Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game and, subsequently, Pac-Man derivatives became a social phenomenon that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single.

In Ready Player One

In the book

James Halliday is said to have earned a perfect score on Pac-Man in the Gregarious Games break room.

On Archaide, Parzival performed a perfect game on a Pac-Man machine that had been marked as "Out of Order". He was rewarded with the 1981 Quarter Artifact.

In the film

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