Cruise Elroy: A Pac-Man Linkfest
November 3, 2007 6:33 PM   Subscribe

Is it just not enough to play Pac-Man on the Atari, PC, OS X dashboard, web, and cellphone? Try Pac-Gentleman, the Pac-Man board game, or just get some costumes and do it yourself.

Still not enough? Master the game, watch the 1984 cartoon (sample episode, more on YouTube), eat the cereal, listen to the tribute album, watch a documentary about the players, or just wait for the inevitable Pac-Man Hollywood Movie.

(Also: lots of awesome Pac-Mania previously on MeFi. I don't think I duplicated any previous links, apologies if I did.)
posted by churl (16 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This is why copyrights should expire, I mean if something enters the public consciousness like this it out to become public domain, IMO.
posted by delmoi at 6:40 PM on November 3, 2007 [1 favorite]

More pictures of Pac-Gentleman.
posted by churl at 6:45 PM on November 3, 2007

that first video is very very cool! :) thanks
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 6:55 PM on November 3, 2007

Churl, how could you forget Pac-Man Text Adventure (Pac-Man if it were done by Infocom circa 1985)?

Fun post, you've given me good stuff for a lazy Sunday afternoon, thanks!
posted by barnacles at 7:01 PM on November 3, 2007

Damnit! I meant to include that in the main text. Thanks barnacles!
posted by churl at 7:05 PM on November 3, 2007

I used to have the Pac Man Fever LP. Then, while in high school, in a fit of ignorance, I sold it at a yard sale for $2.
posted by dgbellak at 7:46 PM on November 3, 2007

Judging from some of the stuff Phillips is doing, soon you'll be able to have an interactive Pac Man tattoo.
posted by autodidact at 8:00 PM on November 3, 2007

Wow. I spent a small fortune in the 80's on Pac-Man. That Chasing Ghosts movie looks like it might be good. I clicked on the player profiles and read about Todd Rogers who played Journey Escape for 85 hours and 46 minutes straight. When Dig Dug came out, there was a kid from my hometown that held the high score for a little while. He's working at the U.N. now as an interpreter.
posted by Sailormom at 9:00 PM on November 3, 2007

If you like Pac-Man and have an Xbox 360, you should download Pac-Man Championship Edition.
posted by MegoSteve at 9:17 PM on November 3, 2007

I was given the Pac-Man board game as a child. Hungry-Hungry-Hippos it was not.
posted by furtive at 9:30 PM on November 3, 2007

This seems like as good a place as any to point out that my 2005 AskMe thread "Where did the Pac-Man term "Cruise Elroy" come from?" finally got an answer two years later thanks to thatweirdguy2.
posted by danb at 10:01 PM on November 3, 2007

Heh. My kid's dentist has an original Pac Man arcade machine in the reception room. There's a sign on it..."Please play gently. I'm old and fragile"
posted by Thorzdad at 5:22 AM on November 4, 2007

In 1982, I though the "Garcia" in Buckner & Garcia was the same as the Jerry Garcia I sometimes heard about.

I also thought for many years that the spiky haired Woody in the Rolling Stones was the same spiky haired Woody from the Bay City Rollers.
posted by stevil at 9:13 AM on November 4, 2007

In 1982, I though the "Garcia" in Buckner & Garcia was the same as the Jerry Garcia I sometimes heard about.

Ha, me too! I bought that Pac-Man Fever LP and thought it was a pretty good jam - "Do the Donkey Kong" and the Journey-sounding "I'm the Defender" kicked all kinds of ass.

I saw JerryBear listed in the Columbia House Record Club catalogs and thought there might be some more video game tunes, but never got around to ordering any.
posted by porn in the woods at 10:04 AM on November 4, 2007

I had the Pac-Man boardgame as a kid. It sucked eggs.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 3:28 PM on November 4, 2007

a few years ago i dressed my BF up as pac-man for halloween. what did i wear? a ghost costume. inky, blinky, pinky, or clyde? none of the above. what? you know, like a ghost...woooo...white sheet and eyeholes. wooo! you are soo retarded. woooooo!
posted by sexyrobot at 11:33 PM on November 4, 2007

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