How would you explain Pac-Man to a modern-day kid who’s used to the current state of incredibly realistic video games?
Comedian Nick Swardson put it best:
“We’ll be explaining it, and looking like freaks… ‘Well when I was your age, we had a game with a yellow circle. And it ate dots and fruit! And then it would be chased by ghosts!'”
That’s Pac-Man, in a nutshell.
So simple, yet so fun — and arguably one of the most recognizable video games in existence. It’s spawned countless spinoffs, sequels and versions — Ms. Pac-Man is a true masterpiece, if you ask me — but the original is still as playable and enjoyable as it was back in 1980.