Pac-Man video game celebrates its 35th birthday

This close up view of a monitor shows the electronic video game Pac-Man in 1983. (AP Photo)

Pop culture phenomenon Pac -Man celebrated its 35th birthday this week.

On May 22, 1980, the game made its debut in Japanese arcades.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Pac-Man is the most recognizable video game character of all time.

Pac-Man's creator has said the character was actually meant to attract female gamers to expand on the traditionally male audience.
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