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There are few symbols of '80s arcade culture more iconic than Pac-Man. The roving yellow circle has been evading ghosts and chowing on little yellow balls since 1980. According to the Davie-Brown Index, Pac-Man has some of the highest brand awareness of any video game character in the United States—ranking above real-life celebrities Michael Jordan, Robert Redford and Matt Damon.

Unlike his real-world comrades, Pac Man can be found almost anywhere video games are played. Today from 7-10 p.m., he'll make an appearance during Payette Brewing Presents: Pac-Man Tournament at Spacebar Arcade.

The concept is simple. Show up for Pac-Man-themed treats courtesy of The Cake Ballers and wash them back with beer from Payette Brewing. Here are the rules: Register any time between 7 and 10 p.m. for free. It's a timed competition, so the highest score after each contestant has played for 10 minutes wins.

Winners of the tourney score custom tournament T-shirts from Design Bandits.