Gobble Up Pac-Man Free Of Charge Thanks To Apple’s App Of The Week Offer

Yesterday came and went like any other day, but it was in fact the seventh anniversary of the iPhone launch, which took place back in 2007.

What better way to celebrate, then, than with a free game of Pac-Man, which was part of the first wave of games for the iPhone when the App Store first opened?

Apple is offering free downloads of the game under its App of the Week banner, explaining that:

Each week, we select a great app and bring it to you, for free, as our App of the Week. (In-App Purchases sold separately.) More than 30 years after his arcade debut, gaming’s hungriest hero is still chomping pellets and ghosts—this time on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Using simple swipe controls or a virtual joystick, guide him around the classic coin-op maze or one of eight gorgeous new mazes, each with a unique twist on the traditional playfield.

Pac-Man for iOS was updated to version 5.0 one month ago, with Retina display support and eight new mazes made available, alongside the game’s classic coin-op maze.

Hey, if it’s good enough for senior government advisers to play during meetings at the White House, it’s good enough for you…

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Apple Revolution, published by Random House, and is currently writing a book about algorithms for Random House/Penguin to be published in 2014. He also covers the digital humanities for Fast Company. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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