Guide To The Pac-Man Game


Ever wonder how Pac-Man started his career as the single biggest video game star of all time? We’re here to tell you. In the late ‘70s, a Japanese company called Namco was looking for its next hit after a series of successful games like Pole Position and Galaxian. At that time, Atari was at the top of the video game world with its famous Pong, which made Namco’s owner Masaya Nakamura realize he needed something big to take down Atari and make his mark on history. The result was one of the most influential games ever created: Pac-Man!

Game play

Game play is the most important part of any game.

Pac-Man is no exception, and it has a very complex game play mechanic. It involves eating dots, avoiding ghosts and collecting power pellets to turn into a mega ghost who can eat all other ghosts (including the megagod). The game can be played in many different ways:

  • You can play with one player or two players (you can even choose which player you want to be!)
  • There are many different versions of the game (like Pac-Man World and Pac-Man Championship Edition) that have their own unique rules such as different maps or different abilities for characters like Pac-Man himself!
  • There are several styles of maze designs that give this classic arcade title its distinct feel when playing on Xbox One consoles through their digital storefronts!

Power Pellets

The power pellet is the only way to kill ghosts. It’s also the only way to eat the fruit and get a high score. Without it, you can’t win the game of Pac-Man!


Fruits are the only way to get extra lives, bonus levels, and bonus points. If you’re feeling adventurous and you need more lives or points, this is also the best way to go. The fruit will always be in one of the four corners of the maze. The fruit that’s along your path will usually have a number on it ranging from 1-4; if you pick up this fruit (by eating it), then another one will appear in another corner of the maze with a higher number than before (usually 2-4). This can continue indefinitely until someone comes across an 8-ball (or “special” ball) by chance or by memorization of where these fruits appear every time; at this point there will be no further change between picking them up and playing normally for another round or two because once all 8 balls are collected then everyone gets one free life per player!


The ghosts are the enemies of the game. They’re monsters in it, villains to be destroyed, bad guys to be defeated. They’re all this and more. The ghosts are one of the most important things about Pac-Man because they give you something else to focus on instead of just eating dots and avoiding pellets.

The maze

The maze is the playing field for Pac-Man. It’s a grid of perfect squares, like a chessboard or a tic-tac-toe board, and it always has four walls around it. The walls are different colors: orange on the left and right sides, yellow in front and blue behind. Each wall has an arrow pointing toward one of its corners; when you eat all four power pellets, these arrows become flashing arrows that turn red (which makes them easier for you to see). The ghosts start out at the center of their respective sides of the maze—they move along those sides until they hit one of your walls or get caught between two monsters.

You can motivate yourself without being mean to yourself.

You can motivate yourself without being mean to yourself.

In fact, you can be kind to yourself and still be motivated. You can be kind to yourself and still be motivated to achieve your goals.

When you’re playing the Pac-Man game, it’s really important that you don’t let your emotions get in the way of your progress.


I hope this blog post has given you some insight into the world of Pac-Man. The game is an arcade classic but its appeal has not waned over time. It’s still a great way to burn some time and have fun while doing so! If you want more info or want to learn how play on your own, check out my other posts about Pac-Man here:

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