Pac-Man ghost algorithms

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

The ghosts in Pac-Man have different personalities represented by their search technique. For example, Pinky tries to predict where you will be in four moves. I had no idea. Game/Show provides an overview of the in-depth details covered by The Pac-Man Dossier by Jamey Pittman.

I used to play Pac-Man with my dad every day when he got home from work, on a hand-me-down Atari hooked up to a 9-inch black and white television. So Pac-Man holds a special place in my heart. This makes it even better.

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