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The video game that started a revolution is turning the big 4-0.

Pac-Man debuted at a Tokyo movie theater arcade on May 22nd, 1980. The phenomenon took over arcades worldwide, spawned cartoons, cereals and toys and had sequels like Ms. Pac-Man and Super Pac-Man.

Game designer Toru Iwatani was inspired to create Pac-Man after he removed a slice from a pizza. Genius….

Check out the history of the legendary and iconic game, below!

The History of Pac-Man

This is of course from the great Icons series that G4 used to show. I wish they would bring it back, it was a great show. I'll get more normal Arcade vids up...

What YOUR favorite version of Pac-Man?

How old were you when you started playing it?