World's Largest Pac-Man May Cause Nostalgia Overload
It’s likely the closest any of us will ever come to playing Pac-Man on an IMAX screen: At the recent International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) convention, arcade game distributor Bandai Namco debuted a massive version of the classic glide-'n'-gobble game on a 108-inch LED screen.
In addition to being enormous, Namco has updated the game so that two players can control their Pac-Men onscreen simultaneously—the second is green, a departure from the character’s classic yellow. Players with coins left can also select a "Continue" option after losing their last life to pick up where they left off.
The setup is part of Bandai Namco’s line of Pac-Man-branded titles, including an air hockey version (Pac-Man Smash) and mini-basketball (Pac-Man Basket). The LED billboard-style screen is expected to be able to play another classic video game, Galaga, in the near future. If you want one for your home arcade, it’ll set you back $10,995.