced hundreds of people that I stole credit card information and home addresses through a scam website selling a rare Pac-Man game.
I already made a blogpost discussing this subject; it was since deleted by wiki council (not my doing). The subject of it was a certain "R.S.", with a tiny …
Hey please HELP me for new fan pacman fandom spasificly Pac-Man Championship Edition DX ......
here the link: https://pacman-championship-edition-dx.fandom.com/wiki/Achivement
To anser the first question, no, but i think it need some reform (especialy on the visual stye)
It's not that important, and ill post updated and fell free to coment
Running this wiki has been an...interesting experience for me. For those who don't know, I only gained adminship here around October of 2018; it switched off between various other owners beforehand, all of which abandoned ship before I even knew about Wikia (or as they're known now, FANDOM). I've tried to make this wiki last - working on it through some stressful times, and continuing to maintain it even though I've lost virtually all interest in Pac-Man by now. But at this point, I'm just about ready to give up - and a large group of people are flat-out begging me to.
Let me introduce you to No Context Pac-Man. A Twitter account created around the same time as I started running the Pac-Man Wiki. As the name implies, it posted Pac-Crap without …
May 22nd, 1980. The day the first Pac-Man arcade machine was placed in a Japanese arcade. Namco employees creepily crowded around the machine, watching others play it. With peoples' ecstatic reactions, Namco knew they had a hit on their hands. Pac-Man became a worldwide phenomenon, and is still the #1 most popular arcade game of all time. Its been 40 years since that fateful day. And guess what?
Nobody gives a single shit.
People cared during his 20th. His 25th. There was still plenty of interest in his 30th and 35th. But entering his 40th anniversary, all interest in Pac-Man has completely faded away. The newest generation of children have no idea what a Pac-Man is. Pac-Man's only remaining audience is a small subset of grown men in their 4…
Any developer in the community? CodinGame, the puzzles platform for developers is holding a coding competition this week on the theme of Pac-Man.
The challenge is opened for 10 days. It's usually fun and challenging and it's free.
More information here: https://www.codingame.com/sc2020
In a previous blogpost - The 2006 Pac-Man Licensing Fiasco - I talked about how the rights to Ms. Pac-Man were turned over to General Computer Corporation in 2006, and Namco had to pay G.C.C. every time they used the character or any of her games. Believe it or not, that contract was supposed to end just a few days ago. Namco was about to get the Ms. Pac rights back permanently, without copyright issues getting in the way.
And that all came crumbling down, from a company every single video game fan despises.
This company is AtGames. You know them from scamming you out of $20 on a falsely advertised Pac-Man console. *THAT* Atgames. Right before this contract that has been plaguing the Pac-Man franchise was about to end, AtGames sent a mini Ms…
One thing I've looked into considerably while running this wiki are the handheld LCD games produced in the early 1980s. There are tons of bizarre Pac-Man variants released as proprietary handhelds, some of which could even be considered entirely unique games (most notably PacMan2). But one company has led me to endless confusion with their handhelds, to the point where I don't even want to make more pages for them...Epoch.
Epoch is best known for the Epoch Cassette Vision, which was the first successful game system in Japan. It isn't a handheld LCD thing - its an entire game console similar to the Atari 2600, but running on cassette tapes instead of cartridges. Atari, Intellivision, etc. were never popular in Japan, but the Cassette Vision …
On a lot of pages on this wiki, I've added information about how the Pac-Man rights got completely messed up around 2006. I'm sure this has confused a lot of people, and there is no easily-accessible information on it, as it was pretty much (intentionally?) buried. I decided to make this blogpost to summarize what the hell happened, to the best of my knowledge. Some details may be inaccurate, but this is all the information I've uncovered through my own research.
- In 1981, the Crazy Otto prototype was created by General Computer Corporation. It was then sold to Midway and rebranded as Ms. Pac-Man. GCC later went on to code Jr. Pac-Man in 1983.
- The rights to Ms. Pac-Man were turned over to Namco (creators of the OG Pac-Man) in the early 80s.
- In …
Shouldn't we create an article for Professor Pac-Man's Schoolhouse? It's a location so...
I am considering changing the format for the templates on Category:Games pages to a newer one. This would make them easier to edit and keep up-to-date, along with fixing some small issues. Does anyone oppose this?
Comparison is below.
In case Wikia staff is concerned about the blocking of user "PakkuMan47" for approximately 900 years:
This person has harassed me since 2014 on an old Deviantart account I had. He acts like he doesn't recognize me every time, which would make sense as I have gone under several names over the years, but I don't see why he would mess with me specifically otherwise (I'm the only person he ever "attacks").
