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The Mechanics of Pac-Man

Here's a sample:

All ghosts move at the same rate of speed when a level begins, but Blinky will increase his rate of speed twice each round based on the number of dots remaining in the maze. While in this accelerated state, Blinky is commonly called "Cruise Elroy", yet no one seems to know where this custom was originated or what it means. On the first level, for example, Blinky becomes Elroy when there are 20 dots remaining in the maze, accelerating to be at least as fast as Pac-Man.

See here for the rest. Fascinating to read, but truly understanding these details leads to memorizing patterns, which in my opinion takes the fun out of the game.


By fnord12 | April 22, 2009, 4:39 PM | Video Games | Comments (0)| Link



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