If you haven't noticed from Google's homepage, or from our post today
, it is Pac-Man's 30th birthday. Strange that he hasn't seemed to age a day. You would figure his yellow complexion would wane by now. In celebration of his birthday, Namco Bandai conducted a sort of Jay Leno Street Walking episode where they put fans to the test of their knowledge on Pac-Man
. I can understand the confusion in some of their responses, but you really can't guess just a few of the ghosts' colors? Watch the video below for some abysmal answers.
Beside the parody of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Namco is also celebrating Pac-Man's birthday by putting out a slew of sales and deals. In addition to the iPhone/iPad/Android sales that you can catch after the jump, Pool Pro Online 3
for the PC was just launched with the iPhone's Pac-Match Party
to follow soon after. Another PC title, Puzzle Quest 2
, will be releasing this summer. I had fun with it at PAX East
, but more information should be released at this year's upcoming E3.
Finally, the last announcement from Namco is of a sweepstakes to win a Pac-Man themed smart car in celebration of his 30th Birthday. Visit the site
and fill out the entry form from May 21st to August 20th for a chance to win.
iPhone/iPad specific announcements:
SALE from 6 PM PST Thursday, May 20 – 6 PM PST Sunday, May 24:
1. PAC-MAN REMIX (iPhone): $2.99 → $0.99
2. PAC-MAN Championship Edition (iPhone): $2.99 → $0.99
3. PAC-MAN (iPhone): $4.99 → $3.99 – we’ve also implemented UniteSDK into the app, now allowing users to access leaderboards, chat and achievements.
4. PAC-MAN (iPad): $4.99 → $3.99
5. Ms. PAC-MAN (iPhone): $4.99 → $0.99
from 12 AM 5/21 – 10 AM 6/4 PST. Buy any of the below games on Namco's website, and get PAC-MAN for PC for just $0.99!
1. Pool Pro Online 3 – launched today
2. Journalist Journey: The Eye of Odin – just launched 4/29
3. Mishap: An Accidental Haunting
4. The Otherside: Realm of Eons
5. PAC-MAN Pizza Parlor
6. Dig Dug
7. BurgerTime Deluxe
8. Settlement: Colossus
9. Tinseltown Dreams: The 50’s
10. Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age
11. The Enchanted Kingdom: Elisa's Adventures
12. Mind's Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten
13. Star Trigon
14. Cat Wash
15. Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper
Mobile specific announcements:
Android game SALE from 5/21 – 5/24
- PAC-MAN: $6/99 → $3.99