The 26th of the month has come upon us once again and you know what that means, right? It’s time to join in the celebration of all things Atari – even when that means experiencing this slightly surreal television commercial for the Australian port of Ms. Pac-Man to the Atari 2600!
Let’s take stock for just a moment before we watch the advertisement. When Ms. Pac-Man reached the Atari 2600 it was I believe a rather pleasant surprise to fans of the Pac-Man Family. It certainly had better graphics than the often unfairly maligned Pac-Man port in 1982 but to be honest the gameplay for Ms. Pac-Man certainly was more faithful to it’s original source.
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So the Atari 2600 home port of Ms. Pac-Man certainly had reason to crow about their achievements, it only made sense they would advertise it heavily on TV, right?
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The Australian Ms. Pac-Man commercial is rather amazing as they didn’t just show that ad above but decided to follow a different marketing path. Embrace the beautiful and bizarre spectacle of watching a young woman, dressed in yellow and red with a giant red hued bow, rollerskating past cardboard maze walls and snatching fruit hanging from fishing wire. It was 1983, friends…it was 1983.
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To learn even more about the fun of Atari Day be sure to hop on over and check out fellow Retroist writer Atari Atari I/O’s site by following the link here!