Original Pacman Characters:
Pacman earns points for eating dots
and fruit and is also awarded a single
bonus life at 10,000 points. Near the corners of the maze are four larger, flashing dots known as power pellets that provide
Pacman with the temporary ability to eat the ghosts.
Blinky is the most dangerous ghost. He starts each level moving at
the same speed as all the other ghosts, but after Pacman
eats a certain number of dots, he begins to speed up.
It is customary to refer to this chracteristic as the identity
of 'Cruise Elroy'.
Pinky is also known as Speedy although he moves at same speed as Inky and Clyde. He tends to move around blocks
in an anticlockwise direction unlike Blinky and Clyde
who seem to prefer going clockwise. Often Blinky and Pinky reach the opposite side of a block
trapping Pacman as a deadly duo.
Inky is also dangerous because he's unpredictable. He often takes different turns at different
times. Inky's nickname is Bashful, maybe because of his unpredicatable behaviour. Inky may often
turn when Pacman charges him.
Clyde is the stupidest and least dangerous ghost. He often
turns off rather than approaches Pacman. His heart doesn't seem
to be in it at all. As a consequence of Clyde's unwillingness
it's often difficult for Pacman to round all of the
ghosts up into a single cluster which is nice to do just
before eating a power pill.