New ‘Pac-Man’ parody levels up into noir territory

By Arturo Garcia
Friday, May 24, 2013 22:12 EDT
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Mr. and Mrs. 'Pakman' in 'Goodnight Sweet Pakman' short
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The stars of the classic Pac-Man video game series get a noir makeover in a new video parody by animator Chris Weller.

“Goodnight Sweet Pakman” begins with a sweet moment between Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man before the stakes are dramatically raised, as Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde — now not just floating beasties but hitghosts armed to the (metaphorical) teeth — come tearing down their block guns a-blazing, literally.

Of course, the couple can count on their trusty power pellets to turn the tide. But as they level up, the ghosts’ arsenal becomes more vast. Suffice to say, hope you have some extra quarters.

The short, produced by Chris Osbrink, debuted as part of an interactive film festival sponsored by gaming site Machinima on Thursday, and can be seen below.

[h/t Geek Tyrant]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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