Pac Man, readying to gobble cherries, is above the words EAT FRUIT! The picture is surrounded by the white dots that he eats in the game. These dots are encircled by a blue light on a black background.
Hallmark $1.00 Hallmark Cards, Inc. Made in U.S.A. LP761-0
© 1982 MIDWAY TM OF MIDWAY MFG
Pac-Man was an arcade game developed in 1980 by the Japanese video game developer Namco. Released to the American public in October 1980 by the Delaware video game distributor, Midway, the game claimed immediate success upon its reception. It has since become synonymous with arcades and video gaming, catapulting itself into a cultural tour de force for many a generation. Pac-Man even inspired a top ten hit single and a cartoon series in the early-to-mid eighties. One of the original Pac-Man arcade games is a part of the Smithsonian collection in Washington D.C., along with an exhibit in New York's Museum of Modern Art. Other contemporaneous, popular arcade games during the period were Space Invaders and Asteroids.