The Casio Computer Co., Ltd. has just announced the release of A100WEPC, new model developed in collaboration with the iconic game PAC MAN, popular all over the world. The A100WEPC is based on the recent reissue of the digital clock F-100, originally released in 1978. The arcade game PAC-MAN was first released in 1980 by the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. (Namco). The F-100 watch, released in 1978, was the first watch Casio of quartz in a resin case, which offers advanced functionality with a stopwatch, digital alarm and calendar functions.
The style is designed to evoke a fun and retro look of the PAC-MAN game. The watch face features colorful PAC-MAN pixelated characters and ghosts, while the central ILLUMINATOR logo is rendered using the PAC-MAN font.
In addition, the design of the dial faithfully reproduces the PAC-MAN game screen, which include details such as the pink line, which marks the exit from the nest from which the ghosts emerge. The gold watch case is inspired by the color of the PAC-MAN arcade game cabinet and the upper strap is laser etched with a rendering of the PAC-MAN being chased by ghosts. Another striking feature is that the reverse scene with the PAC-MAN chasing ghosts is reproduced on the bottom bracelet.
The back of the box also features the PAC-MAN logo and icons, and the watch comes with special packaging printed with PAC-MAN character symbols and the game score screen to give you the complete look of the PAC-MAN game.
PAC-MAN: iconic and timeless
The PAC-MAN was made popular by a concept anyone could understand – eating! The game consists of a highly refined system, colorful graphics and bright pop characters running through a maze. Now, both the game and its characters have come to represent Japan and have thousands of fans around the world. In 2005, it was recognized by the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM (trademark of Guinness World Records Ltd.) as the “most successful coin operated game”. Currently, the PAC-MAN can be seen in several projects with the theme “Be PAC-TIVE!!"