(CNN NEWSOURCE) – Pac-Man is 40 years old today!
The maze video game debuted in a Tokyo arcade on May 22, 1980.
It was originally called “Puck-Man,” but the game’s American distributor feared kids would change the “P” to an “F” on the marquee so they changed it and Pac-Man was born.
It innovated game play with a defined main character and the first “Power Up.”
While Pac-Man is simple, it’s also deceptively difficult.
To this day, only a handful of people have completed a perfect game, finishing with no lives lost and the maximum number of points from each level.