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Casio Announces Retro Styling Digital Watch Featuring Iconic PAC-MAN Game

Casio announced today the release of the A100WEPC, a collaboration model featuring the iconic PAC-MAN game that is popular around the world. The A100WEPC is based on the recent reissue of the F-100 digital watch, which was originally released in 1978. The F-100 watch was released in 1978 and was the first Casio quartz watch in a resin case, delivering advanced functionality with a stopwatch, digital alarm, and calendar functions.

Released in 1980 by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. (then Namco), PAC-MAN became popular for a concept anyone could grasp — eat! — a highly refined game system, colorful graphics, and bright, pop characters running through a maze. In 2005, it was recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM as the most successful coin operated game.

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The new A100WEPC watch is based on the recently released A100 watch, which reprises the design of the original F-100, including the unique four-button front layout. The styling is designed to evoke the fun, retro look of the PAC-MAN game. The watch face features colorful pixelated PAC-MAN and ghost characters, and the center ILLUMINATOR logo is rendered using the PAC-MAN font. The face design faithfully replicates the PAC-MAN game screen, down to details like the pink line marking the exit of the nest from which the ghosts emerge.

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The gold-plated watch case is inspired by the color of the PAC-MAN arcade game cabinet. The top watch band is laser etched with a rendering of PAC-MAN being chased by ghosts, and the reverse scene with PAC-MAN chasing ghosts is rendered on the bottom band. The case back also features the PAC-MAN logo and icons. The new A100WEPC watch comes with special packaging imprinted with PAC-MAN character icons and the game score screen, to deliver the full look of the PAC-MAN game.

The new A100W EPC watch in collaboration with Pac-Man will be released on August 21st for approximately 12,100 yen ($110).