Its hyped yes, but compare it to other Arcades and it looks pretty bad Just take the Intellivision-Version, I do not know if every version is like this one, but its the same maze again and again and again. The only difference is the quick moving ghosts. Who would say that Dragonfire is a very good and iconic game? I guess no one, but if we look at the facts its pretty much the same, despite Dragonfire has two different levels. I think some know that I LOVE Dragonfire, its very addictive to me, but its a simple game and so its completely okay to say its average at maximum.
It is comparable to Final Fantasy. People hype VII, just because it was at the right time at the right place and the first epic 3D JRPG on the PS1. People completely ignore the many flaws in the game and that its not even the best FF, not to mention the best RPG. Same phenomenon. Pac Man is nothing special. Its a very simple game which comletely lacks on variety.
So it is really no good game. Of course you can like it and even love it, but it doesnt change the facts
Edit: And to blow your minds completely: All this is true for Space Invaders as well!
Edited by Ignorama, Sun May 1, 2016 11:10 AM.