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    Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    I have nobody to compete against on this ancient, arcade machine. I'm trying to teach one of my nephews just to have somebody to play against....I play him left-handed, although I'm right-handed, well, rather ambidextrous... I have to feign mistakes to let him play more frequently. I could easily score 250,000 left-handed if I played straight up. I can make over 500,000 when I play my very best right-handed. My games take 3-5 hours. Sometimes my games take several days as I have a lock-up hiding place I can use for extended breaks on the 7th, 11th, and 15th screens.

    Is there anybody out there that can compete with me? I've owned my Jr. Pacman since the mid-80's. In all that time I've only had one opponent remotely capable of defeating me. He could clear the screen but he couldn't score the points that I extract per screen. I won by over 100,000 . Back then, breaking 400,000 was a good score for me. Now, I'm not impressed with myself unless I make 475,000. I never thought I'd break 500,000 but I finally did a few months back. I barely missed a second half-million game recently....ended 497,xxx .... :cry:

    I've never played the high-speed version. I believe I could do rather well at that. If my chip ever dies, I'll get one of those multi-game chips put in that has all versions of Pacman fast and slow and a bunch of other nonsense.

    "...is there nobody on planet U'Houston that can even challenge me..." General Zod said it first but now I'm asking. I'd love to play somebody good, again, someday....??? :?:
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    Re: Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    The top score for factory default is 3,330,950. Although that seems odd as the next score is only 955k.

    Note: I know nothing about this game
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    Re: Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barra
    The top score for factory default is 3,330,950. Although that seems odd as the next score is only 955k.

    Note: I know nothing about this game
    Nothing odd about it. Abner did it at a live event and is just better than everyone else on it.

    Good example of why I'm glad he did it in the modern day. Had he done that score in 1984 there'd be more posts "questioning" the score without any cause.

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    Re: Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dot Mongur
    I have nobody to compete against on this ancient, arcade machine. I'm trying to teach one of my nephews just to have somebody to play against....I play him left-handed, although I'm right-handed, well, rather ambidextrous... I have to feign mistakes to let him play more frequently. I could easily score 250,000 left-handed if I played straight up. I can make over 500,000 when I play my very best right-handed. My games take 3-5 hours. Sometimes my games take several days as I have a lock-up hiding place I can use for extended breaks on the 7th, 11th, and 15th screens.

    Is there anybody out there that can compete with me? I've owned my Jr. Pacman since the mid-80's. In all that time I've only had one opponent remotely capable of defeating me. He could clear the screen but he couldn't score the points that I extract per screen. I won by over 100,000 . Back then, breaking 400,000 was a good score for me. Now, I'm not impressed with myself unless I make 475,000. I never thought I'd break 500,000 but I finally did a few months back. I barely missed a second half-million game recently....ended 497,xxx .... :cry:

    I've never played the high-speed version. I believe I could do rather well at that. If my chip ever dies, I'll get one of those multi-game chips put in that has all versions of Pacman fast and slow and a bunch of other nonsense.

    "...is there nobody on planet U'Houston that can even challenge me..." General Zod said it first but now I'm asking. I'd love to play somebody good, again, someday....??? :?:

    Yes Abdner Ashman can score in the millions. 500k is quite an elite score on this difficult title however. Outstanding!
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    Re: Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    Sounds like hes got this game sussed then! Although it wouldve been cooler had he ended up with 3,333,360 (Again, knowing nothing of this title, so this score may well be impossible)
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    Re: Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Otto
    Yes Abdner Ashman can score in the millions. 500k is quite an elite score on this difficult title however. Outstanding!
    I'd love to play Abdner Ashman. It certainly wouldn't bother me to lose. I'd be fascinated at how he deals with with the 17th screen. If I picked that up, I might be real competition. The ghosts get faster on the 16th screen, which is the style of the 4th screen, that I can clear. I've gotten to the 17th screen will all my men or missing just one hundreds upon hundreds of times. The 17th screen, style of the 5th screen, has been impossible for me. With the ghosts faster and no blue time, I get destroyed. The 5th screen style is the hardest maze for me. I've never seen the 18th screen. I make high scores by scoring extraordinary amounts of points on the first 15 screens.

    Now that I know it's possible to clear the 17th screen, I may get some inspiration to conquer it? I've thought it impossible for years. If I figured out what Ashman knows, my games could take weeks...? :lol: Every time that the 7th style screen comes up is an opportunity for me to rest as long as I care to. I have short-term hiding places on screens 1, 3, 4, and 6. I never tested all of 'em to survive the reverses that happen about every 20 minutes. The hiding spot on the 7th screen suffices for my needs to rest or visit the powder room.

    I'm not shocked that there's somebody better than me. I am stunned that somebody could make over a million though....
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    Re: Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    Since we're talking about normal speed Jr. Pac-Man, my best is just past 80,000 (I'll reach 100,000+ eventually). Dot Mongur, don't give up on the game. When you're on the boards where you have 0 seconds to eat the ghosts, the ghosts have already maxed out their speed, you slow down a little bit (similar to the 9th key on Pac-Man & board 21 on Ms. Pac-Man). I haven't played it since last year.

    I'm more of a turbo speed player and can't seem to find an original Jr. Pac-Man with turbo speed so I can break that record (I'm currently at 3 million plus).

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    Re: Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    I play the heck out of Jr Pac at original speed, and have yet to beat the 7th board :( I've come very close several times though. My biggest problem is I get too impatient and take risks I shouldn't. You can't do that on the 7th board ;) My high is around 116K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyKongFan
    I play the heck out of Jr Pac at original speed, and have yet to beat the 7th board :( I've come very close several times though. My biggest problem is I get too impatient and take risks I shouldn't. You can't do that on the 7th board ;) My high is around 116K.
    You have to develop a way to get all 4 ghosts to go into one of the side boxes and as they commit in, you rush to the side box on the opposite side and go in and grab some dots and bob out as the ghosts come rushing across screen towards you. I repeat this process until I clean out the corner boxes. I've so developed the technique that I manipulate the Beer into the left-side boxes to turn the dots BIG for the extra points. Once you get this down, the 7th screen is rather easy. I consider the 5th screen to be the hardest maze.

    Find some patience and learn how to group up and manipulate the 3 main ghosts. Once you get the 3 on either side of you, you can work them around the board from wall to wall, around and around, grabbing a little somethin' quickly here and there. You have to learn the best places to stop against walls to get the ghosts to commit in tight and when to move....and then how to lead them around the screen. This is how I play. Even I have to fight the impulse to play quickly which is never a good strategy.
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    Re: Does anybody play Jr. Pacman at the original speed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyKongFan
    I play the heck out of Jr Pac at original speed, and have yet to beat the 7th board :( I've come very close several times though. My biggest problem is I get too impatient and take risks I shouldn't. You can't do that on the 7th board ;) My high is around 116K.
    ....one other thing. On every style except the 7th one I stay in the bottom right part of the maze working for position to weather the 8 second reverse and the the one that will be about 20 seconds later. You need to get a strict strategy as to how to stay safe till these dangerous reverses by the ghosts are over. Then, you can operate without fear for about 19 minutes when the next reverse will occur. On the 7th screen I got straight to the top-right box and get it's dots unless that area is swarmed.

    Don't just start playing and hope for the best during the reverses.
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