"Come on in, my dear! Ha ha... I want to show you my latest invention, I call it... The Pactrometer!"
— Professor Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness

Professor Pac-Man (教授パックマン Kyōju Pakkuman) is a character in the Pac-Man series. He is an elderly professor of great knowledge.



Original Professor sprite.

Professor Pac-Man

Main article: Professor Pac-Man (game)

In his first appearance, Professor Pac-Man runs a schoolhouse, quizzing his student (the player) on puzzling questions.

Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness

Main article: Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness

A holographic Professor Pac-Man appears as a tutorial guide for Ms. Pac-Man on how to solve certain puzzles. He is also in the opening cinematic, in which he gives Ms. Pac the Pactrometer.

Pac-Man World series

Pac-Man World

Main article: Pac-Man World

In Pac-Man World, Professor is captured by Toc-Man, and must be rescued by Pac-Man.

Pac-Man World 2

Main article: Pac-Man World 2

Professor Pac-Man appears in the intro, informing Pac-Man about Spooky's antics the previous night. He sends Pac-Man off to defeat Spooky and reclaim the Golden Fruit.

Pac-Man: Adventures In Time

Main article: Pac-Man: Adventures in Time

In Pac-Man: Adventures in Time, Professor Pac-Man plays a similar role to Orson in Pac-Man World 3, talking with Pac-Man during the levels and teaching him the mechanics, however, he does not talk as much as Orson. In the introduction, he calls Pac-Man on a television and warns him about Mollusc and his plan.

Pac-Man Pinball Advance

Main article: Pac-Man Pinball Advance

In Pac-Man Pinball Advance, Professor Pac-Man creates the Pac-Finder, an machine capable of finding the lost residents of Pac-Land, that were kidnaped by the Ghost Gang.

Pac-Man Pop!


Professor Pac in Pac-Man Pop!

Main article: Pac-Man Pop!

In Pac-Man Pop!, Professor Pac-Man guides the player through the tutorial levels. He did not appear in the initial release - he was added in a later app revision.


Professor Pac-Man appears as an older gentleman with a white mustache. He wears glasses, and is always seen wearing a professor hat. He is often carrying a book around as well. Originally he did not have the mustache; it was added in Pac-Man World.



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