Approximate amount of time to 200:
1 Hour - 2 Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed:
10+ (See below.)
Does difficulty effect achievements?:
No (However, Normal or Expert is recommended)
Do cheat codes disable achievements?:
Extra Equipment Needed?:
Welcome to Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, easily one of the best XBLA games to come out in 2010. This game is the sequel to the semi-popular Pac-Man Championship Edition game, and this game also celebrates Pac-Man's 30th Anniversary. There are a bunch of new features, like different graphics and music to use and tons of more ghosts. Out of the four Pac-Man games on the XBLA right now, this is arguably the easiest to get 200
on, but the original Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man are very close. But I think everyone can agree that after you're done with your 200
for this game, you might keep playing it afterwards because of how addicting it is. Also, this is one of those games where the achievement unlocks after you finished a playthrough, so try to keep that in mind when going for the achievements. I.E. Sparkster won’t unlock until the level ends, etc. I gave the game a difficulty of 2/10 because all of the achievements are easy to unlock for the most part, except that Score Attack (5 Minutes)
and Score Attack (10 Minutes)
can be a little annoying to unlock.
Why I say more than 10 playthroughs is because you have to beat the first 7 short time trials for the 10 minute one, which would be your 8th playthrough. For the 5 minute and 10 minute score attacks, it is possible to do all of the achievements on your first try, but it would probably take you more than only 2 playthroughs, hence the 10 playthroughs. See the achievement guide below for tips on how to get these easily in a fair amount of playthroughs.
Part 1 (Score Attack) (170):
Most of your achievements would be found in your score attack playthroughs, so I would recommend going here first. My personal map recommendation is Champion II because it's available at the start, and is easily one of the more basic maps in the game. On your first playthrough, there will only be 5 minute score attack, but you get 10 minute score attack after you finish 5 minute score attack for the first time. Don't try to go for all of the achievements right away and try to get a feel for the game. However, without trying, you will probably pick up Sparkster
, 30 Ghost Combo
, Score Attack (5 Minutes)
, Score Attack (10 Minutes)
, and maybe 500,000 Points
and 1,500,000 Points
. If you don’t pick up the 500,000 and 1,500,000 point achievements, don’t worry because you will get them when you get the 1,000,000 Points
and 2,000,000 Points
achievements, respectively. The point based achievements are best done on Expert, but if you want to be safer, you could do them on Normal. But ironically, if you choose Normal, it could be harder for you since it's take a little bit to catch up to the pace you would start out with on Expert. Also, you could go for No Mistakes
and No Bombs
, but I would get them later once you clean up the achievements.
Part 2 (Time Trials) (30):
You only get one achievement for Time Trials, and that's to beat the full 10 minute Time Trial mode. You have to do some smaller time trials before you come across this 10 minute one, but once you beat the 10 minute one, Time Trial Cleared
will pop up. Also, by now, you should also have All Maze Visuals
, but if you don't have that or any other achievement yet, check Part 3 (Clean Up) or the guide itself.
Part 3 (Clean Up):
You should have the full 200
by now, but if you don't, you probably skipped some of them. Check the guide for tips on how you get the ones you skipped.
That's it! Getting 1,000,000 points in 5 minute score attack and 2,000,000 points in 10 minute score attack can be a little annoying, but they are manageable. I hope you enjoyed having as much fun getting the 200
as I did, and unless you came just for the achievements, you will find that you will want to come back to this game for a good short while. If you are stuck on a certain achievement, check the guide for tips.