The 360 achievements are real easy

#1 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

If you are looking for an easy S rank then this is the game for you, took me around an hour. doesnt hurt that the game is pretty fun either.

#2 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -

Yep, I just S-ranked it myself. But getting all of the achievements puts you nowhere near playing all of the content of the game. Every level has around 15 variations and different challenges, each with variable settings, and you're eating hundreds of ghosts and going really fast and more ghosts are waking up and it just gets faster and faster and FASTER AND FASTER AND MORE GHOSTS AND FRUIT AND FASTER AND  - 
 
*Head explodes*

#3 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

Lol true, i didnt mean to insinuate a lack of content, ive been playing highway for a while, probably my favourite mode thus far

#4 Posted by Bollard (5841 posts) -

Ah I literally just downloaded this, and got 4 achievements in my first game. I coulda got more if I had known what the others were.

#5 Posted by Lolimoto (43 posts) -

Played for about an hour and got the S-Rank. 
"No bombs" was the most difficult, because I accidently kept using bombs when ghosts were too close.

#6 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@Lolimoto said:
" Played for about an hour and got the S-Rank.  "No bombs" was the most difficult, because I accidently kept using bombs when ghosts were too close. "
Me too. I kept getting a couple minutes into a match and then accidentally bombing. This was always immediately followed by me swearing quite loudly.
#7 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -
@Lolimoto:  yeh me too, years of FPS games gave me an itchy trigger finger and that bomb is just so damn convenient
#8 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

I've S-ranked it already too, but that game would be worth the ten bucks even if it didn't have points.

#9 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1695 posts) -

Yup, fairly simple S-rank, but this game is all about the points! I'm gonna start knocking out some good scores, and playing some of those other challenges.

#10 Posted by Evan223 (99 posts) -
@Lolimoto said:
" Played for about an hour and got the S-Rank.  "No bombs" was the most difficult, because I accidently kept using bombs when ghosts were too close. "
I got this achievement on my second time playing, after seeing what the requirements were, as soon as it went all slow mo and there was no way for me to escape without using a bomb i though fuck it and let pacman die as lives are really easy to cumulate.
#11 Posted by dougmansion (139 posts) -
@Evan223:  I didn't know cumulate was a word. Thanks.
#12 Posted by Redbullet685 (6084 posts) -

Im going to get it when I get the $10 from that October deal they had.

#13 Posted by BBQBram (2291 posts) -

I just bought this, booted it up and got the S-Rank in one session. Never really played Pac-Man before either. However, it was so much pure fun. Went on to clear all challenges on Championship II. I guess technically you've cleared the game after clearing all challenges for all levels (maps? cabinets?). But really it's all about improving your score on the leaderboards and challenging friends. I love the XBLA games that are totally pick-up-and-play like this.

#14 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

Most fun I've ever had getting an S-Rank.

#15 Posted by Triphos (82 posts) -

GoTY

#16 Posted by AndyPhifer (168 posts) -

I also got the game free because of that October deal!  
The original Pac-Man CE was my first ever S Rank. I spent two nights in a row playing nothing but that and finally got it. Man, it was fun. I'm sort of glad this'll be an easy S Rank (I already got 5 cheevos without trying), but I also think I'll miss that long hunt. 
What a great game so far.

#17 Posted by Jolt92 (1579 posts) -
@GilbertMordinAndSullivan:
:D
#18 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@Jolt92 said:
" @GilbertMordinAndSullivan::D "
What are you smilin' about, soldier? This is PAC-MAN and it is SERIOUS, MIND EXPLODING BUSINESS.
#19 Posted by VRMN (41 posts) -

I never did get the crown in the original, but I S-ranked this in about an hour of playtime over two sessions. Easy.
#20 Posted by Pageboy (62 posts) -

Played the Trial and instantly bought. Just about to have my first game when I noticed this thread on the front page of Giantbomb. Can always use another S-Rank. :)

#21 Posted by mau64 (533 posts) -

Okay I'm going to be the guy that asks the question. PAC-Man to me is fun in small doses but does the game really do that much different stuff? Does the new modes really keep the game fresh? Is it a headache with the 360 d-pad? And on a similar note, anybody looking forward to bejeweled 3?

#22 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@mau64: The dpad wasn't annoying, especially the way pacman controls.  I played this game for a solid 4 hours tonight until I was too sleepy and my thumbs started throbbing.  One of my thumbs still hurts today.  can't squeeze a stress ball with that hand.  So yeah, worth it.
#23 Posted by WJist (308 posts) -
@mfpantst said:
" @mau64: The dpad wasn't annoying, especially the way pacman controls.  I played this game for a solid 4 hours tonight until I was too sleepy and my thumbs started throbbing.  One of my thumbs still hurts today.  can't squeeze a stress ball with that hand.  So yeah, worth it. "
Take two pellets and call me in the morning. That's intense, dude.
#24 Posted by MikeinSC (910 posts) -

The 1M points in a 5 min score attack is a bit of a challenge, but the game keeps the tradition of the first game's really easy Achievements alive and well. 
 
Fortunately, this is a really awesome game.

#25 Edited by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@MikeinSC: Ehh that's not too bad.  I found overtime muscle memory kicks in.
 
Edit: swap Bad with Hard.  I mean once you memorize the transitions its easy to get the higher score
#26 Posted by Smokay (520 posts) -

Still did not get my 800 points from october to get this

#27 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@Smokay: That's ok.  The $10 in your wallet will work just fine.
#28 Posted by FongGhoul (233 posts) -

The first game is my only S-Rank other than Dash to Destruction (which doesn't count, right?) and was super easy. I'm actually kind of disappointed that this appears to be even easier since I know I'll be playing the hell out of it.  The one bad thing about achievements is that (for me) after an S-Rank I'm not as motivated to keep playing. Having one or two super-tough ones on a stick would be nice. 
 
I'll take the 200 easy points though!

#29 Posted by Bollard (5841 posts) -

Nearly have the S Rank, but I'm proud to say I'm 15th in the world on Highway Score Attack (10 min.)! Highway is such an awesome course - I haven't even got to try the others yet! 25th out of over 5000 in the whole of Highway - suuper pleased :D

#30 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -
@AndyPhifer said:
" I also got the game free because of that October deal!  The original Pac-Man CE was my first ever S Rank. I spent two nights in a row playing nothing but that and finally got it. Man, it was fun. I'm sort of glad this'll be an easy S Rank (I already got 5 cheevos without trying), but I also think I'll miss that long hunt. What a great game so far. "
I never got all the achievements for the original because i got it on a disk with a few other games and subsequently lent it out, never to see it again.
#31 Posted by phoenixflames (58 posts) -

This maybe a really stupid question, but what do you have to do to get the completed game achievement? 
  
In one session I played every variant of the first map. 
2nd session I played the first 5 minute mode of all the other maps. 
 
I thought people were saying you don't have to play every single mode of the game to get that achievement. Is that true? 
 
I'm loving the game, and I still plan on playing every mode, but that completed game achievement is the last one I need for the S Rank. I thought I would've had it by now.

#32 Posted by Raven_Sword (3447 posts) -

Does this game have trophies? Im assuming it does, but every once on a blue moon some new games on PS3 dont have trophies.
#33 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -
@Raven_Sword:  not sure if you ever got an answer to this, sorry for the mad bump but yeah it definitely does have trophies
#34 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

I'm missing one, something about beating the game with "all maze visuals". What do I do?  

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