In celebration of the Pacman arcade game's 30th anniversary, we're looking back at some of our favorite facts about the game that helped define a generation.

On May 22, 1980, a little yellow circle named Pac-Man made its way into our hearts and onto our arcade screens, effectively changing the world of video games forever.

Pac-Man is a classic arcade game originally designed and developed in 1980 by Japanese video game designer Toru Iwatani, and published by Namco.

Rally-X was released in June 1982, but Pacman was not released until July 29th, 1980. The release of both games was a marketing strategy from Namco.

If you think it's a good idea to eat all the pellets to try and beat this game, maybe you should reconsider. Technically, it is possible. However, you will not win.

There are five dots in a game, one of which will turn blue after eating it.  If a player eats their fifth dot, they win the game!

The reason the ghosts move in two directions is because they were designed as characters who could walk both forwards and backwards.

There is enemy named Blinky. Blinky was given his name because he blinks red eyes from a distance and chases Pacman. Other enemies in the game are named Pinky, Inky and Clyde.

In 2006, the mascot made an appearance on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC for $2.99. This version of the game had a redrawn look and sound effects.

Pacman wasn't always yellow. The Japanese version of the game was a little blue, and the American version was orange