Monday, August 21, 2006

"Pac-Man: The Game That Won't Go Away". One historical tidbit:
In 1999, at the ripe old age of 19 -- elderly for a video game -- Pac-Man saw his first perfect score made by Floridian Billy Mitchell.

Mitchell scored 3,333,360 points after playing for six hours, beating the game's 256 mazes, gobbling up every piece of fruit and every ghost with each "power up," and never losing a life.

"My ability as a player, I'd like to say, is unmatched by anyone else," said Mitchell in an interview with "Good Morning America" last year.

"I'm absolutely the best. It meant everything to be the best on Pac-Man. It was the Holy Grail of video games, racing to see who would get the perfect Pac-Man game."