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Bandai Namco replaces Ms. Pac-Man from a new character Pac-Mom – Gaming – .Geeks

Bandai Namco has the character of Mrs. Pac-Man for Arcade Archives Already Released: Replace Pac-Lan with Pac-Mom. It is possible that the disappearance of the iconic game character is related to a legal dispute.

The accident has already been noticed Twitter user Nick C and has According to Polygon All about a protracted legal dispute about Ms. Pac Man. While the rights to the female yellow creature still belong to Bandai Namco, the American console maker AtGames meanwhile owns the rights to the character. For such a release, the Japanese game company will have to pay royalties to AtGames.

To get around this, Bandai Namco may have opted for a different look than she originally had Miss. It was Pac-Man. Unlike that character, Pac-Mom does not have a red bow, but a pink hat. Also, the mother character does not wear red shoes, but pink shoes. For unknown reasons, Baby Pac’s appearance has also been changed.

Ms. Pac-Man was originally created by General Computer Corporation. Indirectly at least, since the company initially made conversion kits for existing Atari Arcade vaults. The Japanese company eventually stopped this, after which the GCC laid the foundations for the lady. Selling Pac-Man to Bandai Namco. Decades later, console maker AtGames bought the GCC rights to licensed game consoles.

For years there was Talk about fading out from ms. Pac-Man from Pac-Man canon, almost always in connection with various legal disputes. A set of Pac-Man games will be released in May under the name Pac-Man Museum Plus. It’s a collection of 14 classics from the franchise, and you probably don’t rule out the chance of Mrs. Pac-Man game.


The new character Pac-Mom in the Arcade Archives: Pac-Land and the original scene with Ms. Pac Man. picture via Nick C