The game was originally called Puckman, derived from the Japanese phrase pakupaku, which describes the motion of eating or munching. When Bally/Midway brought the game to America, they had to change it to Pac-man.

The game was originally called Puckman, derived from the Japanese phrase pakupaku, which describes the motion of eating or munching. When Bally/Midway brought the game to America, they had to change it to Pac-man.

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