Infographic: 11 Facts of Pac Man

Back in 1980, Pac Man graced the geek population. I remember spending many a quarter on munching dots, solving mazes and beating ghosts. But did you know the ghosts had their own agenda? Did you know that it was suppose to be Puck Man?

This infographic will show you 11 things you might not know about the iconic game.


  1. Pac-Man was created by Toru Iwatani to pick up girls
  2. Each Ghost has its own marching orders
  3. The Japanese version translates to Puck-Man (Munch-Man)
  4. Pac-Man Released in Japan on May 22, 1980. It released in the US October 1980
  5. The president of NAMCO wanted all the ghosts to be one color: red. The staff convinced him to change his mind
  6. A marketing exec realized the “P” could get vandalized with Pack-Man. Therefore, he suggested they change to Pac-Man
  7. Pac Man is the most recognized video game character
  8. Pac-Man holds 8 Guinness world records
  9. Pac-Man Fever hit #9 on the Billboard hot 100 charts
  10. The perfect game – clear 255 levels and earn 3,333,360 points
  11. Ms. Pac-Man is considered by some to have de-throned Pac-Man in popularity