Needless to say, this is the most popular arcade game of all time. Pacman
the best classic video game
released in 1980 and I`m sure everyone reading this text, already have played Pac Man. In those years other top video games were a success making Space Invaders, Asteroids, Galaga
and Donkey Kong always busy in arcade houses... We have even faced huge lines to play these games.
PacMan was launched in 1980 and was the first video game to get attention for men and women. Boys and girls fell in love with the PacMan video game playing it at arcade houses.
Easy To Play
Less is more... and always will be! The easy way to play helped to boost the popularity of this video game. The labyrinth, the dots to be eaten, the four ghosts that will chase you along the way. Everything is so easy and so captive that players will feel comfortable to play.
Four Ghosts to avoid
During your gameplay, there are 4 ghosts that will make everything to catch you. They are: Red (Oikake), Blue (Machibuse), Pink (Kimagure), and Orange (Otoboke). All ghosts will present different behavior. From the dumbest to the fastest. For example, you will notice that the Pink ghost will always head to your way, while the Orange are always wandering in random directions.
The red ghost (a.k.a Blinky) starts with the same speed as other ghosts, but as you eat dots, you will notice that he will start increasing its speed gradually.
The pink ghost (a.k.a Speedy) is working together with the red and yellow ghosts. They made a perfect team because when the red and yellow ghosts will try to catch you, most of the time moving clockwise, the Speedy usually will support them in the opposite direction. Their plan is carefully calculated, so be careful with these three ghosts, as they are likely to catch you as fast as you think.
The pink ghost (a.k.a Inky) is also very dangerous because they take turns randomly and don`t follow any rules for that. Also, you will notice that Inky will change their behavior constantly when other ghosts are nearby. For each of the ghosts that approach Inky, a different turn or move is expected. Next time you play, keep an eye in this detail.
The yellow ghost (a.k.a Clyde) is the one with no special characteristics. He will keep wandering in different ways and can even go away when close to you. It is difficult to comprehend but, don`t be a fool, Clyde can also catch you.
Some Time To Eat More Dots
As you play PacMan, you will also notice that sometimes the ghosts will change their directions and move to their respective corners. They will stop attacking you form some seconds. This is called scatter mode. You must take the opportunity to eat as many dots as you can, especially those in dangerous areas (check below in this review).
Basically, for every 20 seconds of attacking, the ghosts will give you a break for a few seconds. The scatter mode will happen up to 4 times per round and per life. After the 4th break, the scatter mode will not be active anymore until you reach the next level or have a miss.
When you eat the power pill, the scatter timer will be paused.
PacMan is just like a chess game. You have to plan your moves and observe the moves of the ghosts. Below I will list some strategy ideas you can explore.
Predicting the Directions
The game, sometimes, is extremely fast. You can check the eyes of the ghosts to predict which directions they will take. I know this is a very difficult task. How could you keep an eye in the eyes of the four ghosts and also decide your moves? The game is fast and sometimes is simply impossible to take the attention in this factor to predict the direction of the ghosts.
Take corners when
When a ghost is right behind you, chasing you very hard, try to turn some corners. Some of the ghosts won`t follow you on turning corners and others will slot down.
There are "T" areas above and below the home of the ghosts. Behind these "T"s you may find the safest areas of the game. This is probably because these area allows you to link different directions and also because the ghosts barely reach these small areas.
Eat More Ghosts
When you are near a power pill, try to wait until all the monsters are near to eat the pill. This will give you more chances to eat all the ghosts and collect more points. You can attract them by rounding the close areas and then move rapidly to the power pill corner.
Enjoy the Scatter Mode
Use this time to eat all dots and clean the more dangerous areas of the game.
PacMan Battle Royale
The popularity of Pacman continues on top and as proof, you can check the arcade game PacMan Battle Royale (a multiplayer version of the classic PacMan game). Visiting arcade houses I noticed PacMan Battle Royale
crowded with friends and families having fun in this 4 players version.
This web page will not only just show you plans for getting through maze after maze, but it will also give you an insight into what each monster thinks and behaves. And this will give you the tools needed to get those incredible high scores.
We have gathered tech tips from sources that have been playing Pacman machines though out the country pumping millions of quarters (among other coins) around the globe. You can learn from this page valuable skills and put it to use in a matter of days with time and practice. You may inevitably discover your our style of play that works best for you, and that's what Pacman is all about!
Identifying the playfield:
C) Pacman himself
E) Players left
F) Energizers (50 points each)
K) Dots (10 points each)
Nowadays the classic PacMan cabinet game can still be found in some places. Some years ago, I found the game at New York airport (JFK). It was the multi-game cabinet with Pacman and Galaga.
Well, here you can play an online version of Pacman available instantly on your browser. No download, no ads and pop-ups. Have fun !!