Pac-Man FAQ v1.04
by Poln (haroldr@hotmail.com)
05/02/98

What's New

v1.02
Revamped the FAQ cause of problems

v1.03
Minor fixes (spelling/grammar)

v1.04
Added spoiler [1st and 2nd intermission]

Quick look

Points for scoring
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10 points for eating a dot.
50 points for eating an energizer.

The energizer turns the ghost to blue, leaving you a chance to eat them. Then 
it flashes, then it will soon be changed into dangerous colors. As you advance
to higher levels, the time for blue ghost will be shorter as to a point that 
when you eat one, it will turn the opposite direction.

If you want to use the energizer, you should (IMO) wait for the ghost to come 
at you, then you can zap them.  In higher levels, they may not exist, your
mileage may vary.  I believe in level 13 (I don't remember), the "blue" may 
not exist.  If you're not sure, just go through to see if it will work or not.

When you have eaten all of the dots, the board will flash and you will go to 
the next level. If you eat all of the dots while the ghost are blue, oops, too
late so try to leave a few dots behind to finish up eating the ghosts as best 
as you can before finishing up the board.


Eating ghost (when they're blue)
1 -  200 pts.
2 -  400 pts.
3 -  800
4 - 1600

After eating a ghost, it will return back to its home place (the box).

Fruits (extra)
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Under the box,  occasionally have a fruit.  Cherry is 100, Strawberry is 300, 
etc.. the last one is a Key which is worth 5000.

Info
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After you eat all the dots, you will advance to the next level..  After you 
complete a certain number of levels, it will go into intermission.  This is 
one of the original ideas of the game.  They had the idea in later games such 
as Number Munchers & Word Munchers [Apple II, Educational Use Only] 
(1984-1986), and Super Puzzle Fighter II (1997).  It's fun...to see what they 
do.


Spoiler (intermission)
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In the first intermission (after you played 2 games), Pac-man is being
chased by all 4 ghosts from left to right across the screen.  Upon return
to the opposite direction, 4 blue ghosts came trying to run away from
Super Pac-Man has come to eat them.

2nd intermission I don't remember well.. 
In the second intermission (after you played 3-4 more games after the 1st
intermission), same thing, but w/ one ghost chasing him (don't know who)
this time from right to left.  The ghost went through the bar ripping its
suit exposing itself the bare area.. very embarrasing.

That's all I remember.  Unless you know that the others are..


Oh, BTW....in the new game MOTOCROSS GO! (1997) [motorcycle racing], when you
go to the fork of the road, you will see a Pac-Man figure give a thumbs up.  
I'm thinking that he likes the race.  Pac-Man is still around today.

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