Pacman, the little yellow dot muncher that took the world by storm in 1980. He is the first video game character to become a household name. Not just a household name in fact, but a cultural icon. Take a look at the two videos below. The G4 icons video is really long but also dives into the fall of arcades. The Video Game Years version get more to the point. At any rate, these videos will explain the place that Pacman holds in pantheon of gaming.