The internet is heartbroken over the Mrs Pac-Man redesign

Ms. Pac-Man Game Boy cover art
(Image credit: Bandai Namco)

From the green M&M to Minnie Mouse, we've seen a few female anthropomorphised characters receive controversial makeovers in 2022. Latest to join the list is everyone's favourite pizza-shaped yellow ball, Ms. Pac-Man – who appears to have pac-ed her bags and disappeared into the sunset. 

Yep, Ms. Pac-Man is no more. As a result of some legal wrangling between publishers, the character has been transformed in the new Nintendo Switch reissue of Pac-Land, and renamed. Goodbye, Ms. Pac-Man. Hello, Pac-Mom. (Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals if you want to start gaming right now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.