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Pacman Gameplay

Pacman Gameplay

Pacman is a fairly easy game to master. I mean, it’s one of those games that just about anyone can play. It doesn’t matter how young you are or how old you are; it’s simple to learn and is something that never gets old. It’s one of those games that is perfect to play after a long day at work. The last thing anyone wants to do after a stressful day is play a complicated game that is going to make them much more stressed in the long run.

This is what offers so much appeal to its many fans around the world. There’s nothing like playing some Pacman at the end of a long, hard work day. The game allows you to space out and not have to focus on anything too difficult. This is what many people love so much about this game. All you have to do is control your Pacman throughout a maze, avoiding the ghosts along the way. You need to eat dots as you go for additional points. Once all the dots in the maze are eaten the player is taken to the next stage; where you begin the next level. The whole game is extremely simple.

The only things that changes is the difficulty level but the game does so in a simple way so the game takes a while to get tougher. This is why it’s so great for beginners. It’s very, very simple to get very good at. In between some of the stages, there is one of three intermission animation plays. These really break up the game play and make it much more fun and exciting to play.

There are four enemies within the game: Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. The enemies roam throughout the maze and try to capture Pacman throughout the entire game. If any of these enemies touches Pacman, you will lose a life. Once all lives are lost, the game is over and you must start from the beginning once again. Each ghost has its own path that it follows. The red ghost chases the Pacman around the maze. The pink and blue ghosts try to get in front of Pacman’s mouth and the orange ghost is set on a more random state; which makes the game much more exciting.

Once you hit 10,000 points, you are given an additional life. (Many versions of the game allow you to change the required number of points to receive this life or you can choose to entirely disable this feature if you wish)

At all four corners of the maze there are four flashing dots which appear larger than the rest. These are called Power Pellets and they give Pacman the ability to eat enemies for a short period of time; this is what gives you the most points during the game. Once you have eaten a Power Pellet, all enemies are going to turn a deep blue color, change directions and move slower than they were previously.

When you eat an enemy, their eyes are sent to the center box where it regenerates and changes back to its normal color. Blue enemies are going to flash white as a warning that they are becoming inedible once again. Depending on which stage you are currently in changes how long the enemies can be eaten. As you get further into the game, the period of time they are vulnerable shortens; making the game tougher.

When you get very late into the game, the enemies are going to flash, change direction but never be able to be eaten.

Pacman Gameplay