Pac-Man Championship Edition DX Written by Dalton "horror_spooky" Cooper Copyright 2010 Dalton Cooper This is the first guide I have ever written. Any positive or constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated. I hope this guide helps out players that are having difficulty earning all the achievements in this stellar XBLA/PSN game! Have fun eating dots! Also, this guide will also work for the PlayStation Network version of the game. Contact Information E-mail: email@example.com Legal Information - - - - - - - - - This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. If anyone reading this is interested in using my guide on their site, just shoot me an e-mail first. TABLE OF CONTENTS - - - - - - - - - 1. Achievements A. Score Attack (5 minutes) (10G) B. Score Attack (10 minutes) (15G) C. Sparkster (5G) D. 500,000 Points (20G) E. 1,000,000 Points (30G) F. 1,500,000 Points (20G) G. 2,000,000 Points (30G) H. 30 Ghost Combo (10G) I. All Maze Visuals (15G) J. No Bombs (15G) K. No Mistakes (15G) L. Time Trial Cleared (15G) 2. Conclusion 1. Achievements - - - - - - - - A. Score Attack (5 minutes) (10G) - Play Score Attack (5 minutes) until the very end! This is quite simple. Upon starting the game, simply choose the only option available at this point. Completing Score Attack is easy enough, even on the Expert difficulty setting. All you need to do is collect dots, eat ghosts, and survive until the five minute timer runs out. If you're having trouble, some tips to remember are to utilize the slow-motion effect when nearing enemies to aid in tricky escapes, and to use bombs wisely. In fact, you should only be using bombs when completely cornered with nowhere else to go. After the five minutes are up, achievement unlocked! B. Score Attack (10 minutes) (15G) - Play Score Attack (10 minutes) until the very end! Once again, this isn't too hard. It's basically the same thing as the previous achievement. Once the five minute Score Attack is completed, the option to choose this new 10-minute variation is available. The main difference between the two modes is that there is no option to choose the difficulty setting. Pac-Man starts off a bit slow and gains more and more speed as the game goes on. Novice players shouldn't worry, though, it's very easy to adjust to his speed. Regardless, apply the same advice for the last achievement to clear this stage and earn another achievement. C. Sparkster (5G) - Emit sparks for 1 second! Chances are you already earned this achievement while trying to earn the previous two. When enough speed is gained with no turning or anything, Pac-Man will start shooting sparks. I guarantee you've already earned this achievement if you've been playing on the Expert difficulty setting. D. 500,000 Points (20G) - Score 500,000 points! (Score Attack 5 mins) This achievement can be done in the very first maze played. If you missed this one the first time, just go back to the first Score Attack and play. It's actually hard not to earn this achievement if you're playing on Expert difficulty. Since Expert isn't really that much harder than the lower difficulties, you should probably already have it on that setting. Not to mention it's the default difficulty setting. Regardless, try not to die and eat as many ghosts as possible to rack up a huge chunk of points. Achievement unlocked. E. 1,000,000 Points (30G) - Score 1,000,000 points! (Score Attack 5 mins) Now this one may be a little bit trickier. Granted, if you've been playing on Expert, there's a good chance this achievement has already been unlocked. Regardless, the key to getting large scores is eating ghosts. Of course, collecting dots and fruit and all that jazz also helps, but the ghosts are what builds scores. In this version of Pac-Man, there are sleeping ghosts. While there are still ghosts that will travel around the maze and attempt to stop Pac-Man in his dot-consumption, these sleeping ghosts hang out and don't react until Pac-Man zooms by them. Once this happens, they begin forming a line behind our yellow hero, and follow his every move. This can work out to the player's advantage big time. Avoid eating this giant line of ghosts until there is an absurd number of them. It's also good to wait until the maze is filled up with rows and rows of ghosts. Eat a large yellow dot to turn the ghosts blue, and then destroy them all to earn hundreds of thousands of points. Remember, playing on the Expert difficulty setting and have fun. F. 1,500,000 Points (20G) - Score 1,500,000 points! (Score Attack 10 mins) This one is slightly harder than the list achievement