Since the 1980s, gamers around the world have enjoyed guiding a yellow puck around a screen, eating pearls and evading ghosts.

Namco’s mega hit Pacman is, without a doubt, the Japanese company’s most successful and iconic video game.

Pacman is such a cultural staple of  video games that he continues to be present and reinvented for modern generations, such as through social media or impersonation.

Despite the proliferation of Pacman into video game and geek culture for over 30 years, one descriptive aspect of the character has gone fairly unnoticed: his eyes.

Pacman’s eyes are the shape of… Pacman.

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Owner, founder and editor-in-chief at Vamers, Hans has a vested interest in geek culture and the interactive entertainment industry. With a Masters degree in Communications and Ludology, he is well read and versed in matters relating to video games and communication media, among many other topics of interest.