Fred’s Footy Fun

Posted by Chris James

To celebrate Fred’s 50th anniversary of Betfred, Trunk recreated an old-school arcade game that many know and love, but with a twist.

Introducing Pac-Manager, a fun, football-themed game with a familiar feel, featuring the likes of Mane, Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in 8-bit form. The classic rules still apply as you try to escape the opposition, just this time they’re wearing clothes! Betfred have teamed up with Classic Football Shirts so they’ll be lots of goodies, including retro shirts, given away over the course of the season. There are infinite levels, and prizes to be claimed if you get to the top of the leaderboard; you may even be able to bag yourself a free bet just by playing!

Collaborating with Big Brand Ideas, we thought up and built this game whilst retaining the feel of the original, making it feel just like you’re back in the past. Pac-Manager was initially based on the high-profile Man City vs. Liverpool game, but the game has the potential to feature many more famous faces. As well as being fun to play and encouraging brand engagement, our engine also allows Betfred to collect important user data which will be extremely helpful to them in the future.

The players and kits will be changed twice monthly to coincide with biggest football matches, so keep an eye out for those changes. And with the chance to win whilst you play, what are you waiting for? Get playing for free here!