Pac-Man may be the most important arcade video game yet released, introducing the maze chase genre to most game enthusiasts but, more importantly, introducing video games in general to much of the mainstream. Pac-Man’s simple objective is to eat all of the dots within a maze while avoiding ghosts. Power pellets, located in the the labyrinth’s corners, temporarily give Pac-Man the ability to eat the ghosts. Each stage has the same basic design but with noticeable changes in the ghosts’ behavior.
Pac-Man was inducted on April 11th, 2009.
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