Ms. Pac-Man

This lady’s got it all … She’s nothing but curves, has a great sense of style, and was one of the first female protagonists in video games. Relive the days of the early 80’s with this golden classic … Without any of the ridiculous hairstyles or legwarmers.


Game Details

Developer(s) General Computer Corporation
Midway Manufacturing
Publisher(s) Midway Manufacturing (Arcade Machine)
Series Pac-Man
Engine Pac-Man
Platform(s) Arcade, Various
Release January 13, 1981
Genre(s) Maze
Mode(s) Up to 2 players, alternating turns
Cabinet Standard upright, mini-upright and cocktail
Arcade system Namco Pac-Man
CPU 1x ZiLOG Z80 @ 3.072 MHz
Sound 1× Namco WSG (3-channel mono) @ 3.072 MHz
Display Vertically oriented, 224 × 288 resolution, 16 palette colors


Ms. Pac-Man is an arcade video game from the Golden Age. It was produced by Illinois-based Midway Manufacturing corporation, the North American publisher of Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man was released in North America in July 1981, and is one of the most popular arcade video games of all time. This popularity led to its adoption as an official title by Namco, the creator of Pac-Man, which was released in the United States in late 1980. Ms Pac-Man introduced a female protagonist, new maze designs, and several other improved gameplay changes over the original Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man became the most successful American-produced arcade game, selling 115,000 arcade cabinets.


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