A perfect score in Pac-Man was obtained ten years ago by Billy Mitchell, meaning that no one can ever score higher. How then does a person break the world record in Pac-Man? By doing it faster of course. Since Billy Mitchell the record has been broken four more times, and now we can add a fifth. David Race is your new world record holder for the Pac-Man high score with the time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 22 seconds. That’s only 42 seconds faster than the previous time of 3 hours, 42 minutes, and 4 seconds, which was held by Chris Ayra.
In case you’re wondering what it entails to get a perfect score, it means that the player has to eat every dot, every bonus fruit and every blue ghost possible throughout the game until it crashes at level 256. Pretty daunting, and to pull it off in under four hours is practically inhuman. I hope Race got many hearty pats on the back for his achievement or at least a job well done.