Original Pacman Retro Arcade Machine

£2,995.00 Exl VAT

The original arcade classic is back, and it’s never looked better! The iconic yellow dot-muncher is now available to own. This is a fantastic addition to any retro-themed games room or lounge and is sure to be the life and soul of any party.

You can also hire the Pac Man cabinet for a short or long-term basis.

Delivery Information
Manchester / North West £150.00 each way
Birmingham / Midlands £250.00 each way
London /South £350.00 each way

The history of Pacman

Namco’s beloved creation, Pac-Man, hit the arcades in the US in 1980 thanks to Midway and quickly became a hit with gamers across the world. The maze-based game sees the player controlling Pac-Man through a series of corridors while trying to avoid four colourful ghosts; Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.

You may be wondering who came up with this genius game idea, so let’s take a look…

The legend behind Pacman

Pac-Man was actually created by renowned game designer Toru Iwatani, who has since gone on to create several other arcade classics including Pole Position (1982) and the highly successful Dig Dug (1982). What’s interesting about Iwatani is that he doesn’t see Pac-Man as an instant success, and it actually took quite a while to take the limelight. it was initially entitled ‘Puck Man’, which is where the name comes from. Rumour has it that Puck-Man was rejected by Namco’s US subsidiary over concerns surrounding its similarity to the North American slang.

The game was then developed by Bally Midway and released in arcades. The original machine was housed in a standard upright arcade cabinet similar to (and compatible with) the one used for Sega’s Zaxxon, but newer machines consisted of a twin cockpit “cocktail” design that stood 66 centimeters high and required two operators.

How to Play Pacman?

Pacman is one of the oldest games around, but how is it played? The object of the game is to clear all of the dots on an arcade screen while avoiding the ghosts. To do this, you’ll need to be quick and cunning! At each corner of the maze are four doors that can be used as escape routes or to trap your ghostly foes.

You start the game with a set number of lives and every time you eat a dot (or an energizer) your character grows larger. This is good as it makes you harder to chase, but bad because if a ghost manages to trap you then they can use their superior speed to give you a real scare!

Dotted throughout each maze are bigger ‘energiser’ dots which, when scoffed, make Pac-Man invincible for a limited amount of time and allow him to destroy any ghosts that may get in his way – a very useful ‘power-up’ during the higher levels where difficulty and intensity increases.

Why stop at one? We also have a great range of other arcade machines, pinballs, and retro classic games.