Power Pellet Problems [ COMIC ]

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!


  • bidoopoo

    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.

  • Wryy

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