WATCH: Pac-Man Faithfully Recreated with Microbes

It’s a microbial blast from the past.

Researchers from the University College of Southeast Norway painstakingly recreated the labyrinth from Pac-Man and populated it with real-life Pac-Men and Ghosts — in the form of microscopic organisms. In the maze, which measures less than a millimeter across, euglena and ciliates take on the title character’s role, while rotifers act as Ghosts, chasing and eventually eating the Pac-Microbes.

Nostalgia aside, the tongue-in-cheek experiment actually

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