Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Why Pac-Man’s Ghosts Move the Way They Do

By Lowell Heddings on December 16th, 2010

Have you ever wondered why the ghosts in Pac-Man move around the way they do? Here’s a complete and indepth guide to understanding everything there is to know about their behavior.

For instance, did you know:

Each of the ghosts is programmed with an individual “personality”, a different algorithm it uses to determine its method of moving through the maze. Understanding how each ghost behaves is extremely important to be able to effectively avoid them.

It’s nerdy. Really nerdy. And a really interesting read. Head for the link.

Understanding Pac-Man Ghost Behavior [GameInternals]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/16/10
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