Billy Mitchell will again have something to rail against. Twin Galaxies has crowned a new Pac-Man Champion. That’s right, Ohio’s own David Race, has become the 6th gamer in history to gain a perfect score on the original Pac-Man video arcade game and has clinched the world record by doing it faster then anyone else.
Even more noteworthy is the fact that he’s done it in faster time than any gamer in history, putting him at the top of a short list of gamers who have acheived perfection on the original arcade machine.
A perfect score on Pac-Man requires a gamer to eat every dot, bonus prize, and blue ghost across all 256 levels before a glitch in the game code places the player into an impossible to complete stage. The perfect score of 3,333,360 was first done officially by Florida’s Billy Mitchell in 1999 and followed up upon by other gamers in years after that, including Canada’s Rick Fothergill, Florida’s Chris Ayra, Minnesota’s Tim Balderramos, and New Hampshire’s Donald Hayes.