Power Pellet Problems

Power Pellet Problems

Power Pellet Problems

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Ever wonder how many calories are actually in one of those pellets (“Wafers for the Atari 2600 generation, true believers!” – Stan)? Of course you haven’t, but think about it. There is no amount of “running” that Pac-Man could do around those mazes to burn off all the calories he consumes from eating something one sixty-fourth his size.

Let’s rationalize this ridiculous discussion. There are approximately 240 pellets in every maze. So if Pac-Man completes a level he has eaten 3.75 his size in pellets. This does not include the four power pellets that combined are almost the same size as Pac-Man or the ghosts that are the same size as Pac-Man and that if planned properly could be consumed four times each in every level. So in an ideal, or more correctly an UN-ideal, situation Pac-Man could consume an average of over twenty times his own size in food on any given level. IN…SANE!

Discussion (5)¬

  1. Bill Silvia
    Bill Silvia says:
    October 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Did you remember to square those numbers? Not sure what you're going off, but if it's 1/64th the area it's actually something like 1/4,096th of his total volume.

  2. Steven Napierski
    Steven Napierski says:
    October 26, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    That's if you consider Pac-Man to be a three dimensional object.

  3. bidoopoo
    bidoopoo says:
    October 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Maybe they’re like those biodegradable packing peanuts, it’s not a great idea to eat them but they have no calories and eating them won’t hurt you.

    They will fill you up pretty quickly so there is that.

  4. Mike Casey
    Mike Casey says:
    October 27, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    That's some quick math there.

  5. Wryy
    Wryy says:
    October 27, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    I always thought that the ‘score’ was counting the callories for you. :|