Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Wired] July 3, 1999: Gobbling Up a Pac-Man Record
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Wired] July 3, 1999: Gobbling Up a Pac-Man Record

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
A "perfect" game of Pac-Man involves eating every pellet, floating fruit and edible blue ghost for 256 rounds.
Screenshot: Midway Games

1999: After nearly 20 years and millions of quarters, someone attains the unthinkable: a perfect score on Pac-Man.

The world record was set by 33-year-old Billy Mitchell of Hollywood, Florida, during a U.S.-Canada clash over the Fourth of July weekend. Mitchell took more than six hours to complete the game at the Funspot Family Fun Center in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire.

To achieve the game's maximum score of 3,333,360 points, Mitchell navigated 256 boards (or screens), eating every single dot, blinking energizer blob, flashing blue ghost, and point-loaded fruit, without losing a single life.

"It was tremendously monotonous," said Mitchell, a father of three and president of Rickey's World Famous Sauces, a manufacturer of Louisiana hot sauces.

source
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 28
Lulz - lets have a party!

Thats really cool though, without loosing 1 life?
Nemesis NE-α
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790k (Devil's Canyon) AsRock Z97 Extreme 4 Visiontek AMD 6990 Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 XSPC Raystorm Windows 8.1 Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS Ducky Blue Overclock.net Themed Mechanical Keyb... Corsair Silver 1kw  
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH10 Logitech G502 Logitech 5.1 speakers w/ Onkyo Receiver 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon W3520 i7 4.0ghz EVGA X58 Classified Visiontek 6990 GSkill 6GB DDR3 Pi 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD ; 2x 1TB ; 2x 2TB Samsung BluRay Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 3x Dell U2311H 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard SilverStone Strider 1000w Modular Power Supply Lian Li V2000 Plus Logitech G9 Gaming Laser Mouse 
Mouse Pad
Cyba Sniper Tracer (Acrylic Glass) 
  hide details  
Reply
Nemesis NE-α
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790k (Devil's Canyon) AsRock Z97 Extreme 4 Visiontek AMD 6990 Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 XSPC Raystorm Windows 8.1 Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS Ducky Blue Overclock.net Themed Mechanical Keyb... Corsair Silver 1kw  
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH10 Logitech G502 Logitech 5.1 speakers w/ Onkyo Receiver 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon W3520 i7 4.0ghz EVGA X58 Classified Visiontek 6990 GSkill 6GB DDR3 Pi 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD ; 2x 1TB ; 2x 2TB Samsung BluRay Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 3x Dell U2311H 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard SilverStone Strider 1000w Modular Power Supply Lian Li V2000 Plus Logitech G9 Gaming Laser Mouse 
Mouse Pad
Cyba Sniper Tracer (Acrylic Glass) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 28
this isnt exactly new news lol
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2...  Gigabyte MB Model : GA-890FXA-UD5, NB : AMD 89... Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 775MHz 960 SPU... G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA... LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Su... XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler  Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Hanns-G 28'' 3ms Full HD 1080P 1920 x 1200LCD M... Samsung 19" 1440x900 Envision 22" 1680x1050 RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
TOPOWER Galaxis MX Series GAPS-500MX 500W ATX12... COOLER MASTER Storm Scout RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse... RocketFish (Speed+Control) 
Audio
Altec Lansing VS4221 2.1 35 Watts Three-Piece C... 
  hide details  
Reply
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2...  Gigabyte MB Model : GA-890FXA-UD5, NB : AMD 89... Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 775MHz 960 SPU... G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA... LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Su... XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler  Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Hanns-G 28'' 3ms Full HD 1080P 1920 x 1200LCD M... Samsung 19" 1440x900 Envision 22" 1680x1050 RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
TOPOWER Galaxis MX Series GAPS-500MX 500W ATX12... COOLER MASTER Storm Scout RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse... RocketFish (Speed+Control) 
Audio
Altec Lansing VS4221 2.1 35 Watts Three-Piece C... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 
thought it was cool, noone ever did it because the NES would freeze
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cr4zYH3aD View Post
thought it was cool, noone ever did it because the NES would freeze
Its an arcade game, not a NES game.

