Welcome to Kaya 959 Retro/Tecno!
Kaya 959 Retro/Tecno is a gaming series, where we board a time machine and go back, to a time when we would get excited to play arcade games with our friends at the Spaza shop.
In this first episode of Kaya 959 Retro/Tecno, we will be breaking down the first installments of the critically acclaimed classic, Pac-Man. We will delve into the inception, creation, mechanics, accolades and controversial theory of the true meaning of the game.
Pac-Man is a maze action game developed & directed by Toru Iwatani in 1980. Released by Namco for arcades. The original title was Puck-Man.
The player controls Pac-Man, whose objective is to eat all the dots inside an enclosed maze while avoiding four colored ghosts. The “Power Pellets” cause the ghosts to turn blue, and in turn, Pac-Man can eat them to gain extra points.
Pac-Man was a critically acclaimed commercial success, and is commonly listed as one of the greatest video games of all time
With that being said, there is a bit of controversy regarding the true meaning of Pac-Man. In the Interactive psychological thriller movie, Blackmirror – Bandersnatch, where the viewer can choose an optional multiple timeline throughout the movie and change the characters’ outcoome. There is a scene where two game developers discuss the underlying meaning of first generation video games, especially Pac-Man,
Ms. Pac-Man is a 1982 maze arcade game developed by General Computer Corporation and published by Midway and is the first sequel to Pac-Man
Ms. Pac-Man was acclaimed by critics for having a female protagonist. Critics have described it as superior to Pac-Man. It has been listed among the greatest video games of all time and as one of the most successful American arcade games ever made.
The objective of this series is to send you back in time, to a time you had less worries, and the simplest things caused the most amount of amusement.
Let us revisit memories of less complicated times
“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” Brian Tracy
Kaya 959 Retro/Tecno will be releasing new episodes every Thursday at Noon (12 p.m South Africa Standard Time), Thank you for tuning in.