Posted: May 21, 2010 1:02 PM by Associated Press
Today is a big birthday for one of the original icons of video gaming.
Pac-man is 30 years old.
The game is credited with making video arcades popular, and is listed as the most successful coin-operated game ever by Guinness.
To celebrate the anniversary, the company that makes the game has released the championship editions for i-Phone and i-Pad.
So waht was the inspiration for such a simple, but successful game? Pizza.
The man who created is says he ordered a whole pie one day, took out a slice and a light went on.