Retro Rescued: Pac-Man Ball Darts!

Look at what I found this afternoon. It’s called Pac-Man Ball Darts but that doesn’t mean we will be throwing sharp objects at each other inappropriately. Sorry. The game looks really fun. You basically toss the Velcro balls at the target and try to land in the larger point areas of the maze. It came with the original instruction sheet too! This is just the kind of thing I like to collect. I can’t wait to hang it on the wall.

I was in a laundry mat/tanning salon yesterday and I spied a Ms. Pac-Man machine in the corner. I dropped in my 2 quarters and for a few fantastic minutes I was transported back to an arcade 25+ years ago. Wizzing around the mazes was just as satisfying as it ever had been. Trying to impress my friend I repeatedly chomped all 4 ghosts with the power pellets picking up the coveted 1600 points. I completed the first 3 mazes and I had forgotten there was 4th! Despite my best efforts I couldn’t reach the high score which was 119,000 but I came in at a respectable 106,000. I told the two 20 something attendants that I would return soon to conquer the machine. They smiled and laughed but something tells me they just don’t understand Pac-Man fever.

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1 thought on “Retro Rescued: Pac-Man Ball Darts!

  1. Wow. You have no idea how long I have been looking for an image of this set! My brother had it hanging on our closet door when we were kids. Thanks for posting this. It made me smile 😀

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