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!