The Pac-Man Dossier: all about the classic arcade game #Pacman @gamasutra

In 1999, Billy Mitchell of Hollywood, Florida became the first person to obtain a perfect score of 3,333,360 at Pac-Man, eating every possible dot, energizer, ghost, and bonus on every level without losing a single life in the process.

Pac-Man remains the best-selling coin-operated video game in history. Still considered the most widely-recognized video game character in the U.S., his likeness has been licensed to over 250 companies for over 400 products.

What is the history of this classic game? And what is the gameplay involved to achieve such a score? Jamey Pittman writes on Gamasutra a complete dossier on the classic arcade game.

See the entire dossier here.


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