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While on the subject of Pacman, several months ago there was a posting on Slashdot games about a Japanese programmer who re-created Pacman entirely in an Excel spreadsheet. Upon reading the story I was both amazed and curious, so I downloaded the zip file from the site linked-to in the story. And it really was Pacman, right down to the cut scenes between levels! An excel-ent job, if I may say so. =)

Since then, the links don't seem to work anymore, but I still have the zip file if anyone is interested in checking it out. I'm not sure if this is was what Dan Bricklin had in mind for the purpose of a spreadsheet when he and his friend Bob Frankston first created VisiCalc back in 1979, but it's still very cool! It is a testament to just how far personal computers have progressed in such a short period of time. The PCs of those days would never have been able to handle the processing power required for all the cell manipulations in the Pacellman spreadsheet. Click.


Just, WOW..
How on earth did he manage that..
(And o.O 1st comment)


Only one Comment! People don't play this game much.


Before I bother, will it still work in current versions of Excel?


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