Two things have evolved over the past thirty years and reached unbelievable levels of popularity, the Pacman arcade game, and casino gambling. creators of Pacman may have never envisioned that the two would come together.
Pacman became a hit in the eighties as one of the most played video games in the history of the world. Casino gambling and mobile gaming have become hot over the past decade, and Namco has brought the two world’s together, much to the joy of gamers and gamblers alike.
Namco has developed a slot game that is downloadable to mobile devices that is modeled after the popular eighties arcade game of the same name. The slot features three reels, with the traditional symbols of cherries, sevens, and bars being found on the game. The Pacman characters can be found throughout the game.
Bally Technologies is a well-known name within the gaming industry, and they purchased the licensing rights to Pacman in the seventies, shortly after the company acquired Space Invaders, another popular video game.
Bally’s attempt at video game fame, however, fell short of expectations when their Bally Astrocade video game console failed to meet expectations, largely due to the high pricing. Soon after, Bally’s entered the gaming industry and began developing slot machines that are still used in casinos around the world today.
Pacman turns thirty today, and thanks to its popularity and gambling expansion, many fans can celebrate tonight with their favorite game, hoping to get lucky, steer clear of the dreaded ghosts, and win a couple of extra bucks in the process.