For a recent art project I needed to colour in Pacman using an RGB colour code. A quick google only returned this page (with no information) and several discussions elsewhere about what paint to use. I've had a look at google images and have seen some where he looks almost orange.

So, is there a definitive answer to what colour Pacman is? Has his colour changed over time?

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    He's yellow. If you want an exact RGB color, that's what an eyedropper is for, not Arqade.
    – Frank
    Feb 4, 2018 at 18:34

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In answer to your second question first, his color has changed over time due to various hardware constraints and artistic license. The original game has been re-released at least twenty times on platforms ranging from the Atari 2600 to Windows Phone 7, showing up as white, yellow, orange, and even grey:

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As for the original Arcade machine, he was yellow. A quick use of the eye dropper with Microsoft Paint says the RGB values are 252, 234, and 63 respectively.


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