Help name the new Pac-Man ghost

Published On February 16, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | iPhone/iPad

Before I even get into it, you should know that Ghosty McGhostface is not an option.

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Subscribing to the Lucky Charms marshmallow format of brand expansion, Bandai Namco Entertainment America is welcoming  a new ghost character in the Pac-Man family via Pac-Man Pop! for iOS and Android. The company behind the classic PAC-MAN series is asking for the world’s help in deciding her name.

pac-man popBefore you cast your vote, you should learn a little more about this ghostly spirit of some dead woman who’s trapped forever in a maze of dots and fruits, fueled only by the drive to kill animated pie charts (or, in this case, pop bubbles).

The new ghost is the most mischievous PAC-MAN character yet! She’s smart, stylish, playful and brings tons of fun puzzles with her all-new Challenge Mode and mega rewards. Before she makes her big debut in PAC-MAN Pop! and joins the beloved gang of ghosts, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America is asking players and PAC-MAN fans to vote for their favorite name from these options: Winky, Bonnie, Violet [and] Dot.

If you’d asked me before today, I would’ve told you Winky was already taken. Maybe I was confusing the ghosts with those kids from One Direction? Are they still a thing?

You can vote now through February 22nd, 2017, at 11:59PM PST. The winning name will be revealed soon, and will be accompanied by “… fun features and new challenging puzzles to kickoff her inclusion in the game.”

Of course, there’s no reason to wait until all of that happens to try the game out. It’s available now for free (with IAPs) in the iTunes App Store.

Oh, and do us all a favor and vote for Winky. Clyde’s name is the punchline, and it wouldn’t be right to rob him of that after all these years.


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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.