Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

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Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby Zeusdaz » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:38 pm

Hi everyone and welcome to the August 2017 edition of Which Is Best?
Last month I placed two classic ZX Spectrum games head to head, Atic Atac and Jet Pac and I can announce Atic Atac won this edition winning 24 of the votes compared to 22 votes for Jet Pac, good god this was a close one, came right down to the last 3 votes, up until that moment I had no idea which would win, I was grinning whilst counting them knowing this was going to be extremely tight.
It was interesting to see where your loyalties lied when it came to choosing one of these games over the other and this month it doesn't get easier for you ;-)

This month I place 2 but very different famous iconic games ever that sent arcade gaming into the skies and gave birth to so many future video games.
One game caused a shortage of coins in Japan and cost many people their jobs because of the addiction, the other game also appealed to females as it was a game that unlike many games where you chase and kill, this game had you running away 95% of the time, they are Space Invaders and Pac-Man.
Which for you is the game that slingshotted video games into the popular domain in the early days and considered the Grand Daddy of retro arcade gaming?!,...only you can decide that, happy voting!

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby MrPixel » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:28 am

the yen shortage is an urban legend. i'd say space invaders. the idea of actually fighting aliens was novel, and the 2600 port (of which i have and love) was excellent. over 100 variations and great control? beats pac man any day.

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby Xerus » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:27 am

Pacman is the first mascot/hero in the history of video games.
There were cartoons on TV, world championships around this game, and so on.
So I think the impact of Pacman in the 80s was superior to all other games.

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby DarkLord » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:25 pm

For me personally, Space Invaders. I still have that one song about the game.

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby wongck » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:20 pm

Space Invaders... introduced to me by my dad and his Japanese colleague in Tokyo. :thumbs:
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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby MrMaddog » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:02 pm

I'm saying Pac-Man because it had mainstream appeal which introduced video gaming to the public outside of the dark arcades. Let me put it like this, how many Space Invaders toys were there? :)

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Postby DarkLord » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:04 pm

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby MrPixel » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:38 am

MrMaddog wrote:I'm saying Pac-Man because it had mainstream appeal which introduced video gaming to the public outside of the dark arcades. Let me put it like this, how many Space Invaders toys were there? :)


"dark arcades" that's rich. and mainstream appeal? it STARTED IN AN ARCADE! now, if you;re referring to the godawful 2600 port on the other hand...


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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby Atarieterno » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:32 am

1- Space Invaders.
2- Pacman.
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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby wongck » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:30 am

according to some poll in 2007
1. Spave incader
2. Pam-can
https://web.archive.org/web/20110902230 ... 455080.ece

Of course different year different results... Pam-can is still in minds of peeplo because it's catroon are still being aired. There are no Spave Incaders cartoons.
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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby MrPixel » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:43 am

wongck wrote:according to some poll in 2007
1. Spave incader
2. Pam-can
https://web.archive.org/web/20110902230 ... 455080.ece

Of course different year different results... Pam-can is still in minds of peeplo because it's catroon are still being aired. There are no Spave Incaders cartoons.


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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby wongck » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:07 pm

MrPixel wrote:please upgrade your old dying, archaic typewriter from 1963 please

its emacs actullay
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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby MrPixel » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:38 pm

people still use that? wow. anyway, please type normally

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:48 pm

Um, you guys do know that the original post was in August 2017 don't you?

Elsewhere, the answer was called ages ago :lol:

Anyway, may the fun continue...

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby Zeusdaz » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:46 pm

1024MAK wrote:Um, you guys do know that the original post was in August 2017 don't you?

Elsewhere, the answer was called ages ago :lol:

Anyway, may the fun continue...

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby wongck » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:09 am

MrPixel wrote:people still use that? wow. anyway, please type normally

you maen VI.... those people don't tyep normally
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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby wongck » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:15 am

1024MAK wrote:Um, you guys do know that the original post was in August 2017 don't you?


umm... since 12 years bump are allowed
what's the problem with less than half a year bump?
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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby 1024MAK » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:52 pm

wongck wrote:
1024MAK wrote:Um, you guys do know that the original post was in August 2017 don't you?


umm... since 12 years bump are allowed
what's the problem with less than half a year bump?

Bump if you want to, but in Pac-Man it may cost you :lol:

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby DarkLord » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:57 am



The question was how many there were for Space Invaders, not how many *more* there were for Pacman. :)
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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby Zeusdaz » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:36 pm

Just for the record this "VS" edition ran between Aug - Sep 2017, Space Invaders won with a winning result of 22 votes to 13 votes for Pac-Man.

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Re: Space Invaders vs Pac-Man - Which Made The Biggest Impact?

Postby Eero Tamminen » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:58 am

I like Pac-Man more, there were also many different, good versions of it on Atari, compared to Space Invaders.

(Of the Invaders type of games, I like Galaga a lot more than Invaders.)


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