ARCADE GAME SERIES: Pac-Man achievements


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There are a maximum of 20 ARCADE GAME SERIES: Pac-Man achievements worth 2,261 (1,000)

12,855 tracked gamers have this game, 1,061 have completed it (8.25%)

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Om Nom Nom307 (95)

Eat 2 fruits and all four ghosts in succession four times in a single round!

  • Unlocked by 1,238 tracked gamers (10% - TA Ratio = 3.23) 12,949  

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741,277 (336,985)
Achievement won on 02 May 16
TA Score for this game: 2,261
Posted on 03 May 16 at 17:49, Edited on 05 May 16 at 02:34
This solution has 13 positive votes and 9 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
You can abuse the save system to make this achievement very easy (if a bit time consuming). Sorry if this is a little long, I'm trying to make the instructions as clear as possible.

This is definitely easiest on level 1. I would save your checkpoint after each time you eat 4 ghosts. It's far too easy to have one of them turn the wrong way and turn back to normal before you can reach it. I would try to clear out a fair amount of the normal dots (and grab any fruits of course) while you are waiting for all the ghosts to come out of the center area. Once a path is cleared of normal dots you will be able to move faster than the ghosts on it, which helps a lot when you are trying to get them all grouped together. I don't have a great suggestion as to luring them all to one area so they are nice and close, but usually if you try a few different paths, you can find one where 3 will be right on top of each other and you just have to chase down the 4th guy.

Play the game until you feel like you've made a good amount of progress towards the achievement. Then save and quit and follow the directions below to get a reusable checkpoint. Then keep playing from your checkpoint and try to get a little further and make a new checkpoint. If you mess up, or aren't doing as well as you would like, restore your previous checkpoint and try again. N.B. Your achievement will not actually pop until you go back online.

Personally I cleared each level completely, then saved my progress. It's a personal choice of how much risk vs hassle you want to put up with. You can save your progress after every level.

NB: Going offline is optional, it provides a little bit of extra insurance against a fast sync as well as against operator error. You can just delete your local copy of the save whenever you want to restore your checkpoint. There is a very small chance it will synchronize your save while you are playing. Also if you are online you will have the ability to delete your save from the cloud as well (which you definitely do not want to do).

To “back up” a new checkpoint.
1) Go online if you are offline.
2) Save and quit.
3) Quit the game (hit xbox button, then menu/hamburger button and select quit)
4) Wait a while for it to synch up to the cloud (I would give it 10 to 15 minutes).
5) Load the game.
6) Go offline (OPTIONAL- If you are sharing your content via swapping home xboxes, you should still be able to play for a certain amount of time even offline, as long as you launch it first. Since the levels in the arcade collection are all pretty short, you should either be at the point where you are ready to go online again in just a few minutes.)
7) Continue to play

To restore your checkpoint
1) Xbox button then menu/hamburger and select manage game.
2) Go to the saved data for your gamertag and hit A, then select “DELETE FROM CONSOLE”. DO NOT SELECT “DELETE EVERYWHERE”.
3) Go online again (OPTIONAL).
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.

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
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Achievement won on 06 Jul 17
TA Score for this game: 2,261
Posted on 06 July 17 at 23:55
This solution has 4 positive votes and 0 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
So the description of this achievement is kinda confusing, so allow me to elaborate: within a single stage, you need to eat both fruit that spawn as well as eat all four ghosts with each of the four power pellets.

It is important to note that the ghosts' movements are 100% determined by Pac-Man's position and direction. This means that if you do the exact same movements (note: movements not button inputs), you will get the same result every time.

Obviously this is easiest on the first stage. There are many youtube videos of a "perfect cherry" completion for stage 1 (i.e. max score possible), and mimicking exactly what they do will net you the achievement.

I link below my completion, which is based off of a popular route on YouTube for the original arcade game (I did not come up with this pattern myself, but I wanted to verify that it works in this version of the game). It may take some practice, but if you learn the pattern and execute it correctly, you will get the achievement and a perfect score too toast

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