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Want to become the sixth person to get a perfect score in Pac-Man? Here's how.
posted by Plutor (18 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ahhhh. You Tube comments never fail to warm my cockles.
posted by Jofus at 4:42 AM on August 30, 2007


I want to become the seventh person.

Somewhat related: King of Kong, a documentary about two people battling to be the best at Donkey Kong.
posted by jiiota at 6:20 AM on August 30, 2007


Wait. In fact, it's very related.
posted by jiiota at 6:24 AM on August 30, 2007


Whoa!

How many quarters does that take?
posted by secondadoption at 6:27 AM on August 30, 2007


the winning game would only take one quarter.
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 6:28 AM on August 30, 2007


Not only does it take one quarter, it takes one man.... if you die even once, the perfect score is unattainable.
posted by Malor at 6:29 AM on August 30, 2007


you might also want to memorize these patterns:
(warning- PDF)
Break A Million At Pac Man
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 6:30 AM on August 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


There's been quite a run of documentaries about competitive video gaming lately. If you get the chance, be sure to check out Chasing Ghosts and High Score, as well as King of Kong.

Chasing Ghosts is especially interesting, as it takes a much more sympathetic view of Billy Mitchell.
posted by roll truck roll at 7:28 AM on August 30, 2007 [3 favorites]


I've got a fever and there's only one cure... more cowbell pac-man!
posted by GuyZero at 7:28 AM on August 30, 2007


I am the Pac-Man.
posted by pracowity at 7:45 AM on August 30, 2007


A great piece in Oxford American about Billy Mitchell
posted by jtajta at 9:53 AM on August 30, 2007


I don't understand...in those videos when the player eats the power-ups, the ghosts don't turn blue and can't be eaten. Am I missing something here, or is competitive Pac-Man different from regular Pac-Man?
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:37 PM on August 30, 2007


Am I missing something here, or is competitive Pac-Man different from regular Pac-Man?

My understanding is that at the higher levels, the ghosts only turn blue for a fraction of a second before returning to normal
posted by 0xFCAF at 2:13 PM on August 30, 2007


Rarely do I so wish for a time machine. Work on this. Jump back in time. Play pac-man when it first comes out in front of all kindsa folks, mebbe the game designers. Get a perfect score. Walk off saying “yeah, it’s pretty easy, really”
posted by Smedleyman at 3:39 PM on August 30, 2007


My husband used to rule the world when it came to Donkey Kong and (does anyone else remember this classic?) Mr. Do. Of course, he wasn't Billy, but he was good. One of the saddest rites of parenthood, the one no one ever talks about, is the day a Dad is beaten by his son at his favorite game.

I need to go out and get the King of Kong documentary when it's available on DVD.

Thanks for the blast-from-the-past thread and links!
posted by misha at 5:00 PM on August 30, 2007


The Oxford American article has a phrase I cannot parse:

with a handsome mullet of dark-brown hair parted in the middle
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:03 PM on August 30, 2007


So if you get a perfect score, does a car pull up and the driver say "Greetings, eater! You have been recruited by the Dot League to defend the maze against Blinky and the Four-Ghost Armada."?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:44 PM on August 30, 2007 [3 favorites]


yes.
posted by nomad at 11:05 PM on August 31, 2007


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