|This article is about a/an crossover character in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider Ghost.|
Pac-Man (パックマン Pakkuman) is an iconic video game character from the world renowned and beloved 1980 arcade game of the same name.
His likeness was used for the plot of the film Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider, where a computer virus called "Pac-Man" invades Japan from cyberspace and begins attacking Tokyo. A villain called "Dr. Pac-Man" also bears his likeness, albeit humanoid with a twisted version of the video game character's face.
The virus at one point assumes the form of Pac-Man in his modern day appearance at the command of Dr. Pac-Man before transforming into a monster. Thanks to a combo Omega Drive Critical Strike, Pac-Man is restored and vanishes.
Legacy in Toys
Started from 1988 following the Japan's Law of Product liability came into force, the Japan Toy Association had established a mark "Do not put in mouth" (くちにいれない Kuchi ni Irenai) to warn children do not eat toy gimmick components that featuring a Pac-Man-like character as the mascot. It still could be found on every Japanese toy packages today. It is also called by fans as "sad pac-man".