Friends, until the release of Super Smash Bros. 4 back in 2014, it had been a good bet that the iconic characters of Pac-Man and Bowser, King of the Koopas would never cross paths. At least not in an official capacity, although I do believe there have been more than a few pieces of fan art and memes over the years – to say nothing of showdowns in unofficial fighting games.
That rivalry can be played out in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch as well although I am pretty certain that 40 years ago when Pac-Man was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting World by Namco, they didn’t expect their character to cross paths with Nintendo’s Bowser from 1985’s Super Mario Bros.. That is why fan created video likes this particular one from Matt Garalde are so much fun – letting us see how these two titans would react to each other in The Invasion. Not to give too much away but since we are dealing with Bowser, you know he isn’t going to play fair – or that he isn’t smart enough to bring some backup when invading Pac-Man’s home turf!
The Invasion was released a few weeks ago, Garalde has actually done a series of fan made video for both Pac-Man as well as Ms. Pac-Man. If you watched that short video you know it all ends in something of a cliff hanger – so we will have to keep our eyes peeled to see how the kidnapping of Pac-Man’s better half plays out. Do you think that maybe another iconic Nintendo character might be willing to lend Pac-Man a hand in rescuing Ms. Pac-Man from the clutches of Bowser?
In closing out this article, I am going to leave you with one more video by Matt Garalde – one that finds Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man finding true love… sort of.