The Nintendo Game Boy was released in 1989.
Pac-Man Gumball Bank
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/11/2008
In 1980, Namco released Pac-Man, an extremely popular video game designed by Toru Iwatani and distributed in North America by Bally/Midway. It was the first video game to spawn a marketing phenomenon, including licensed books, clocks, radios, a Saturday morning cartoon, and gadgets like this combination gumball machine and coin bank.