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Pac-Man Creator Shows Off Original Sketches

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A whole bunch of original drafts of gaming’s foremost pellet-munching yellow circle dude were recently posted on imgur. Penciled by the game’s creator, Toru Iwatani, the pics show off some pretty rad hand-drawn sketches on graph paper.

You may remember Iwatani as the guy who had his hand chomped off by alien Pac-Man in the trailer for last month’s Adam Sandler comedy, Pixels.

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We’ll spare you the gruesome aftermath.

Since no one wants to see or read about Pixels, let’s take a look at Iwatani’s lovely sketches of the game’s titular hero, his ethereal nemeses, and even an entire stage.

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And in case you want to know how they came up with the name Pac-Man, this clip from Edgar Wright’s infinitely wonderful Scott Pilgrim vs. the World explains why its original title, Puck-Man, didn’t pan out.

 

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