Start Music - Pac-Man

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Start Music
Composer Toshio Kai
Released 1980-05-22
Title Origin Official
Loops No
This page is for the Pac-Man (ARC) song. For more songs with the same name, see Start Music.

Start Music is a jingle that plays when a new game begins in Pac-Man.

This song was sampled in the track Mope by Bloodhound Gang in 2000. Wolfpack from Wolfenstein 3D was heavily inspired by this tune, in which the lead melody is slowed down considerably beyond recognition.

Title

Two different official soundtracks - Pac-Man Game Sound Effects and Join the Pac - Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Album - call the song "Start Music" in English and "スタートミュージック" in Japanese. (The latter name is the same as the English title, just written in katakana.)

Games

Pac-Man (ARC)

Platform - ARC.png
Pac-Man (ARC)
Output - Namco WSG.svg
Pac-Man - ARC - Game Start.png
Arranger Shigeichi Ishimura
Released 1980-05-22
Length 0:04
Loops No

This is the original version of the song. It is rendered on the cabinet's Namco WSG.

Pac-Man (VIC)

Platform - VIC.png
Pac-Man (VIC)
Output - VIC.svg
Pac-Man - VIC - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Jimmy Huey
Released 1981-??-??
Loops No


Pac-Man (A8)

Platform - A8.png
Pac-Man (A8)
Output - POKEY.svg
Pac-Man - A8 - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Joe Hellesen
Released 1982-06-??
Loops No


Pac-Man (A52)

Platform - A52.png
Pac-Man (A52)
Output - POKEY.svg
Arranger James Andreasen
Released 1982-11-??
Loops No


Pac-Man (PCB)

Platform - PCB.png
Pac-Man (PCB)
Output - PC Speaker.svg
Pac-Man - PCB - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 1983-??-??
Loops No


Pac-Man (C64)

Platform - C64.png
Pac-Man (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Pac-Man - C64 - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 1983-??-??
Format SID
Loops No

The song is track 1 in .SID file.

Pac-Man (X1)

Platform - X1.png
Pac-Man (X1)
Output - SSG.svg
Pac-Man - X1 - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger H. Yomoda
Released 1983-??-??
Loops No


Pac-Man (PC88)

Platform - PC88.png
Pac-Man (PC88)
Output - SSG.svg
Pac-Man - PC88 - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Toshio Tabeta
Released 1983-12-??
Loops No


Pac-Man (INTV)

Platform - INTV.png
Pac-Man (INTV)
Output - AY.svg
Arranger Russ Haft
Released 1983-12-??
Loops No


Pac-Man (FM7)

Platform - FM7.png
Pac-Man (FM7)
Output - AY.svg
Pac-Man - FM7 - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format AY
Loops No


Pac-Man (MSX)

Platform - MSX.png
Pac-Man (MSX)
Output - SSG.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format KSS
Loops No


Pac-Man (NES)

Platform - NES.png
Pac-Man (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Pac-Man - NES - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Hiroki Aoyagi
Released 1984-11-02
Length 0:04
Format NSF
Loops No


Pac-Man (GB)

Platform - GB.png
Pac-Man (GB)
Output - Game Boy.svg
Pac-Man - GB - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 1990-11-16
Length 0:05
Format GBS
Loops No


Pac-Man (GG)

Platform - GG.png
Pac-Man (GG)
Output - SSG.svg
Pac-Man - GG - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 1991-01-29
Format VGM
Loops No


Pac-Man (NGPC)

Platform - NGPC.png
Pac-Man (NGPC)
Output - TI.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 1999-??-??
Loops No


Pac-Man (WEB)

Platform - WEB.png
Pac-Man (WEB)
Output - PCM.svg
Pac-Man - WEB - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Paul Neave
Released 2003-??-??
Length 0:04
Format MP3
Loops No


Pac-Man (GBA)

Platform - GBA.png
Pac-Man (GBA)
Output - GBA.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 2004-04-14
Format GSF
Loops No


Pac-Man (IOS)

Platform - IOS.png
Pac-Man (IOS)
Output - PCM.svg
Pac-Man - IOS - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 2008-07-10
Loops No


Pac-Man (AND)

Platform - AND.png
Pac-Man (AND)
Output - PCM.svg
Pac-Man - AND - Gameplay 1.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 2009-10-27
Loops No


Pac-Man (WPH)

Platform - WPH.png
Pac-Man (WPH)
Output - PCM.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 2011-01-04
Loops No


Guitar Tabs

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G|-5----------------|--6--------------|--5-------------|-------------------------|

D|------------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------------------|

A|------------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------------------|

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