Japan’s ‘Father of PAC-MAN’ arcade game dies at 91

Japanese toy and game software maker Bandai Namco Holdings said on Monday that its founder Masaya Nakamura, known as "Father of PAC-MAN", has died at the age of 91. Nakamura, who has served as a top adviser to the company, died on Jan. 22, the group said in a statement. PAC-MAN, a monster-eating game, went on sale in 1980 and proved a big hit in Japan and internationally, prompting the Guinness Book of World Records to name it as the world's most successful arcade game at the time.

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