Martin Kemp steps into the ring with son Roman for epic battle

Father and son celebrity duo Martin and Roman Kemp went head-to-head in a battle of skill this week to see who would become the ultimate ‘old school’ gamer.

Martin and Roman clashed on iconic computer game Pac-Man – an arcade game that debuted in Tokyo more than 40 years ago and went on to become the most successful arcade game of all time.

The pair joked the computer duel was on the level of ‘Rocky versus Apollo’ – characters from the legendary Sylvester Stallone boxing collection – as they faced off in a show of gaming prowess peppered with smack-talk as they took to the ring for a fierce competition.

Thankfully, no physical blows exchanged but instead Martin, 62, and son Roman, 31, got down to business to become the OREO x PAC-MAN Playoff Champion.

“Whilst Dad was around in the 80s for the original PAC-MAN, I definitely brought my A game and am happy with my score,” Roman said.

OREO and PAC-MAN have come together in an unlikely but iconic cookie and gaming collaboration to offer fans a chance at winning once-in-a-lifetime prizes if they can beat the duo’s top scores.

While dad, Martin, added: “I loved playing PAC-MAN in the eighties, that’s 40 years of this game in my life and there was no way I was going to take it lying down, even if he has had video games his whole life.

“He put up a good fight, but we cannot have these young’uns beating us in the game of our generation.”

OREO UK’s Becky Latcham said: “We want the nation to be more playful this year and what better way than partnering with a game loved by all ages.”

To get involved in chasing playfulness, comment on the Kemps hilarious video or to find more ways to win, visit www.oreo.eu or join in on the conversation on @OREOUKI #ChasePlayfulness.

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