Pac-Man was created by Namco designer, Toru Iwatani. When Iwatani cut the first quarter out of a pizza, it resembled the original video game icon.
Atari's recreation Edit
Atari recreated the Pac-Man game; however, it was criticized for its flickering ghosts. The character for Pac-Man was virtually the same as the Namco-designed one. Pac-Man returns in the Atari.