According to the officials at video game record-keeping institution Twin Galaxies, 40-year-old gamer David Race of Beavercreek, Ohio has managed to perfect Pac-Man nearly thirty years after it chomped its way into popular culture.
Race achieved a perfect score on Namco’s arcade classic in 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 22 seconds. A new world record, edging out the old record by a mere 42 seconds.
A perfect game in Pac-Man requires a player to “eat every dot, bonus prize and blue ghost across all 256 levels.” At that point, a glitch in the original game code results in an unplayable stage, effectively ending the experience with a score of 3,333,360.
Race has become only the sixth player ever to achieve a perfect game. The first was none other than Billy Mitchell, who managed the feat back in 1999 and was prominently featured as the antagonist in the arcade documentary “King of Kong.”