How to Beat Video Games: Pac-Man for the Atari 2600


Another great video from Vestron’s “How to Beat Video Games” series, explaining how to beat “Pac-Man” for the Atari 2600. This one is sort of simple, so allow me to summarize. Avoid the ghosts, unless you are energized. Eat all the dots. Repeat until you cannot stare at the TV anymore or your sister kicks you off to watch “Solid Gold”.

For more info on everyone favorite dot eater, check out the Retroist Pac-Man Podcast.


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3 thoughts on “How to Beat Video Games: Pac-Man for the Atari 2600

  1. Brian says:

    Brilliant social commentary about Americans loving to eat and run. Is there an uglier version of Pac-Man? Oh, and playing like that is no way to get a high score.

  2. Doug says:

    Yeah, the 2600 version is one ugly video game. Their version of Ms. Pac-Man (my personal favorite Pac-Man game) and later, Pac-Man Jr. actually looked pretty good.

  3. Ugly American says:

    There’s a bug in the 2600 version where you can go into the tunnel, and jiggle the stick up and down very fast and then hold it either up or down and slide through the wall parts.

    The ghosts can still kill you though.

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