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Pac-Man Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Gorgeous New Arcade Cabinet

Pac-Man developed his insatiable appetite for dots 40 years ago. Remarkably, he's still hungry to this day and generations of fans have indulged Pac-Man ever since. There have been plenty of variations on Pac-Man gameplay--some good, others quite bad. The original version still holds up today, and if you're looking for a neat new way to recapture nostalgia for the iconic game, a 40th anniversary arcade cabinet from Bandai Namco and Numskull Designs is up for pre-order.

Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcade | $130-$300

A limited-edition version signed by the creator of Pac-Man is limited to 256 units

The 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcade costs $120 and comes in at 16.92 x 8.27 x 6.3 inches, which makes it closer to the dimensions of a countertop machine. Made with a replica wooden shell and complete with a light-up marquee, all of the original buttons, and joystick, the cabinet has a vibrant design that really stands out. It also has a 40th anniversary logo on the front. The Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcade is available to pre-order from the Geek Store, with orders expected to ship in July.

If you're a huge Pac-Man fan, you can pre-order the $300 limited edition, which is signed by Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani. Only 256 units will be made, so the limited-edition is definitely a collector's item that will likely sell out quickly.

The cabinet is joined by a few other 40th anniversary products, including a three-pack of socks, a pin set, and a gift set containing a mug, keyring, and socks. My Arcade is also releasing a Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Micro Player for $40 later this summer. The six-inch cabinet is gold-plated and features a fully playable ROM of the original game.

Those who would prefer a full-size Pac-Man cabinet can grab Arcade1Up's 40th Anniversary Edition arcade machine for $399 at Walmart. Arcade1Up's cabinet comes with seven games: Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus, Super Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Pac-Land, Pac-Mania, and Galaga.

Pac-Man 40th anniversary game sales are running right now at the Nintendo Switch Eshop and Steam. For more game discounts, check out our roundup of the best digital game deals on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. With the holiday weekend practically here, we've put together a guide to the best Memorial Day deals as well.

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