Some of you might think playing Pac-Man is just trying to complete each screen. But when you look at things differently you understand how you can get a really high score.
We recently had a visit from a guy by the name of Jon Stoodley. Most will probably wonder who he is. Jon is one of 7 people in the world, 4 beingAmerican, 2 Canadian & John been the only UK person to achieve a PERFECT PAC-MAN SCORE. To achieve this you get one chance to get every dot, power pill, fruit & blue ghost. Munching your way through 256 screens. This takes around 6 hours to complete & every move is crucial.
Anyway Jon messaged us about coming down to check out the arcade. Few weeks later he turns up 15th March with something for us. It was a small little Jamma cab that he was donating to arcade hub. We plugged it in, fired it up and off he went. Firstly warming up with a 97,600 score, explaining how to group the ghosts together and maximise the points on each board.
Jon was off again and soon racked up 200,000 + score. This guy was making it look easy (he has played hours & hours ) and we left him be to get into the game.
We joined Jon again at 630,000 points, this was becoming surreal in a weird way mainly because personally I’ve not seen someone play this good at any game even more so on such a classic.
We left him be to get up to the 1 million he was trying to achieve that day. Remember he was only actually coming to see arcade hub & meet us. When we joined him again, Jon was close to the 1 million points and the energy around the arcade built. With watchers on Facebook live it was a great day to witness such a great score on a iconic game.
Jon played a few more games then headed off not without getting a selfie with myself!
Thanks again jon was great to see you and really appreciate the cab it will definitely be on the arcade floor for many years to come.