Since Hipster Whale put Pac-Man into Crossy Road as a way to cross-promote Pac-Man 256, we’ve had a lot of fun hopping around the neon-colored world and eating pellets. Still, once you’ve seen that the four famous ghosts are also in the game but unavailable from the prize machine, it leads to an obvious question: how do you add those ghosts to your Crossy Road collection anyway?
Thanks to the time and effort of Twitter user @SpycrabSaxxy, we’ve got some answers for you.
- Clyde (orange ghost) – He’s the easiest of the four to get, as all he requires is a good score using Pac-Man to unlock — and don’t forget that in that mode, you get points only for eating pellets and blue ghosts, not for simply moving forward. How good a score? We originally thought it might be 256, but it’s much less than that. We were able to unlock Clyde with a 199, and @SpycrabSaxxy reports earning him with a 99.
- Blinky (red ghost) – You’ll need Pac-Chicken for this one. While playing with Pac-Chicken, the ambulance is reskinned as Pac-Man. Simply hop in front of him and get run over and voila, you’ve unlocked Blinky.
- Pinky (pink ghost) – Once again, you need to be playing as Pac-Chicken. Look for the cherry from numerous Pac-Man games and hop on it. Easy enough, though it doesn’t appear all that often.
- Inky (light blue ghost) – This one’s a little trickier, as it requires you to play as Pac-Man and eat at least 50 power pellets — cumulatively, not in one run, though if you can pull it off in one go, you have my admiration! Then you simply get killed by Inky to unlock him.
As you can see in the image above, playing with the ghosts is more like playing with Pac-Chicken, in the sense that the world is given the Pac-Man visuals but you score points by hopping forward, not by eating pellets. Never fear though, as the pesky glitch is still chasing you down from behind.
Thanks again to @SpycrabSaxxy for putting in the work. Good luck, and happy ghost hunting!