He has been particularly critical of my artwork, and keeps deleting things from pages after I've repeatedly told him not to, while barely making any actual contributions. He went as far as changing things to be incorrectly named (ex: renaming Miru page "Mil", then proceeding to change every category it appears in to the same, including admin-o…
I am currently trying to become the admininstrator of this wiki (due to there still being some active users, I have to state this publicly). If i can sucessfully get the administrative rights, I will be able to fix up the wiki as much as possible. This would include altering pages to be more up-to-date, the removal of troll pages, improved formatting, and possibly nicer wallpapers/artwork (not sure if I'm given the ability to do that or not), among other things. There have not been any admins at all in two years, and lots of garbage has built up since then, so a new one is necessary. If anyone has more questions please let me know.
Ireallydontcare123456789 (talk) 22:49, October 6, 2018 (UTC)ireallydontcare123456789
So I have recently started reading through this wiki. I absolutely love pacman and have always used this website as a starting source for any information on the yellow man.
I was just wondering what needs to be done on this wiki. How and where people can help out.
From my initial perspective I would say that the Wiki needs a good clean up to start with. Different pages I have gone to are empty, only classed as stubs and or are linked to too many categories
I finally finished the Namco Museum series. I started from Volume one all the way to encore. Its available to check out.
I have tried to obtain the Card for Numboo 5, but have failed on so many tries! I would be more than appreciative if somebody would upload a picture of it from the card gallery for me. Thank you, and have a great day!
There is something I would like to know about the Pac Man TV series, the one from the 1980s that was on Cartoon Network in the mid 1990s, and I'm sure this is the same series.
In one episode, there was a railroad crossing, or so my sister told me as she was watching Pac Man, only I missed it and I never saw it and have been trying to. I mean I saw the episode but missed the part with the railroad crossing in it. My sister told me it had a crossing gate, which she also said got ran over.
First, is there really an episode with a railroad crossing in it? And if so, which episode was it (what's the title of the episode)? I was informed about this in 1997, back when I was in 5th grade but never saw the episode again after that.
Trying to get as many signatures as possible to petition Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. to create a "Pac-Man World 4" using the characters (and character design) from the previous installments of the series! With any luck it will not only undo the horrors of the recently released TV show and game both titled "Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures", but complete a dream I have had since I was a child that maybe some other people on this wiki can sympathize with. I figured if anyone cared enough to sign it would be those on this wiki! LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!
Link to petition: https://www.change.org/p/bandai-namco-holdings-inc-develop-a-pac-man-world-4
Here's One Thing That I Have To Say Today About The 'Pac-Man And Cuties Wiki'...
The Pac-Man And Cuties Wiki Will Now Only Focus On The Fan-Characters That I Made And The Official Pac-Man Characters! That's Because I Made The 'Pac-Man And Cuties' Wiki Myself! Some Entries Of Fan-Characters That Are Not Made By Me Still Remain!
So... I Decided To Give My Wiki A Good Clean-Up! It's Just To Make My Wiki Much Better Than Before! For The Crossovers... They're Still Allowed On The 'Pac-Man And Cuties Wiki'! No Trolls or Vandals Have Added Any Insults To Any Pages On The 'Pac-Man And Cuties' Wiki At All!
From Now On, It's Up To Me Who's Adding The New Entries Of The Pac-Man Fan-Characters On The 'Pac-Man And Cuties' Wiki Now! Only Everything To Do P…
Hey! This is my first blog post on this wiki! I'm gonna start by saying that summer is going great, and school doesn't start for another 2.....months..... Um.... WELL moving on! The best part about summer is... you get to go swimming! Who doesn't like a refreshing dip in the pool?!? You get to go places! Right now I'm visiting my Grandma!! ANDDDDDDD..... you get to do stuff. Yeah. The DOWNSIDE is that it sometimes gets TOO HOT and you feel like your going to melt and your just like "IT'S TOO HOT I'M GONNA DIEEEEE!!" Relax. Enjoy summer while it lasts. ~ WikiaGirl2000~
Well... Back In The Summer Of 2012, I Opened Up The 'Pac-Man And Cuties' Wiki! I'm The Founder Of That Wiki And Has Lots Of Information Of Every Official Pac-Man Character And Every Fan-Made Character!
Now, I Was Going To Think Of Opening Up Another 'Pac-Man' Themed Wiki! This Time, The 'Pac-Man' Themed Wiki I'm Going To Open Up Might Be Only To Do With Nothing But Pac-Ghosts And The Places The Pac-Ghosts Live In And The Items The Pac-Ghosts Have!
