These Are The Richest People In Canada — Reimagined As Ghosts In A Pac-Man Game

"Eat the rich, before they eat you!" 🟡▪️▪️▪️👻

MTL Blog, Associate Editor
Billionaire Guy Laliberté as a Pacman ghost. Right: Laliberté playing poker.

Billionaire Guy Laliberté as a Pacman ghost. Right: Laliberté playing poker.

You can probably name problematic U.S. billionaires, like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, but Canada has plenty of its own ultra-rich moneybags who go largely unnamed and unnoticed.

A new video game from The Breach wants to chomp away at that anonymity and 'waka' you up to the crimes associated with some of the wealthiest people in the country, including those from Quebec.

'Billionaire Banquet' is a hilarious new online game that lets players chase down and 'eat the rich,' as an avatar that looks like the iconic yellow Pac-Man puck.

Each level turns a different billionaire into a ghostly likeness, sharing details about their net worth, offences and weaknesses. In Level 1, for instance, you learn that Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté tried to avoid paying taxes on his $41M joyride into space… and that he's also scared of clowns.

Touching a money sign in each maze turns a ghost vulnerable, so you can gobble them up along with all of the white dots on-screen to keep advancing.

You'll recognize similar sound effects to the original arcade classic, mixed in with some 8-bit musical remakes of wealth-related songs. For instance, Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" plays during Level 4 when you chase lululemon founder Chip Wilson through a maze-like yoga studio.

"Your mission is to claw back our public wealth and eat the ten most deplorable billionaires," The Breach writes.

"Canada's billionaires are protected by anonymity—it’s time to start putting names and faces to their crimes."

The pixelated parody brings into focus just who makes up Canada's upper crust and what crusty things they get up to with all that money.

Billionaire's Banquet

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Sofia Misenheimer
MTL Blog, Associate Editor
Sofia Misenheimer is an Associate Editor for MTL Blog focused on gas prices in Montreal and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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