Pac-Man has been around for SUCH a long time, I don’t know many people who haven’t heard of it. The game about the yellow dot eating ghosts (sounds kind of trippy, huh?) is actually the highest grossing arcade game ever!
Gaming’s first major mascot, and perhaps its most recognizable and enduring character, Pac-Man burst onto the scenes in 1980 and became an overnight sensation. In an era where almost all games were space-themed shooters, Pac-Man’s non-violent, maze-chase gameplay presented something fresh and new. It also did something else few other games did at that time – and that was appeal to female gamers.
So, how has Pac-Man made? Oh, about $7 BILLION.
Read more about this and other great arcade games HERE!