To make this happen wasn’t exactly trivial either. In that, recreating the arcade experience on a real-life construction site, Caterpillar utilized 6,880 yards of cut dirt from which to dig out the maze and berm (a horizontal surface acting as a fortification).
In the end, a total of 5,300 tons of earth was moved, resulting in a maze with walls measuring 4 ft. high and overall dimensions of 162.4 by 180.4 ft.
The result is an augmented reality type game played with 236D3 Skid Steer Loaders with four as human controlled ghosts and one as a human controlled Pac-Man.
It does make you think though, as I doubt Toru Iwatani considered that back in 1980 his game would be played with loaders in a real world maze 40 years later.
In any case, check out Caterpillar’s site and hopefully this won’t be the last of the crazy stunts done to commemorate Pac-Man’s 40th birthday.
Read my Forbes blog here.