because the game takes away the ability to set the difficulty setting. Instead Pac-Man starts off slow and gains speed as the timer dials down. Use the same tips offered in the last achievement. They will help greatly in earning this one, but a little practice will inevitably lead to unlocking this sucker. G. 2,000,000 Points (30G) - Score 2,000,000 points! (Score Attack 10 mins) Ah, the grand-daddy of them all. This is the most difficult achievement to unlock, but it's not that daunting of a task. Earning 2,000,000 points is a matter of mastering the tips I've already laid out, but there is one level that I am impartial to and I feel will help earn the achievement a lot easier. The second set of levels to unlock is called Highway, which is unlocked by beating the Score Attacks on the first set of levels, called Championship II. Completing the Score Attack (5 mins) on Highway will unlock the 10-minute option. The maze is a bit different, but it is set out to allow even more ghosts to tail Pac-Man, and more ghosts means more points. The trick to the Highway maze is to keep an eye on the opposite side of the maze. This will allow you to decide what route to take to eat the most dots as well as avoid getting killed by ghosts and arousing the sleeping ghosts to follow you to their deaths. It might take a few tries, but practice makes perfect. H. 30 Ghost Combo (10G) - Eat 30 ghosts in succession! Not hard to get at all. If you've earned the previous achievements on this list, then you already have this one. Just get a bunch of sleeping ghosts to follow you and then gobble them up like Thanksgiving dinner. If you're worried that you may make a wrong turn and lose your combo, a trick of the trade is to get a large number of ghosts to follow, eat a large dot to make them blue, and then tap the A button to use a bomb and send them flying back into their square in the center of the maze. Then quickly move Pac-Man to the entrance of their square and devour them as they exit like mindless lemmings. I. All Maze Visuals (15G) - Beat the game with every maze visual My advice for this is to just change the maze visuals before every time you play. The graphical style of the game can be changed from the same menu that allows you to change the difficult and alter other options, right before a game is started. All you need to do is to complete any maze using the eight different visual styles. Just complete the short Time Trials to quickly get this achievement. The Time Trials require players to collect fruit before the timer runs out. It's simple and easy. J. No Bombs (15G) - Finish Score Attack (5 Minutes) without using a bomb! This one may cause problems for some people because using bombs just becomes instinct after a while. Regardless, all you need to do is survive for five minutes without using bombs. You have five lives to begin with, and more lives are earned as you allocate points. So instead of sending a trail of ghosts back to their home square when you're cornered, just accept the death and move on. Play on the first maze to make this achievement easier. K. No Mistakes (15G) - Finish Score Attack (5 Minutes) with no mistakes! What the game means by "no mistakes" is no deaths. Apply the same strategy as in the last achievement, except opposite. Use bombs just to be safe to avoid dying and trying to make the ghosts blue as much as possible, even when it won't lead to a large combo. I recommend playing on a maze you're familiar with, like the first one. L. Time Trial Cleared (15G) - Beat the Time Trial Mode! In Championship II, or any set of mazes, though I am going to pick this one to talk about since it's the first set of mazes available, there are a set of short Time Trials to complete. After they are all completed, a 10-minute Time Trial is unlocked. All that needs to be done is for this Time Trial to be completed. After it's beaten, which isn't a difficult task much at all, the achievement is unlocked! That's right, you only need to beat one. And if you haven't noticed, all these achievements can be completed in the first world of mazes. Huh. 2. Conclusion - - - - - - - Thanks for using my achievement/trophy guide for Pac-Man Championship Edition DX! I hope you enjoyed the game, and I hope my guide helped in earning all of those achievements and trophies! Special thanks to SBAllen for keeping GameFAQs up and running and allowing me to post this guide in the first place! Once again, any questions/concerns regarding this guide, or any constructive criticism or positive remarks can be referred to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.