Billy also was in a Iron Man gaming competition. They got to choose their own game and it was who could play the longest without stoping or dying... Mitchell played like 2 days and he had to stop because the oil in his hands caused the game to break. Thats crazy.
Sokar
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
AudioAudioAudio
Inifitity P153 Speakers Lepai TA202A Amp Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Sokar
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
AudioAudioAudio
Inifitity P153 Speakers Lepai TA202A Amp Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 28
How do you eat EVERY ghost? Don't they just "repawn"?

~Gooda~
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
How do you eat EVERY ghost? Don't they just "repawn"?

~Gooda~
You use all chances to turn the ghosts blue and every time eat all of em.
If I'm not mistaken you have to eat a total of 4096 ghosts.
Conroe Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6300 1.86GHz ASUS P5B-Deluxe ASUS HD4670 512(actually 1280MB) 2GB DDR2-667 Kingston ValueRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 320GB SATA 16MB cache Lite-On DVD+/-RW LG Flatron L1919S Logitech Internet 350 
PowerCaseMouse
Trust 520W CodeGen BrizA Logitech UltraX Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
Conroe Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6300 1.86GHz ASUS P5B-Deluxe ASUS HD4670 512(actually 1280MB) 2GB DDR2-667 Kingston ValueRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 320GB SATA 16MB cache Lite-On DVD+/-RW LG Flatron L1919S Logitech Internet 350 
PowerCaseMouse
Trust 520W CodeGen BrizA Logitech UltraX Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by thydevil View Post
You use all chances to turn the ghosts blue and every time eat all of em.
If I'm not mistaken you have to eat a total of 4096 ghosts.
I love "If i'm not mistaken". It is great to protect you from someone saying "OMgz!1! It was 4097 u n00b!"

On topic: If you have that much dedication for a game, you most likely have WAY too much time on your hands.
Planet Express
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro Zotac GTX 570 Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD: Intel 40gb + Kingston 64gb Windows 7 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 24" 245BW Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750W Cooler Master HAF Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
Planet Express
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro Zotac GTX 570 Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD: Intel 40gb + Kingston 64gb Windows 7 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 24" 245BW Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750W Cooler Master HAF Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by thydevil View Post
You use all chances to turn the ghosts blue and every time eat all of em.
If I'm not mistaken you have to eat a total of 4096 ghosts.
But the ghosts respawn, so it's impossible to eat them all.
Cataclysm
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
Cataclysm
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 28
Quote:
The world record was set by 33-year-old Billy Mitchell of Hollywood, Florida, during a U.S.-Canada clash over the Fourth of July weekend. Mitchell took more than six hours to complete the game at the Funspot Family Fun Center in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire.

To achieve the game's maximum score of 3,333,360 points, Mitchell navigated 256 boards (or screens), eating every single dot, blinking energizer blob, flashing blue ghost, and point-loaded fruit, without losing a single life.
Get a life already. He lost one life, his own.
NEMESIS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 L628F 2.4-@3.6GHZ ASUS P5N-E 650i SLi XFX 512MB G92 8800GTS XXX 820/2020/2240 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-667@970 CAS4 2T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320Gb ST3320620AS Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x86 22" LG W2252TQ 2ms 10000:1 1680x1050 + 19" Hyundai Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ GameXStream 700w CM Stacker 832 Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
NEMESIS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 L628F 2.4-@3.6GHZ ASUS P5N-E 650i SLi XFX 512MB G92 8800GTS XXX 820/2020/2240 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-667@970 CAS4 2T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320Gb ST3320620AS Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x86 22" LG W2252TQ 2ms 10000:1 1680x1050 + 19" Hyundai Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ GameXStream 700w CM Stacker 832 Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Game News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Wired] July 3, 1999: Gobbling Up a Pac-Man Record