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When originally released to the Arcade, Pac-Man was a blast. Quarters after quarters, players enjoyed playing it. It was simple enough for the first game to be fun, but its ever evolving difficulty made that gameplay never got boring. Every quarters a player would put in the machine was rewarding. At least, to 1980’s arcade gamers.

Original Pac-Man arcade cabinet picture courtesy of

Install a Pacman arcade cabinet and let people play. Either they never played the game and will have a few minutes of fun, then want to pass to the next title; either they played it on arcade or early game console and play on nostalgia for a few games before passing to something else. Gameplay is just too slow compared to modern video games. People got better at playing games and want more excitement.

It IS a good game that is still playable today, but doesn’t compare very well with modern titles. That’s until they created Pac-Man Championship Edition, in 2007. Pac-Man Championship Edition was made by the same Tōru Iwatani that created the original Pac-Man. It was a modernized look to the classic title. It was made available on XBLA, PSN, 3DS, Android, iOS, and other cellphones. Then came the Namco Generations brand – likely triggered by the success of Pac-Man C.E. – where Namco started to modernize their classic games and have them downloadable on XBLA & PSN. The first Namco Generations title was Pac-Man Championship Edition DX and had more gameplay features than the original Pac-Man C.E.