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Arguably the most popular video game character ever created, Pac-Man makes his way to your home in this self-titled cartridge for the NES. As most people with any sense of popular culture know, Pac-Man is a yellow, pie-shaped little guy with an enormous appetite. Your job is to guide him around a maze, gobbling up all of the dots.
During your feast, four ghosts will chase after you. If you let Blinky, Pinky, Inky, or Clyde touch Pac-Man, you lose a life, unless, of course, you have recently eaten an energizer dot. When you do eat an energizer dot, Pac-Man can eat the ghosts for extra points. There are four of these type of dots on the screen, one in each corner of the maze. Another way to get extra points is to eat the fruit that bounces from time to time throughout the maze.
When you have cleared the maze, you start the process all over again, this time with faster ghosts and a different kind of fruit. As it says on the box, this version of Pac-Man came out ten years after Namco's original arcade classic. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide