subdirectory_arrow_right Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Game), Pac-Man Museum+ (Game), Pac-Man World Re-Pac (Game), Ms. Pac-Man (Game), Pac 'n Roll (Game), Pac-Man (Franchise), General Computer Corporation (GCC) (Company), AtGames (Company), Ms. Pac-Man (Collection)
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Attachment In 2019, AtGames, a company specializing in replica microconsoles containing compilations of retro or retro-styled games, acquired a portion of the rights to Ms. Pac-Man from General Computer Corporation, the company that made the original Ms. Pac-Man game for Midway and Namco - this led to a lawsuit over the IP, with an undisclosed turnout. After this, Ms. Pac-Man would begin to disappear from Pac-Man games, implying that AtGames won the case, with Ms. Pac being replaced by a character named Pac-Mom, who has a visual design resembling Ms. Pac-Man's mother from Pac 'N Roll.

Pac-Mom first appeared in the Arcade Archives release of Pac-Land through graphical modification to the original ROM, and would then be named for the first time in Pac-Man Museum+ alongside modifications to other games that originally featured Ms. Pac-Man such as Pac-in-Time, and would appear again in Pac-Man World: Re-Pac in place of Ms. Pac-Man.

Ms. Pac-Man's final appearance in an original title would be on the Pac-Land stage in 2018's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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subdirectory_arrow_right Pac-Man Museum+ (Game)
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Attachment The wheels on the ghost cars in Pac-Land feature a Manji, a symbol used in Buddhism to represent eternal cycling. In the Pac-Man Museum+ version of Pac-Land, the wheel design was changed to avoid resemblances to modern Swastikas associated with Nazism.
subdirectory_arrow_right Super Mario Bros. (Game)
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According to Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani, Pac-Land had a strong influence on the development of Super Mario Bros. In an interview with Geek Culture, Iwatani stated:

"I worked on the sequel “Pac-Land” and “Pac-Mania” and my favorite is “Pac-Land,” which is the pioneer of action games with horizontally running background. Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, who developed “Super Mario Bros.” told me that the game was influenced by Namco’s “PAC-LAND”."
subdirectory_arrow_right Pac-Man (Franchise)
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Attachment "ZIP, CARTOON - FIJIT REWIND 02", a common cartoon sound effect originating from the Hanna-Barbera sound library, is a sped up and reversed version of the Pac-Man cartoon theme song, better known as the theme song to Pac-Land.
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Sound effect alterations to reveal source material:
https://soundeffects.fandom.com/wiki/Sound_Ideas,_ZIP,_CARTOON_-_FIJIT_REWIND_02

Pac-Man cartoon 1982 theme song:
https://youtu.be/t-Ex3Ce1KNU
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Attachment The Japanese Arcade version has Pac-Man wearing a hat with a feather through it.

In the American arcade version, Pac-Man's has was changed to resemble the one he wore in the Pac-Man cartoon from 1982.

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