Tag Archives | Pac-Man

…Retro games have been sabotaged?

Retro Sabotage

Retro Sabotage takes classic arcade favorites and gives them a modern twist.

New games are updated each Thursday, and so far, Tetris, Pong, Pac Man and Space Invaders have already gone under the knife, so there’s plenty to play with.

[Retro Sabotage]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Pac-Txt introduces Pac-Man to Zork?


Pac-Txt is a text based version of Pac-Man that combines the yellow chomper with Zork.

In the author’s own words: “Wth?! Why would anyone invest the time and effort to build such a useless game?”

    Well, I had just got back from a party where the concept of a Pac-Man + Zork hybrid came up as a joke. So, being 2am with a little alcohol in my system, I thought it’d be funny to code it up (as far as I could before collapsing). So, a couple hours later it was looking complete-ish (minus the ghosts’ AIs and graphic assets). The next morning [read: aftenoon] when I woke up, since I have an inability to realize sunk costs, I decided to throw some crappy AI in for the ghosts, put a few graphics on it (courtesy of FastIcon.com) and voila! A domain name purchase or two later, and here we go.

[Via: Neatorama]

…Neatorama knows fads?

Ant Farm

Neatorama has a fantastic post called “37 Fads That Swept The Nation”. Including such greats as troll dolls, telephone-booth stuffing, Pac-Man, goldfish swallowing, and ant farms, it’s filled with Americana and some wonderful explanations of the history of each fad. Who would have thought the hula hoop would have been so popular (25 million sold in four months)?

[Neatorama – 37 Fads That Swept The Nation]

…Pac-Man eats pie charts?

Pac-Man Pie Chart

The Pac-Man pie chart will put a smile on the face of any gamer, guaranteed.

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Pac-Man rings are retro cool?

Pac-Man Rigns

Pac-Man gives some retro style to anything it touches. In this case, it’s a set of matching Ms. Pac-Man and Ghost rings from Tiny Armour Jewelry. Made with either sterling silver or 14K gold plate, they’re sure to let everyone know what an uber cool old school gaming geek you really are, and provide temporary relief for that Pac-Man fever.

[Tiny Armour]

[Via: technabob]