How to beat Pac-Man in the arcades. You can learn in 5 minutes how to play Pac-Man for HOURS!
Please also check out my second video that teaches you ghost behaviour and proper skills – this will make you a real expert!
If playing at home, I recommend Mame “Puckman Set 1” as there are a million bootleg versions and that is the original arcade on I grew up playing. This guide allows you get to really far in Pac-Man using only 2 maze patterns (three officially, but 2 are 99% the same as each other.
How to do it:
You need to learn pattern 1, for Maze 1. After the first power pill is eaten, you improvise any route that lets you eat all 4 ghosts (which will be on your tail at this point). Or you can use the time afforded by the power pill to carry on. Either way, you clear the dots from the bottom T shape, then head up to to the top right, and from here, you have an easy time – all the hard parts are clear and you still have 3 power pills left.
Then, pattern 2 (for mazes 2, 3 and 4) is exactly the same, apart from right at the beginning where you come back on yourself to avoid the light blue ghost.
When you get to maze 5 (Apple), there’s a whole new pattern to learn, but if you can pull this off, you can use this pattern for maze after maze.