Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Pac-Man by the Math: "Inky is Difficult to Predict"

"The blue ghost is nicknamed Inky, and remains inside the ghost house for a short time on the first level, not joining the chase until Pac-Man has managed to consume at least 30 of the dots. His English personality description is bashful, while in Japanese he is referred to as 気紛れ, kimagure, or 'whimsical.' Inky is difficult to predict, because he is the only one of the ghosts that uses a factor other than Pac-Man’s position/orientation when determining his target tile."
Games is maths!


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deepomega (#1,720)

All the jokes I'm thinking of making are… racially fraught? I think that means this is one of Those Fridays. Sorry everyone!

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

I still remember basic Pac Man pattern keys. Like, if you try to gobble up all of the dots at the very bottom—the only run that is the full length of the maze—you will get caught. Also, the two maze areas right above the ghost holding pen? Ghost never ever go up those holes when they are first released in the maze. A decent hiding spot.

dado (#102)

Clyde is my nemesis.

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