A History of Food and Video Games Slideshow

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Pac-Man (1980)

This quintessential game, ingeniously built around the simple act of eating, featured an '80s icon — the floating yellow circle known as Pac-Man. The goal was to devour everything in sight while navigating a glowing blue maze and avoiding multicolored ghosts, which are obviously the yellow circle’s natural enemies. Or something. Apparently the plot made sense to Namco when they put the game out on the market in 1980, and soon after, Pac-Man Fever began.