>> Monday, May 28, 2007
The original artwork for the jewel case covers of CD-i Arcade Classics was far more raunchy and risque than NAMCO wished for its highly protected Intellectual Property. Produced by Johnny Wood who worked on the art for a host of other games including Pac-Panic and Atlantis - The Last Resort, his design for the Arcade Classics cover featured Ms Pac-man in leather boots holding a power pellet suggestively while the ghosts cower around the corners. NAMCO voiced concern over this inital cover which was immediately reissued in a family friendly version stripping Ms Pac-man of the previous sexy imagery, wiping away the lipstick adding a pair of wellington boots and cute eyelashs with non-suggestive themes and NAMCO were happy!
Philips ADS were given a Pac-man arcade board with the chipset for Ms Pac-man to wire up so they had everything to do a decent conversion. It wasn't a straight port however, the entire game was upgraded to a 256 colour palette and also extra levels were added courtesy of Johnny Wood and authorised by NAMCO.
Below you'll find a video of Arcade Classics on CD-i, including the 'family-friendly' CD-i cover:
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