Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Misery: Pac-Man, Devourer Of Souls

Of all my favorite Halloween monsters ghosts are my number one. Combine that with my love of video games and it's no wonder I love Pac-Man. Fun fact, a lot of people don't realize this, but in a way Pac-Man was the 1st survival horror video game; and Creepypasta explains best just how horrifying this game is. Now, throw in my love of cartoons and we have a winner with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures!

That's right, there's a new Pac-Man cartoon, and it's on the Disney Channel? How did I not know about this until now? I love Pac-Man and I still remember the first time I pumped quarters into a Pac-Man arcade machine, instant love! So, let's take a look at this ghostly toon.

It always amazes me how even the simplest of video games got a cartoon. I mean seriously, a Pac-Man cartoon!? There isn't exactly much of a story there! Most video game cartoons are just awful (we all remember The Legend of Zelda cartoon and the infamous "Excuuuuse me, princess!" catch phrase) but at least they're good for a laugh. Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures is no exception to the terrible video game cartoon rule. It's so-so story wise and kind of painful to watch, but I really like how they've characterized and differentiated the 4 original Pac-Man Ghosts, they look great. 

I don't know why, but there's a huge, barfing Pac-Man toy based on the new cartoon. Does this make any sense to anyone?

The Micro Figures and Gooage toys based on the cartoon look interesting, but they seem to be seriously skimping on the ghosts everywhere. I would like to see less Pac-Man figures and more of Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde. The Basic Figures look nice, but there is not one single ghost amongst the Basic Figures! What the crap!? I don't care about Pac-Man and his lame friends, give me more ghosts! Come on BANDAI!

The 80s version of Pac-Man. Just, wow. I love it!

Has anyone seen the new Pac-Man toys in stores yet?


  1. Oh yes i have seen the at Toys R' Us and Target.

    1. Hmm, I may grab one micro figures gooage pack. Maybe I'll get lucky and actually find a ghost.

  2. I saw them at Target. I also remember the cartoon. It was horrible but I still watched. If my memory serves me correctly it used to be on the USA Cartoon Express - after it's short run on Saturday mornings.

    1. I never knew about the original cartoon, but if I did I totally would've watched it! I dream to one day own a Pac-Man arcade machine and beat the world record.