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Atari National Pac Man Day is April 3rd (1982)!


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#21 Scott Stilphen

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:59 AM

Here's some from a local newspaper, proving that the game was indeed available a few weeks earlier.

 

Btw, I'm not sure why this thread is in the Arcade Life section since the whole Pac-Man Day event was about the VCS version :)

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#22 Arenafoot

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:45 PM

Today is the day! Happy National Pac Man Day!

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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#23 dauber

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:08 PM

BTW, even though National Pac-Man Day was named by Atari in the early '80s and this is the arcade sub-forum, it may seem that this is off-topic. BUT....Atari DID release the arcade game Pac-Mania in the US, so....there ya have it. :)


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#24 Arenafoot

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 12:24 PM

coming in five days................

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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#25 Justin

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:39 AM

YEP! Let's keep this going! Thanks for the reminder Arenafoot!  :pac_man:


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:29 PM

4 days until..........

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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 01:38 AM

now 3 days to go..............

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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#28 Justin

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:51 PM

now 3 days to go..............

 

 

Arenafoot —Notice those last two posts mention the "Tampa Bay Rowdies" in the fine print. I'm sure you know they were a USFL football team for Tampa, FL. I know you love Arena Football, obviously, so I thought you might have noticed that. Also love that Busch Gardens Dark Continent mention too.



#29 Arenafoot

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:26 PM

Arenafoot —Notice those last two posts mention the "Tampa Bay Rowdies" in the fine print. I'm sure you know they were a USFL football team for Tampa, FL. I know you love Arena Football, obviously, so I thought you might have noticed that. Also love that Busch Gardens Dark Continent mention too.

The newspapers ads are from March-April 1982.....

USFL = Tampa Bay Bandits (owned by Burt Reynolds) 1983-1985

 

I had to look up to see what the TB Rowdies was actually...... https://en.wikipedia...wdies_(1975–93)

part of the North American Soccer League - at that time.


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:30 AM

The newspapers ads are from March-April 1982.....

USFL = Tampa Bay Bandits (owned by Burt Reynolds) 1983-1985

 

I had to look up to see what the TB Rowdies was actually...... https://en.wikipedia...wdies_(1975–93)

part of the North American Soccer League - at that time.

 

 

Woops, you're absolutely right Arenafoot! I knew that and should have googled what I was talking about first. I confused my leagues and documentaries. Watched "30-for-30" on the history of the USFL, and "Once In A Lifetime" on the history of the Cosmos and NASL. Wires crossed. Still cool to see it in your National Pac-Man Day advertisements though!


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:36 PM

tomorrow..........

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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:23 AM

Happy Atari National Pac-Man Day!!

 

https://www.pinteres...an-day-april-3/

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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#33 TrekMD

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:21 AM

Waca Waca Waca :pac_man: :pac_man: :pac_man:


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#34 nosweargamer

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

Thanks for the reminder!

It just so happened I got this last week, so it made a perfect thing to celebrate Pac-Man Day with!

 
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