Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 is Love at First Bite

This ad captures the optimism and hope we all had for the Atari 2600 port of Pac-Man. It was not a bad port, but everyone complained because the expectations were too high. I really enjoyed the port and I really like this ad.

pac-man love at first bite


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4 thoughts on “Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 is Love at First Bite

  1. The thing I most remember about Pac-Man on the Atari 2600 is that when he would eat a ghost he’d make a noise that sounded like he was saying “BUCK-wheeeeat”–and just by coincidence it was around that same time that Eddie Murphy was on SNL playing his Buckwheat character!

  2. Ugly American says:

    On a real Atari 2600 & Pac-Man.

    Go into the tunnel.

    Jiggle the joystick up & down quickly, then hold up or down.

    If you do it right, you can pass up & down though the walls of the maze.

    Ghosts will still kill you.

  3. maureen says:

    Love Pac Man ,it ‘s a game everyone could play,and let me tell you I still try to get the joystick out of my kids hands. Love this site, looking forward to next week.

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