400,000 Points achievement in Pac-Man Championship Edition

400,000 Points

Score 400,000 points!

400,000 Points0
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How to unlock the 400,000 Points achievement

  • Tasty PastryTasty Pastry415,789
    29 Mar 2009 29 Mar 2009 21 Dec 2010
    93 0 14
    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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    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
    SincereSeeker6Extra mode 3 for sure. After you get the crown on both sides, the board cycles back through the same pattern as the beginning, making it super easy. It's just getting to that point which is hard. I ended up with 522000 and must've gotten 200,000 in the last couple minutes because you get crowns extremely fast.
    Posted by SincereSeeker6 on 16 Oct 21 at 05:18
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  • spacedvest2spacedvest2849,798
    03 Oct 2010 25 Mar 2010 25 Mar 2010
    37 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
  • mysticpopovmysticpopov59,509
    17 Aug 2009 26 Aug 2009
    26 3 2
    my girl and i both topped 400K on the Extra Mode 2. just go for dots unless the ghosts are just in your way. if you do a speed run(no ghost combos) you will have about 300K with 1 minute remaining and nothing but Crowns to munch on. at this point, the once slow board is moving pretty fast. just munch dots and crowns as fast as possible. again the key is to eat enough fruit to be at crowns on both sides by 1 min remaining. if you go for too many combos early, you will never even get close to crowns.
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    NathAttackExactly what I did to successfully net this achievement. +1
    Posted by NathAttack on 12 Dec 10 at 23:08
    CASS190684Yep I ended up going with Extra Mode 2 also :) Didn't worry about eating ghosts unless they were in my path and just went for the dots as quickly and efficiently as I could while making sure to stay alive to build up my multiplier. I found you really need to keep that multiplier up!
    Posted by CASS190684 on 04 May 12 at 10:43
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