Pac-Man – Episode 029

It’s time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man with the start of all Pac miniseries!

Podouken finally talks about the big yellow ball in the room, NAMCO’s Pac-Man. We delve into the often recounted (and often incorrect) history of arcadedom’s most influential game and tell what part pinball played in birthing it into existence.

How did the most expensive coin-flip in history go so wrong for one arcade company? What compensation did Pac-Man’s creator get for making the most popular arcade game of all time? What date should we use when determining the release date of a game?

It’s pinball, Popeye, pizza, Pac-Man, professors, and Pixels for this Podouken podcast.