Pac-Land is an entry in the Pac-Man series of arcade video games, released into arcades by Namco, and its American distributor Bally Midway (later Midway Games), in August 1984. It was the first Namco arcade game to use the then-new arcade system later titled as Namco Pac-Land. Pac-Land features parallax scrolling for some of the background elements, a feature that would not become commonplace until the 16-bit console era began much later.
In the Japanese release by Namco, the Pac-Man sprite resembles the official artwork of the character with a longer nose, Pac-Man-shaped eyes, and (for this game) a Tyrolean hat. In the American release of Pac-Land by Bally Midway, the characters' appearances are based on the designs from the Pac-Man animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera to promote the animated series, as well as the video game series. In addition, both versions feature the main background music and "jingles" from the aforementioned series. Midway's version also features faster game play than Namco's.