Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is an animated series based on
Namco's classic video game character, Pac-Man.
The series takes place on and around the planet Pac-World as well as its
Nether-World. Pac-Man and his friends (Spiral and Cylindria) help to
protect citizens from the threat of Ghosts after the seal that locked up
the Netherworld was accidentally opened by Pac.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Pac-Man (Japanese: パックマン, Hepburn: Pakkuman) is the protagonist
fictional character of the game franchise of the same name by Namco, who
was first introduced in the Japanese arcade game Pac-Man on May 22,
1980, in Japan, later released in the United States in October the same
year. Ever since, he has appeared in more than 30 officially licensed
game spin-offs, as well as in numerous unauthorized clones and bootlegs,
spawned a variety of Pac-Man merchandise with his image, as well as a
television series. Pac-Man became a worldwide social phenomenon and
Bandai Namco's mascot ever since he appeared in 1980.
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Pac-Man first appeared in the original action game of the same name.
Despite Pac-Man's legacy, Pac-Man himself would not appear again until
the 1982 arcade release of Super Pac-Man, which introduced a change into
Super Pac-Man (Pac-Man increased in size and invulnerability). Later
arcade games include Pac-Land, Pac-Mania and Pac-Man Arrangement, a
remake of the original Pac-Man. Pac-Man World was released in 1999 on
the PlayStation, and introduced new abilities to him (reminiscent to
Mario's and Sonic the Hedgehog's abilities). The game contributed
heavily to the series as well as the character and spawned two sequels
and a spin-off as well. Pac-Man World 2 features Pac-Man on an adventure
to rescue Pac-Land from an ancient spirit known as Spooky. Pac-Man World
3 was released in 2005 to celebrate Pac-Man's 25th anniversary. In Pac
'n Roll, a young Pac-Man is being trained by the great Pac-Master.
Several spin-offs have been released, such as a racing game Pac-Man
World Rally. Midway Games established a spin-off titled Ms. Pac-Man
(featuring Pac-Man's wife of the same name), which was created without
Namco's consent. Pac-Man appears in Street Fighter X Tekken as a
playable guest fighter, riding a giant Mokujin robot, and in Everybody's
Golf 6 as a playable guest golfer (through DLC). Pac-Man has also
appeared in all three Mario Kart Arcade GP installments as a playable
racer along with Ms. Pac-Man. Pac-Man is also a playable character in
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, co-developed by Sora Ltd.
and Bandai Namco Games. Sporting his classic design used in artwork for
the original game and in the Pac-Man World trilogy, Pac-Man's moveset is
based around early Pac-Man games and various other Namco arcade titles,
such as deploying a Power Pellet and dashing after it, summoning fire
hydrants from Pac-Land, or jumping on the trampoline from Mappy. An
Amiibo figure released of Pac-Man also allows Pac-Man elements to appear
in compatible Nintendo titles, such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario
Maker. Pac-Man is set to return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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