A Pac-Man upright coin-operated arcade machine, first production, 1980, by Midway Co.,
Lot 259W
A Pac-Man upright coin-operated arcade machine, first production, 1980, designed by Midway for the Bally Co.,
Sold for £900 (US$ 1,405) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Pac-Man upright coin-operated arcade machine,
first production, 1980, designed by Midway for the Bally Co.,
No. 5520, coin-entry slide for Franc coins, programming in English, portrait-mask colour screen with legend symbols and instructions, above joystick and push-button controls, title banner above, in wood-effect case with black trim - 59.1/2in. (151cm) high, 19.3/4in. (50cm) wide

Footnotes

  • This is a good example of a world-wide icon which started out as a piece of computer information, trapped inside an electronic program. Only after Pac-Man's release in 1980 did hardware merchandise sell rapidly.
    In the game, Pac-Man has to ovoid the ghosts, named Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. The current world-record was set in 1999 with one player getting as far as level 255, with 3,333,360 points.

    Due to a bug in the original software, level 256 is corrupted which makes the right-hand side of the screen jumbled and impossible to play. This example is offered in working condition and untouched from new.
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