Websites such as WebPacMan.com, Playr.org, GamesGames.com and FreePacMan.org allow users to play "Pac Man" online for free. The sites include video walk-throughs, the ability to select a theme, star ratings and leader boards.
"Pac Man" made its debut in 1980. Some Web-based versions mimic the look and feel of the original Nintendo video game, while others take a modern twist on the graphics and only use the basic rules and characters from the original game. The name comes from "paku-paku," the Japanese sound of munching, and the game involves the main character eating pellets while avoiding enemies. Variations include "Ms. Pac Man" with a female main character and "Pac Land," a side-scrolling version.