Pac-Man is one of the oldest video game characters in general with him being the main protagonist of Pac-Man the game which was released in May 22nd 1980 in Japanese Arcades already.


While he started at that “Dot Eating Pizza” thing, he got arms and legs in illustrations soon and appeared that way in multiple Pac-Man games later which strived away from the dot-eating arcade classic mechanics.

Pac-Man Render

Today there are Pac-Man Point & Click Adventures, Racers, Platformers and Pac-Man even made it into crossover fighting games like the Playstation versions of Street Fighter X Tekken in 2012 and Super Smash Bros. 4 WiiU and 3DS in 2014. He is alsp a playable racer in the Arcade exclusive Mario Kart Arcade GP (2005) and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (2007).

In June 2014, we made him the character of the Month which resulted in around ten Pac-Man fan arts.


Pac-Man from the Pac-Man Games and many Crossovers: an Overview

Charactername: Pac-Man / Mr. Pac-Man   Developed /Created by Namco
Gameseries:  Pac-Man and many Cross-Over games   First seen in: Arcades
First Game: Pac-Man   Year first seen in: 1980
Last Game: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 (2016)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Main Protagonist, Racer, Fighting Game Character      
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:     See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Pac-Man

Super Smash Bros 4 Wii U & 3DS (2014)

Pac-Man SFXT Art

Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)

Pac-Man World 3 (2005)



Pac-Man drawn for the Game-Art-HQ Video Game Character Database


If you ever played one of the original Pac-Man games you will remember one thing for sure:

“wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka”

That sound when Pac-Man runs through the labyrinth and eats as many of the dots as possible and it’s always making that “wakka wakka wakka” sound the whole time 🙂

Eric DeSantis had this sound for the whole time in his head when he was drawing his take on Pac-Man for our game character database I bet. It took him over an hour for the whole creation but you can see a time-compressed video of him drawing it right here 🙂

I recommend to visit Eric / Superedco’s deviantART gallery as well, you can find a lot of awesome stuff there including many other artworks made for GA-HQ Art Collaborations!



Pac-Man in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Pac-Man June 2014


by Brendan Corris

Pac-Man Eats all the Ghostsl

Eat all the Ghosts!

by Graphikad

Pac-Man is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration but was the character of the month in June 2014!


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Pac-Man

Pac-Man Fan Art 1


by Brendan Corris

Pac-Man Skull

Pac-Man Skull Art

by Thomas Diana

Pac-Man in Smash Bros

Pac-Man in Smash Bros.

by Nick Savino




Updates and additions in Pac-Man’s Gallery and Character Overview:

04.11.2017 – Added the excellent Pac-Man illustration by SuperEdco as well as more official art updated the whole gallery



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