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Laconic Oration – November

Here are a bunch of images from Natalie and My image-blog: Laconic Oration.

All of these are from the month of November, which was a busy month over there. We found a bunch of great items that needed to be shared. This selection is just a very small fraction, so if you like looking at things, go to the blog.

ps- click here and here to see small collections from September and October.



















more at http://laconicoration.tumblr.com

scott

National Game Registry 1981: Ms. Pac-Man

MS. PAC-MAN
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
General Computer/Midway

Originally a bootleg Pac-Man hack , Ms. Pac-Man offers two major changes, with four mazes instead of one, and the movements of the ghosts is much less predictable.  The overall gameplay is similar to the original as our beautiful heroine dashes around a labyrinth, eating pellets and avoiding ghosts.

Ms. Pac-Man was inducted on April 11th, 2009.

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National Game Registry 1983: Jr. Pac-Man

JR. PAC-MAN
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Midway

Jr. Pac-Man is the most ambitious of Midway’s semi-legal Pac-Man sequels.  Although the game engine and graphics are identical to the original, the mazes are now three screens wide.  The ghosts are very fast and aggressive, which is offset by a large number of power pellets distributed throughout the maze.  Even so, clearing a single screen is an accomplishment.

Jr. Pac-Man was inducted on April 11th, 2009.

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National Game Registry 1980: Pac-Man

PAC-MAN
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Namco
key personnel
Toru Iwatani

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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