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400,000 Points

Score 400,000 points!

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How to unlock the 400,000 Points achievement

  • Tasty PastryTasty Pastry330,749
    29 Mar 2009 29 Mar 2009 21 Dec 2010
    88 0 13
    You have to do this in one of the ten minute modes. The five minute modes will simply not be enough unless you have been playing this game for a rather long time. The one that takes place in the dark, I feel, is too hard, and should not be used. Start the game by grabbing a power dot and eating the four ghosts. rinse and repeat for the other three power dots. This should net you about two extra lives at least. After that, simply eat dots. Here are the biggest tips.
    1) If you don't die, the amount you get per dot increases. See the "10" that flashes behind Pac-man when you eat a dot? That will go up to "20", then "30", "40", and "50". This translates to big points, and probably 20-30% of your score.
    2) Although eating ghosts at the beginning of the level is reccomended, ignore them afterwards unless they are in your way. Use the power dots to simply keep the ghosts away from you while you clear dots.
    3) Ignore the bonus points of the ghosts and instead go for the "food". The key, crown, etc, are above 5000 points, which translates to about an extra life per one eaten. Don't try to "taunt" ghosts over to you, and don't worry about "wasting" power pellets. Remember, you are going for score, which means going for the big food prizes.

    I find Extra Mode 3 the best, as do many of the people in the comments below.

    I had eaten about 10 of the highest food item by the end of the game, which translates to about 60,000 points just in that.
    Remember, clear the boards fast, as in, as efficiently as possible, to create pellets and food faster.

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    MegsonGroveJust done this on extra mode 3 with about 10 seconds to spare! :)
    Posted by MegsonGrove on 15 Apr 13 at 17:12
    Ale386I've got 399.730 in my first try.

    Really funny, Pac-Man.
    Really funny.
    Posted by Ale386 on 19 Dec 16 at 20:15
    varkylfusExtra Mode 2 for me. 450K 1st attempt

    Extra Mode 3 280K after 5-6 attempts.

    What ever it takes to get 400K.
    Posted by varkylfus on 11 Feb 17 at 02:37
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  • spacedvest2spacedvest2730,325
    03 Oct 2010 25 Mar 2010 25 Mar 2010
    34 1 1
    I did this last night and I thought I would share my experience if it helps anyone else.

    I tried this both with Extra Mode 2 and Extra Mode 3. I think it is much easier with Extra Mode 3. I tried to get this achievement in various ways (i.e. focusing on one side more than the other to get to the Crowns faster), and the best way that I found is to start on the left side, focus on that side only, and eat all the dots, then eat the fruit, and then focus just on the right side. Go back and forth so that ultimately you will get to crowns on both the right and the left side at the same time. At this point, you should hopefully have 1-2 minutes left and eat as many crowns and ghosts as you can and you should get 100,000-150,000 at the end easily.

    I also noticed that sometimes I was wasting valuable time by running away from ghosts (going all over the board to try and escape them). Sometimes it is better to again focus on the side that I was working on and maybe get eaten (losing a life) as opposed to not getting eaten and running up the clock. As you play, you get extra lives fairly quickly so it is not necessarily a bad thing to get eaten sometimes (but it does kill any dot multiplier you have built up).

    BTW, I really enjoyed this game. For a Xbox Live Arcade game, I found it very enjoyable.
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    AvataWorked like a charm. Thanks.
    Posted by Avata on 15 Dec 10 at 18:18
  • XavygravyXavygravy77,079
    05 Jun 2010 07 Jun 2010 07 Jun 2010
    22 1 3
    I got this achievement on Extra Mode 3.

    The easiest way to get this achievement is to make use of the power pellets, not for eating ghosts (as each time you eat them they get faster), but for giving you time to collect pellets. In this way, you can sometimes spend a whole minute chaining power pellets together without any ghosts chasing you. Only eat ghosts if they are in your path.

    To get this achievement, keep clearing both sides and collecting fruits until you get to the crown. If you manage to get to this point fast enough, it should be a breeze. Every 2 crowns should grant you an extra life so collecting pellets should be the largest priority. The crowns also grant a lot of points, and in the last minute (which is when you usually reach this point), you will be very fast and are able to increase your score by 50-100,000 on crowns alone.

    I got 488,000 on my third or so attempt, so 400,000 should be no problem.
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    Disturbed KiddGreat solution, got 422,000 in my first run.
    Posted by Disturbed Kidd on 15 Jan 11 at 09:59
    EvilQcty
    Posted by EvilQc on 29 Apr 11 at 23:18
    PunderstatementThanks for the tip, got 488,000 points and my last four achievements for this game on my first run thanks to this.
    Posted by Punderstatement on 28 Mar 16 at 18:42
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