Google Image 5/22/10 - Pac-Man 30th Anniversary

Happy Birthday Pac-Man! This probably totally dates me, but as a kid Pac-Man was my favorite game. A quick Googling of Pac-Man returned the website cnet.com that lists the following interesting facts about this classic arcade game:

(1) In the original game, the ghosts would give the slightest hint of which direction they were going to turn by moving their eyes that way

(2) The original arcade game had a bug that resulted in anyone making it past the 255th level hitting what came to be called the "kill screen," where the machine essentially crashed

(3) Pac-Man cuts corners by a couple of pixels while the ghosts had to turn them at full right angle

For more, visit cnet.com.

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