’80s arcade icon claims top video game spot in poll

He has been eating for all these years and still hasn’t gained any weight. It was on May 22, 1980 when the video game was released in Japan.

The story goes that the game’s creator, Toru Iwatani, wanted to develop a game that would appeal to both women and men, unlike Space Invaders, Asteroids, and other more violent electronic games of the time.

Who could have predicted that the yellow cake-shaped character, who slides through a maze gobbling dots and dodging ghosts, would become a legend in the world of video games and beyond?

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