Thursday, May 27, 2010

PAC-MAN: the family tree

CRAZY OTTO (proto Ms. Pac-Man)



SUPER PAC-MAN (1982)


MR. & MRS. PAC-MAN (1982)


PAC-MAN PLUS (1982)


BABY PAC-MAN (1982)


PAC & PAL (1983)


Jr. PAC-MAN (1983)


PROFESSOR PAC-MAN (1983)


PAC-LAND (US Version, 1984)


PAC-MANIA (1987)


PAC-ATTACK (1993)


PAC-MAN 2: THE NEW ADVENTURES (1994)


PAC-IN-TIME (1994)


PAC-MAN: ARRANGEMENT (1996)


PAC-MAN VR (1996)


PAC-MAN WORLD (1999)


MS. PAC-MAN MAZE MADNESS


PAC-MAN: ADVENTURES IN TIME (2000)


PAC-MAN FEVER (2002)


PAC-MAN WORLD 2 (2002)


PAC-PIX (2005)


PAC 'N ROLL (2005)


PAC-MAN WORLD 3 (2006)


PAC-MAN WORLD RALLY (2006)


PAC-MAN: CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION (2007)

6 comments:

Chris Sobieniak said...

It's fascinating how far we've come from a simple maze game into the kind of character Pac-Man has become in later years.

Tohoscope said...

Not too mention all the maze games that came out right after Pac-Man's success. Like Lock 'n' Chase and Mouse Trap. And dozens of others I can't remember off the top of my head.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Those were good games! The maze genre in arcade gaming kinda took off thanks to the Pac, if only to give us something else than shooters.

I'm planning to finish up the Pac-Man lovin' very soon with one section about those clones and a few other imitators of that era (excluding the later homebrew efforts of course).

Chris Sobieniak said...

God I loved Mousetrap!

Tohoscope said...

I remember playing both Mouse Trap and Lock 'n' Chaase in the arcade. I know I played a few others but for the life of me I can't remember the names or details.

Mouse Trap was pretty fun.

Chris Sobieniak said...

There was also Ladybug! :-)

It is kinda funny looking back, and thinking how much of a Super Mario-ish character Pac ended up becoming, though I guess it was only fair since he came first.