Pac-Man Online is one of only a handful few diversions to have been reliably distributed for more than three decades, having been revamped on various stages and generated numerous spin-offs. Re-discharges incorporate ported and overhauled adaptations of the first arcade diversion. Various unapproved Pac-Man clones showed up not long after its discharge. The joined offers of fake arcade machines sold almost the same number of units as the first Pac-Man, which had sold more than 300,000 machines.
File:Pac-Man Atari 2600 footage.ogvPlay media
The Atari 2600 rendition of Pac-Man just fairly looked like the first and had the apparitions alternate showing up on the screen, making a gleam impact.
One of the first ports to be discharged was the highly censured port for the Atari 2600, which just to some degree looked like the first and was broadly reprimanded for its glimmering apparitions, because of the 2600’s constrained memory and equipment contrasted with the arcade machine. Despite the feedback, this variant of Pac-Man sold seven million units at $37.95 per copy, and turned into the top rated session ever on the Atari 2600 console. While getting a charge out of producing so as to begin deals achievement, Atari had overestimated request 12 million cartridges, of which 5 million went unsold. The port’s low quality harmed the organization’s notoriety among shoppers and retailers, which would in the end get to be one of the contributing components to Atari’s decrease and the North American computer game accident of 1983, close by Atari’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
In the interim, Coleco’s tabletop Mini-Arcade renditions of the diversion sold 1.5 million units in 1982.
II Computing recorded it tenth on the magazine’s rundown of top Apple II arrangement diversions starting late 1985, in view of offers and piece of the overall industry data, and in December 1987 alone Mindscape’s IBM PC adaptation of Pac-Man sold more than 100,000 copies. The amusement was additionally discharged for Atari’s 5200 and 8-bit PCs, Intellivision, the Commodore 64 and VIC-20, and the Nintendo Entertainment System. For handheld amusement comforts, it was discharged on the Game Boy, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy Color, and the Neo Geo Pocket Color.
The amusement has likewise been highlighted in Namco’s long-running Namco Museum computer game gatherings. Downloads of the diversion have been made accessible on amusement administrations, for example, Xbox Live Arcade, GameTap and Virtual Console. Namco has additionally discharged portable adaptations for BREW, Java, and iOS, and in addition Palm PDAs and Windows Mobile-based gadgets. A port of Pac-Man for Android can be controlled through an Android telephone’s trackball as well as through touch signals or its on-board accelerometer. Starting 2010, Namco had sold more than 30 million paid downloads of Pac-Man on BREW in the United States alone.
Microsoft discharged Microsoft Return of Arcade in 1996 and Microsoft Return of Arcade: Anniversary Edition in 2000 and incorporates Pac-Man as one of its packaged arcade games.
Furthermore, Namco has over and again re-discharged the amusement to arcades. In 2001, Namco discharged a Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga “Class of 1981 Reunion Edition” bureau with Pac-Man accessible for play as a shrouded diversion. To honor Pac-Man ’s 25th commemoration in 2005, Namco discharged a correction that formally highlighted every one of the three amuse