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I remember the night my family bought the Pac-Man video game for our Atari. I don't remember the exact date, but it wasn't long after it was released. This odd game with a bright yellow pie man eating dots and avoiding four little ghosts captured my pre-teen imagination. The sounds still echo in my memory bank as I remember mastering level after level, eating the power pellets and chasing after the Pinky, Blinky, Inky, and Clyde. Of course, I had had practice playing the arcade version prior to owning the home copy. Perhaps I picked up my love for fresh fruit and pretzels from playing Pac-Man.
|I wish I had this album still....|
Through the years, just like everything else Pac-Man has evolved. His look has changed, but his mission has remained the same, eat those pellets and power up! I'm still a fool for old school and like to play the original arcade version. Dave & Buster's even has a giant screen version of it. I had a chance to play it last summer.
Thanks to modern day technology, I don't have to drop quarter after quarter into the machine. I can play the game on my phone and online. I've promised myself if I ever win a large sum of money, I'll buy an arcade version because more than 30 years later, I still have Pac-Man fever.