Namco Pac-Man

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This article is a generic description of Namco's 8-bit "Pac-Man" hardware. For the specific arcade game, see Pac-Man.

The Namco Pac-Man was an 8-bit arcade game system board, which was first used by Namco in 1980; the second and third games to run on it, Rally-X and New Rally-X, were also modified to support a 96-color palette. Three unauthorized Pac-Man sequels were later developed by Bally Midway, Namco's old US distributor, on this board between 1981 and 1983 - and after Namco ended their partnerships with them after the release of Pac-Land in 1984, they developed Jump Shot (a basketball simulation) and Shoot the Bull (a darts game) on it, in the following year.

Namco Pac-Man specifications[edit]

List of Namco Pac-Man arcade games[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c d Nick Montfort & Ian Bogost (2009), Racing the beam: the Atari Video computer system, MIT Press, p. 67, ISBN 0-262-01257-X, retrieved 2011-05-07 
  2. ^ a b Nick Montfort & Ian Bogost (2009), Racing the beam: the Atari Video computer system, MIT Press, p. 68, ISBN 0-262-01257-X, retrieved 2011-05-07 
  3. ^ Steve L. Kent (2001), The ultimate history of video games: from Pong to Pokémon and beyond: the story behind the craze that touched our lives and changed the world, Prima, p. 143, ISBN 0-7615-3643-4, retrieved 2011-05-01, "Despite the success of his game, Iwatani never received much attention. Rumors emerged that the unknown creator of Pac-Man had left the industry when he received only a $3500 bonus for creating the highest-grossing video game of all time." 

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