Ms. Pac-Man Atari 2600 Commercial

You wouldn’t know it to look at her, but Ms. Pac-Man can belt out a Broadway tune with the best of them.

“Honey, dontcha know, I’m more than Pac-Man with a bow!”


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7 thoughts on “Ms. Pac-Man Atari 2600 Commercial

  1. By the time news of a possible Ms. Pac-Man for Atari 2600 came out, cynicism about Atari 2600 games was already so pervasive that several of my friends said to me, “It will probably be just Pac-Man with a bow.” So I was blown away when I first saw this TV commercial and it directly addressed that objection.

    My sister used to also parody this ad by singing, “Honey, don’t you know, I’m more than Pac-Man with a bow. I’m Pac-Man with a bow and lipstick!”

    In any case, Ms. Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 turned out to be a much better game than Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 was.

  2. @Infomercial Reviewer You are quite right, friend. Ms. Pac-Man on the 2600 was by far a better title than Pac-Man was. Of course…that wouldn’t have been too hard to beat. ;)

    My Grandmother and I played the heck out of this title though back in my youth!

  3. Slightly off topic but….

    the back of the 7800 box is a little suggestive. Looking provocative and the phrase “Gobble! Gobble! Gulp!” written next to her.

    I bet she does gobble them dots. The dirty little minx lol ;)

  4. Atari Adventure Square says:

    I’m still enamoured of Pac Man’s missus.
    This game brought some life back into the 2600 from Atari’s game division.
    I was actually glad, as a young Atarian, because I thought it meant the company was back on track (magazine articles were starting to pour out bad news about its future) and would upgrade the quality of titles to match those of Activision and Imagic (even Parker Brothers had some winning titles, based on movie tie-ins – loved those especially).

    Indeed, the game is still a winner today.

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