I have been visiting this Ms. Pacman arcade machine, located in downtown Plymouth, for a few months. When I discovered this machine I saw the high score of 126550 and thought I could easily achieve those numbers. Especially since the game was set on hyper mode where Ms. Pacman moves like she’s on a coke bender.
I had set rules I adhered to such as I could only play two times each visit. I can remember 3 times where I had gotten close – one time in particular when Antone was with me and I was dividing my time between keeping an eye on him and kicking ass in this video game. I hit 118320 in that instance – and I was even closer the next week when I reached 122640.
Today I visited the machine and on the first game I knew I was having a great game when I still 2 lives in the Banana round. I still retained those 2 lives three rounds later when I hit the dark blue level. As soon as I hit the level where the power pellets have no effect (other than changing directions of the ghosts) the game gets much more difficult – but I noticed I had hit a new high score already!
|Price:||$0.50 per play|
|MY NEW High Score||128140|
The new high score now stands – this may be the pinnacle achievement of a life – even greater than the birth of my children and that time I watched the entire Cheers series in a matter of just 4 weeks. BOOM! Life is good!