ARCADE GAME SERIES: Ms. Pac-Man achievements


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Picky Eater in ARCADE GAME SERIES: Ms. Pac-Man

Picky Eater156 (75)

This is a rare achievementClear 3 Rounds in a row without eating a single ghost and without losing a life!

  • Unlocked by 705 tracked gamers (23% - TA Ratio = 2.08) 3,052  

Achievement Guide for Picky Eater

471,112 (289,920)
Achievement won on 29 Apr 16
TA Score for this game: 1,561
Posted on 29 April 16 at 18:52, Edited on 29 April 16 at 18:53
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Outside of spending lots of time learning how to group the ghosts, there's no set "walkthrough" that will get you this achievement. The AI in Ms. Pac-Man is a little more advanced than original Pac-Man. Here are some tips that might help:

1) PRACTICE! I'm terrible at this game, and I still managed to 100% it. It can get very frustrating getting through levels 1-2 a bunch of times, only to die on 3. Overall this probably took me 50 tries. But, each try I got better. At first I could only make it past level 1. Then I started consistently beating level 2. Finally I beat level 3 after many attempts. If you find that you're getting too frustrated, take a break and come back to it later. Staying cool will help your reflexes.

2) This should be obvious, but start with level 1. Levels 1-3 are the easiest in the game.

3) Ghosts will track you, then go random for about 8 seconds. This can get you into trouble. The ghosts will take unexpected routes after following you a bit. This got me trapped on many occasions.

4) Use the warps to your advantage. You can buy yourself time and flip the map by using warps. On levels 1-2 the ghosts have a small delay when they use the tunnel, allowing you to gain some space. Always check the other side of the warp before you go through to make sure it's clear.

5) If you have a couple dots left and no power-ups, be patient! There's no timer, so don't rush. Set up your attack and use the warps to gain an advantage. Don't make a risky move that could get you eaten.

6) Dodge! Even with the improved AI, the ghosts can still be exploited. In certain situations you can do a quick "juke" move on the ghosts to get them moving in the other direction. If there's one a level above you, turn back, then forward again and sometimes the ghost will start travelling the opposite way.

7) Double tap the D-pad. The inputs for this game are not great. There were many times where I could've sworn I pressed a direction and the game just did not register it. When in precarious situations, always double tap whichever direction you need to go. It will save your life!

Good luck. I will post a video below, but as you can see, his path is pretty random. The starts worked well for me (first 10 seconds or so), but then I did my own thing.

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619,029 (299,666)
Achievement won on 18 May 16
TA Score for this game: 1,561
Posted on 16 May 16 at 20:06
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There is an easy method to create a checkpoint that will allow you to continue retrying for this achievement.

NOTE: Achievement will only unlock after you returned back online.

First of all, start at level one. It helps if you have 5 lives which can be adjusted from the setting.

Complete the first round without eating a ghost and without dying. Then

Create a checkpoint.

1. pause the game and ‘save and quit’.
2. Exit from the game to close it down.
3. WAIT 12-15 minutes to allow your gave to sync to the cloud.
4. restart the game after you break.
5. as soon as you are notified that you will be using a previous game save, GO OFFLINE
6. return to the game and continue playing.

7. After you have sucessfully finished the second round, create another check point, simply save and quit and then GO ONLINE. Then repeat from #3.

7. You mess up and need to reload your checkpoint, simply

To restore your checkpoint

1) cn_guide then cn_start and select manage game.
2) Go to the saved data and hit cn_A then select “DELETE FROM CONSOLE”.
3) Go online
4) Load the game and after the launch screens it will sync your save from the cloud.
5) Once it does this, go offline again, and give it another shot.

Once you have a checkpoint saved, it takes 45 seconds to reload the checkpoint making this very easy to keep retrying.

You can create a checkpoint after every successful round or during the round, the choice is yours.

Instructions on how to go offline and online

To go offline
1) Settings
2) All Settings
3) Network
4) Network settings
5) Go offline

To go online
1) Open sidebar
2) Go to settings section
3) Select connect to xbox live
4) Go online

I would like to credit Palesius for discovering this, or at least posting it on the pacman solutions. I have edited a simple description of what to do, and noted that Offline and Online ARE NOT OPTIONAL and should be done everytime.
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