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Coin-Op : Arcade : Pac-Man (1980, Midway)

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Not much description needed here, Pac-Man was and still is among the most popular games ever. Pac-Man’s goal is simple: devour all of the pellets in each maze while avoiding the enemy ghosts: Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde. Pac-Man went on to spawn nine sequels include Ms. Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Jr. Pac-Man and Baby Pac-Man (a video/pinball hybrid), among others. New games are still being released today featuring the game’s characters for home consoles.

Among its other accomplishments, the game had its own animated TV show, its own song, “Pac-Man Fever” and a ton of memorabilia.

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It was only recently that someone was able to achieve the perfect score on Pac-Man. In 1999, Billy Mitchell reached a score of 3,333,360 points, the highest score possible on the game, before the game crashes.

Weights and Measurements:

Type Height Width Depth Weight   Notes
Cabaret: 58.5" 19.5" 24" 0 lbs.   13" monitor
Cocktail: 29" 32" 22" 0 lbs.   Cocktail Table
Upright: 73" 26.5" 34" 0 lbs.  

Disclaimer: These are approximate weights and measurements taken from actual games or the manufacturer's literature. Occasionally games vary.

Web Reference Links:

Type Name/Description Courtesy
Manual: PDF Manual BasementArcade.com
Tech: Pac-Man Troubleshooting Mowerman
Tech: Pac-Man PCB upgrades/conversions Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Technical Information

Knowledge Base Articles:

Article Author
Pac-Man Pinout spies.com

Related Boards:

Type Name Description
Logic: "Pac 1" Bootleg One bootleg version
Logic: "Pac 2" Bootleg Another bootleg version
Logic: "Pac 3" Bootleg Another bootleg version
Logic: Main Logic Board Authentic Pac board. This is the main logic board, and the only one necessary to run the game.

MAME Virtual Machines:

Year ROM Set Description Manufacturer
1981 hangly Hangly-Man (set 1) hack
1981 hangly2 Hangly-Man (set 2) hack
1983 mrtnt Mr. TNT Telko
1980 newpuc2 Newpuc2 hack
1980 newpuc2b Newpuc2 (set 2) hack
1981 pacmanbl Pac-Man (Galaxian hardware) bootleg
1981 pacheart Pac-Man (Hearts) hack
1980 pacman Pac-Man (Midway) [Namco] (Midway license)
1981 pacmod Pac-Man (Midway, harder) [Namco] (Midway license)
1983 theglobp The Glob (Pac-Man hardware) Epos Corporation

NOTE: These are MAME "Virtual Machines." These virtual machines are ROM-specific but contain address space information (memory maps) that may be useful when debugging hardware. There may be descrepancies between MAME's definition of the hardware, and actual hardware. Information is provided for reference only. THERE ARE NO ROMS ANYWHERE ON THIS WEB SITE.

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