PAC-MAN goes mobile
Today, 25 years after the launch of the original arcade game, PAC-MAN is more popular than ever. Having already generated millions of downloads worldwide, PAC-MAN was 2004's best-selling mobile game on several of the world's leading mobile network operators, including Vodafone in the United Kingdom.
To celebrate the fact - here are 6 useless PAC-MAN facts to help you get through Monday.
In it's initial year of release over 100,000 PAC-MAN arcade cabinets were sold.
Estimates place the total number of times PAC-MAN has been played at over ten billion
In the original Japanese arcade version, the Ghosts were called Akabei, Pinky, Aosuke, and Guzuta
In the American (and European) versions, the Ghosts were renamed Binky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde
It took until 1999 for the perfect game of PAC-MAN to be played. Florida resident Billy Mitchell cleared every screen, ate all four ghosts with every power-pill, got every power-up and cleared all 256 screens, scoring 3,333,360 points. With one life.
PAC-MAN moves 20% faster on areas with no dots