OTD in the 80's - Pac-Man was released May 22, 1980

posted by Lee Valsvik -

On this day in 1980 the most famous arcade/video game of the 80's, Pac-Man was released.   I remember playing it at the arcade in Oak Park Heights behind the old Dairy Queen, which is now a Taco Bell on Hwy. 36.  I spent a few hours a week at the arcade because I really couldn't afford an Atari home video console.  I actually preferred the arcade game.  I never did play the Milton Bradley board game, but I did try the Pac-Man breakfast cereal in 1983, of course made here in the Twin Cities at General Mills.

Pac-Man's legacy is so strong the game is displayed at the Smithsonian Institute in Wash. DC and New York's Museum of Modern Art!!

Do you remember the names of the 4 multi-colored ghosts?      Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde

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