4. ARCADE GAME SERIES: Pac-Man Misc Achievements

Now that you've finished the first 17 rounds, you can turn off the level select feature in the options to save yourself some time; all three of these tough miscellaneous achievements will be started on Round 1, so you don't need to select a specific round anymore. You'll be put to the test in both skill and determination with these final achievements. If I can complete this game, then I have a good feeling that you can too if you're persistent enough. There are videos for each of the three runs for this page in the link below if you want to see how I managed to pull these off.

Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man | Misc Achievements

Perfect Round

For the Om Nom Nom achievement, you need to eat both fruits in the same level, as well as eat all four ghosts with a single Super Pellet four times (meaning with each Super Pellet in the same level). You're allowed to die, but if you die with a fruit on screen, it'll be gone for good. Make sure your lives are set to five, of course, and start eating away.

As the original Pac-Man, the ghosts' movements are based entirely on your own movement. Therefore, if you make the same path twice, the ghosts will have moved the same way as before. People tend to use specific directions that others have found out a long time ago to get this done without dying, but you can also just test with the level and figure out your own pattern that includes some deaths. I did that myself and it took me no longer than a half hour to get this perfect run down properly. If you'd like to see how that turned out, you can consult the playlist link at the top of the page to find it among other videos for this page.

Fruits last only for a certain amount of time, and you're going to want to eat the first before you hit the amount of dots that makes the second cherry spawn. As for eating ghosts, you'll have to meander around the stage in hopes to group all four of them up relatively close together before eating each Super Pellet. If you die when a cherry is on screen or during a power-up, or if you fail to eat all four ghosts during a power-up, you may as well restart the run. Thanks to the small level design of early Namco games, failed attempts will not have wasted much of your time.

For some dumb reason, the toughest of these achievements is simply Om Nom Nom, whereas the ones building up to it have a stronger-implied name.

All Ghosts

Eat all ghosts in succession after eating a Power Pellet!

All Ghosts
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Om Nom Nom x2

Eat all four ghosts in succession twice in a single round!

Om Nom Nom x2
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Om Nom Nom x3

Eat all four ghosts in succession three times in a single round!

Om Nom Nom x3
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Om Nom Nom x4

Eat all four ghosts in succession four times in a single round!

Om Nom Nom x4
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Om Nom Nom

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

Om Nom Nom
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Picky Eater

The next achievement is just about as much of a pain as the previous. You'll need to go three waves without dying whilst also never eating any ghosts. The Super Pellets still serve some use, since they make the ghosts turn away from you, slow down, and allow you to clean up around the area unharmed. But, since you're not allowed to eat any ghosts, you still need to avoid them at all costs.

What also makes this achievement so difficult is the fact that the ghosts become more resilient to Super Pellets as you make your way from Round 1 to Round 3. Even if you look up a video on how someone has earned the achievement, you'll probably only be able to remember so much of a minute-long level, so deviation from the path will almost always happen unless you're pausing the game to watch the video.

Picky Eater

Clear 3 Rounds in a row without eating a single ghost and without losing a life!

Picky Eater
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Fruit Basket

Finally, we have Fruit Basket. You have to eat all five types of fruit in a single playthrough of the game, except now you'll be allowed to die. Assuming you did Picky Eater first, you'll now have some practice with maneuvering around ghosts when they're not edible; don't forget that you're able to eat ghosts for this run, too. You won't be able to follow your exact movements from the previous achievement because you'll need to eat the five fruits, but you'll still be able to replicate most of the same results either way.

If you lose a life on Round 1 or early on in Round 2, you should probably just reset and start fresh. Even with a full five lives from the settings, it can still be pretty hard to get to the last fruit (Round 7), so you'll want to eat ghosts for point combos to get a few extra lives. Don't go too out of your way for the ghosts, just eat them if they're nearby after you eat a Super Pellet.

Fruit Basket

Eat all 5 fruits (Cherry, Strawberry, Orange, Apple, Melon) in one playthrough!

Fruit Basket
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