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I got a fever!

Pacman (Pac-Man) for the Atari 2600 ad from DC’s Detective Comics #518 (September 1982)
Pacman (Pac-Man) for the Atari 2600 ad from DC’s Detective Comics #518 (September 1982)

Fun facts: Even though it totally sucked compared to the arcade version, over seven million Atari 2600 cartridges of Pac-Man were sold.

It was a 4KB ROM cartridge.

The highest possible score for the arcade version of Pac-Man is 3,333,360 points.

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“What’s our vector, Victor?”

From the August 1985 issue of Antic — The ATARI Resource — magazine
From the August 1985 issue of Antic — The ATARI Resource — magazine

“…an awe-inspiring flight over realistic scenery…”
Lies! All lies! See for yourself below.

Thanks to this software, and trying to learn how to fly on an Atari 1200XL computer connected to a black and white TV set in the mid-1980s, I decided that I did not want to become a pilot when I grew up.

I thought the vector art used in the ad and packaging was pretty nifty tho.

Ooh! subLOGIC had a Telex number! Fancy.

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Whoa. It looks just like my iPhone!

So close.

Antic – The Atari Resource – August 1985
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