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Pac-Man’s Taunt In Super Smash Bros. Makes Retro Namco Characters Appear

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Pac-Man’s up taunt in Super Smash Bros. is known as “Namco Roulette,” director Masahiro Sakurai said on Miiverse today. When you perform it, Namco characters from the 1980s will normally appear.

 

Some of these characters are shown below. Sakurai joked that one looked more recent than the others (in reference to the Taiko Drum Master mascot).

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.