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Pac-Man Gets a Sweet Treat From Morinaga for His 40th Anniversary

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Confectionery company Morinaga is partnering with Pac-Man to celebrate the hungry hero’s 40th anniversary year with a commemorative browser game that will use Morinaga’s candy. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

Morinaga is known for the candy Hi-Chew. It is a soft, chewy candy popular both in and out of Japan. (Editor’s note: It isn’t too dissimilar from Starburst, if you’ve never had it.) Hi-Chew is also relatively inexpensive, as it is usually available for about ¥108 (about $1) per package or ¥270 (about $2.60) for a bigger 90 gram pack. Flavors range from soda to fruit to savory sweet chews, all in a mini pellet-shaped form. Pac-Man’s in-game power pellets will resemble these candies in the browser-based game.

Additionally, the Morinaga Pac-Man game will also feature two play modes: normal play and special play. Normal can be accessed easily from the landing page and will randomly choose from one of the of candy-themed stages. Currently, there are two stage options, the…


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