Professor Pac-Man © 1983 Bally Midway.
This is a multiple choice quiz game featuring Pac-Man as a professor.
Bally Midway Astrocade hardware
Game No. 573
Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 1.789773 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Astrocade (@ 1.789773 Mhz)
Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 204 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 256
Players : 2
Buttons : 3
Professor Pac-Man was released in August 1983.
Midway thought they were on to the next big thing and planned to release software revisions every three months to keep people from memorizing the answers. Three software versions were planned: family (under 12), public (for bars, etc.) and prize (for casinos). Naturally, this game was almost an immediate flop and most operators only had it hanging around for as long as it took to get it shipped back to the distributor. Only 400 were ever made. It was programmed in FORTH language.
Developer: David Nutting Associates