Pacman Celebrates 25th!

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Hooray! Celebration! You know whose 25th birthday it is today? Yes, that’s right- Pacman! You’re just kicking yourself aren’t you? Pacman was one of the best selling mobile games in 2004, partly because Vodafone offered the game for download to mobile users. To help celebrate his 25th, here are six Pacman facts courtesy of Pocket Lint:

In its 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.

[Via Pocket Lint]
Chris Cornwell