Retro Scan of the Week: “Good Gobbling and Good Luck”

April 10th, 2006 by Benj Edwards
Pac-Man Strategy School

From the golden era of fancifully-rendered video game character depictions comes this gem, a scan from the instruction manual of the Atari 800 version of Pac-Man. Considering what we actually see in the game, the illustrator (“HIRO”) has chosen quite a liberal interpretation of Pac-People, drawing them as anthropomorphic, rubbery stick figures with giant round heads. For more of Hiro’s skinny Pac-Men, check out this buck-toothed Pac-Guy running for his life while eating floating discs from the cover of the manual.

5 Responses to “Retro Scan of the Week: “Good Gobbling and Good Luck””

  1. Jakanden Says:

    While I remember the cover, I hadn’t seen the inside. That is pretty wicked =)

  2. Xerone Says:

    It says the bad guys are goblins. I was sure they were ghosts…

  3. Multimedia Mike Says:

    They all seem pretty cheerful despite the fact that many are not expected to make it back alive. Maybe their mood is lifted by the assortment of pin-ups in the bunker.

    Good find.

  4. Todd Says:

    Hilarious. The ghosts on the cover look wicked cool though.

  5. dreggy Says:

    it reminds me of that pac-man cristmas tv special

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