Girl Power has prevailed, and Ms. Pac-man is now in The World Video Game Hall of Fame. Released in 1982, two years after the original Pac-Man game made it’s debut, Ms. Pac-Man and her bow became one of the Top 5 selling arcade games of all time. By 1987 over one-hundred thousand Ms. Pac-Man video game cabinets had been sold.
Game play is similar to the original Pac-Man game, the title character is chased by four ghosts through a maze, gobbling up pellets and when you eat a power pellet the ghosts change from colors to all blue and then you can chase them.
The four ghosts are Pinky (pink), Inky (cyan), Blinky (red) and Sue (orange), which is a slight change from Pac-Man where that orange ghost is named Clyde.
All sorts of electronic games can be up for consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame including arcade, console, computer, handheld and mobile games. The hall looks at how popular a particular game is when making their decision. They also will consider the game's influence on the video game industry and even pop culture through the years.
According to The New York Post, joining Ms. Pac-Man in the Video Game Hall of Fame will be "Dance Dance Revolution," "Sid Meier's Civilization" and "Legend of Zelda."
Credit: Associated Press