Artwork of Ms. Pac-Man from Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|First appearance||Ms. Pac-Man (1982) (Pac-Man series)|
Mario Kart Arcade GP (2005, Super Mario-related media)
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)|
Ms. Pac-Man (occasionally stylized as Ms. PAC-MAN) is the wife of Pac-Man. She made her debut appearance in Ms. Pac-Man, a game originally created without the consent of the creators of Pac-Man, Namco, but eventually the rights to the character were handed over, and she has since appeared in other Pac-Man series games, becoming a staple to the series.
She has made crossover appearances in two Super Mario titles to date, Mario Kart Arcade GP and its sequel, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, along with her husband, Pac-Man, and their arch-enemy, Blinky. Her racing stats differ slightly from Pac-Man; she has better handling than him, but lower top speed (though in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 she is a speed character). Ms. Pac-Man uses the same special items that Pac-Man does: Pooka, Rally X, and Galaga Boss, which are references to other classic Namco titles.
Names in other languages
- Ms. Pac-Man is the second character in Mario Kart to be created by a non-Japanese video game company, after Diddy Kong, having been created by the American General Computer Corporation.