::Pac-Man (character)


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Pac-Man is the protagonist fictional character of the 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, the character has appeared in more than 30 officially licensed game spin-offs,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> as well as in numerous unauthorized clones and bootlegs,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> spawned a variety of Pac-Man merchandise with his image, as well as a television series.<ref name=pacpage>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Pac-Man became a worldwide social phenomenon and Namco's mascot.<ref name=pacphenomenon>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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