Namco Films

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Background: Namco, the famous worldwide game developer, produced several films back in the late '80s.

(May 1988)

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Nickname: "Space Pac-Man"

Logo: On a black space background, the camera spans around space until, out of almost nowhere, as close of "Pac-Man", Namco's official mascot and the title character from the legendary video game, floats out from the screen away from us. Jumping down, he lands on the "NAMCO" logo letters, and the first three light up, but he leaves the C and O, but they light by themselves. The company sign logo turns 90 degrees to the right to face us. Then, from the left, Pac-Man cheaply jump on top of the logo (a la the Marvel Productions "CGI Spidey" logo) and happily gives his regular pose to the camera. The Namco letters then shine.

FX/SFX: This logo clearly used full CGI animation; quite an early method for its time.

Music/Sounds: Starts with a synth rock guitar chord with whooshing sounds for Pac-Man's appearance. Three small synth trumpets note are played in tune to Pac-Man's steps. We end we a synth horn fanfare and a video game-like sound for the letters.

Availability: Extremely rare. Only known to appear on Mirai Ninja (retitled Cyber Ninja in the United States and Warlord in Canada).