I Call The New Wiki... The 'Pac-Man Ghosts' Wiki!
There'll Be Rules On The 'Pac-Man Ghosts' Wiki But They're A Little Bit Different Than The Rules On The 'Pac-Man And Cuties' Wiki!
The Rules On The 'Pac-Man Ghosts' Wiki Are:
- No Vandalizing Or Putting Silly Changes/Information On Any Of The Pages On Th…
I Was Wondering... I'm Going To Think Of Having A 'Pac-Man' Fan-Series! It's Going To Be Called 'Pac-Man's Adventures In Pacatopia' And It's An Anime Series! It's Going To Include Some Of The Characters From 'Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures' Plus Brand New Unseen Characters! In The 'Pac-Man's Adventures In Pacatopia' Anime, The Pac-Worlders Pac, Cylindria And Spiral Are Youngsters/Kids Who Each Have A Family With Parents And Siblings While The Pac-Ghosts Blinky, Pinky, Inky And Clyde Are Adults And Each Of The Four Pac-Ghosts Come From A Different Family! It Is Much Different Than How Pac, Cylindria, Spiral, Blinky, Pinky, Inky And Clyde Are In 'Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures!
The 'Pac-Man's Adventures In Pacatopia' Anime Takes Place…
I won't really be active much here, since I don't really have time. I'm in Marching band and other stuff. I'll still check in from time to time to make sure the Wiki is doing okay (being an admin in all).
- 1 Round One!
- 2 Round Two!
- 3 Round Three!
- 4 A Well-Fought Battle
You probably already received the notification, but if you haven't, CLICK ON THE BLUE TEXT, look for the Pac-Dots, and vote for them… it!
Yeah, it's probably a bit childish, but you edit on the Pac-Man Wiki and that displays your devotion to Pac-Man, and plus your vote is anonymous, so there's no shame!
We're currently winning by a landslide, so while you're there, you may as well look around the other polls and vote for the other foods you like. But don't forget to vote for the Pac-Dots!
Am I a little competitive? Maybe. I don't care. Just vote for the Pac-Dots, damnit.
Alright, guys! We made it to Round two of fantasy food fight. We won with a landslide of votes in the first …
11 Jul-1-2013 Nobody Knows 112 Jul-2-2013 Seems Like Old Times 113 Jul-3-2013 Betrayus Turns the Heat Up 114 Jul-5-2013 Pac-Pong Fever
Hello everyone. I'm Lexbug and I'm a huge Pacman fan! I've been browsing this wiki for a while. As a graphic designer intern, I had an idea to create a new banner. I actually think it looks pretty good and I'm proud of the way it turned out. I personally think it represents the wiki better than the current banner does. I'm not an admin, so I can't make any changes, but if you'd like, feel free to use it!
Hello! After a long hiatus, I am back! Looks like nothing has really changed. Oh well. Feel free to weclome me back!
Considering that nearly every Wiki has a Chat Feature, should our Wiki have one too?
Please state your opinion about this
Pac-man was a chomping man since this year! SOMEBODY COPYRIGHTED ME! So IDC=I Don't Care I just make a noming man eating pellats!You can see my WIKIA (=
If you guys want to make up your own Pac-Man stuff do it on the Pac-Man fanon wiki. (YES ITS REAL! THERE IS A FANON WIKI FOR PAC-MAN!!)
Hi guys its me Josh. I'm bored so I'm gunna share a Pac-Man idea of mine by heart. A Pac-Man game of the name of this title were Erwin turns the persinality of Pac-Man into the Road Runner & Clyde into Wile E. Coyote. Only Pac-Man goes realy fast & goes around the maze eating dots & trying to avoid Clyde or getting trapped by Clydes ACME supplys. On the last levil you must controll the Pac-Runner to eat a super speed pellet to avoid Clyde & Erwin them try to jump on top of them once you have engough power. It sounds like a cool idea huh? Good luck Pac-Man fans. MEEP-MEEP!
I know this is the 2nd meeting post, but I'm allowing you to make your own posts here. Thanks!
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Hello and welcome to the Pac-Man Wiki Blog! Have a great time and post as much as you want. -Pink 02:50, December 10, 2009 (UTC)
Hey listen up, a new Pac-Man is coming out this year! Its called Pac-Man Carnival, and Namco has been developing it since 2006. I'm sure that is is not a platformer game and that its a party game.
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