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Spanish Atari 2600 Pac-Man Commercial (1982)

I stumbled across this Spanish commercial for the Atari 2600 port of Pac-Man from back in 1982. After watching the video below I think the American version isn’t as good, even if it had Mr. Hooper from Sesame Street in it.

Spanish Version

[Via] MY SATURDAY M0RNINGS YouTube Channel

American Version

[Via] Sosaix’s YouTube Channel


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6 thoughts on “Spanish Atari 2600 Pac-Man Commercial (1982)

  1. Wow, they are having a great time in that Spanish ad. They are hardly playing the game.

    Which is good, because that Atari 2600 version of PacMan was pretty weak.

  2. So in the English version we get an old man near death reminding us of our own mortality, and in the Spanish version we get kids partying around the house, dancing with Pac-Man himself?

    Screw this, man — I’m takin’ my stuff and going to Mexico.

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Pac-Man ad meeting in Spain.
    (everybody watches blinking demo as a Pac clone slowly moves around maze, honking like a lobotomized duck)
    “Eh, no.”
    (crates of booze are opened as mustached animators dance around, regaling ad men with tales of families brought together with the power of Pac)

    Pac-Man ad meeting in the States.
    (everybody watches blinking demo as a Pac clone slowly moves around maze, honking like a lobotomized duck)

    “But you know what? Tell ’em off the bat to buy the darn cartridge separately! What! Combat isn’t good enough for those little freaks?”

    (execs leave to play Golf while ad team grows nostalgic over company’s early patchouli days)

  4. Patrick, I think your being a little hard on the Pac-Man port…not really…you are quite right.

    So friends, maybe for the next Retroist Meet-Up this year we should all head down to Mexico? :P

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