It’s amazing to think how 40 years passed by so quickly. Like many who were born in 1980 and before that, one of the most iconic video games of all time, Pac-Man, turns 40 this year.
In celebration of the Pac-Man‘s 40th anniversary, fans of the game can do show their love for the game in style with a new limited-edition Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcades cabinet, manufactured by Numskull Designs in collaboration with Bandai Namco.
This limited-edition arcade cabinet is, as its name suggests, a 1/4-scale replica of the original Pac-Man arcade cabinet many would find in arcades in the days of yore. Aside from its reduced size, it’s every bit as identical to the original, complete with the artwork, buttons and joystick, and – most importantly – the original Pac-Man arcade ROM for your nostalgic gaming goodness.
The cabinet comes in two variants; the standard edition (US$149.99), and the signed edition (US$349), which comes with the signature of the game’s original creator, Toru Iwatani. Only 256 units of the signed edition will be made worldwide, with 256 alluding to the total number of levels in the original game.
But that’s not all — there will also be complementary Pac-Man 40th anniversary swag up for grabs, including a 9-pin badge set (US$29.99), a set of 3 pairs of themed cotton socks (US$16.99), and a Pac-Man anniversary gift set (US$19.99).
The Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcades cabinet, along with the rest of the goodies above, are now available for pre-order. Delivery is estimated to begin on July 2020.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.