Urban Pacman

Today I learned that in France, there is a group of people who regularly play a real live game of Pacman through the city streets! The public radio program "The World" did a whole segment on it! It's incredible. Here's a link to"The World" - if you scroll down the page, you can listen to the whole segment under the technology section. And here's a link to the live Pacman page. It looks pretty fantastic. And it has me wondering, what other video games (atari, nintendo, sega, playstation, etc) would be fun to play in real life (even if it would be sort of impossible)? I think Mario Kart would be amazing! What do you think? Any favorite games you'd love to be able to play in the flesh?


  1. Mike can tell you the games they do play in real life! Mario Kart might even be one of them . . .

  2. I'm currently addicted to Mario Kart, so I agree that it would be fun to play in real life. Wouldn't old-school Legend of Zelda be fun, too?

  3. You two are awesome! Maggie, does Mike know more about this Urban game playing? Jennifer, Legend of Zelda would be amazing! And I was thinking MAYBE Street Fighter would be cool, but probably too violent. :)

  4. I've seen a couple of games, but they're ones that people make up from scratch; this Pac-Man is new to me. You might enjoy Mega64, who basically do street theater based on videogames. Here are my favorites in no particular order:

    Tetris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0R9QtAEiQ4
    Katamari: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMTNeeED2sY
    Hitman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoL44h91_QI
    Super Mario 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y03Qy6bOKIQ
    Super Smash Bros: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRzlosBrwZY
    Dig Dug (starts at 2:30): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEXT9qBppMs
    Shenmue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgmCdt4EgxU
    Ghosts N Goblins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbSJbMBxaIc
    Paperboy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0PXuVc9Vgk
    Metal Gear Solid 4 (featuring the author of the game): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ZFA4me4iw
    Elite Beat Agents: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXZGzhsS-5I&NR=1

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