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Pattern 3, The Peach (You're Here!)
Pattern 3, The Peach Levels (for "Atlantic City Chip" version):  
Pattern Execution Time: Approx. 2:18

The third & fourth (Peach) levels begin to test your skills. Character speed increases and ghost "blue time" is shortened. At the Peach and all higher levels, it becomes more difficult to nail all four ghosts after eating the energizers. This results in slight timing variations that cause set patterns to break down.
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As with the Trick Cherry Pattern, Mr. Pac takes advantage of the ghost Run-Thru Bug and slips right through a "live" Inky 48 seconds into the video. There are many other apparent close calls that make this pattern a lot of fun to use.

Most of my patterens leave the energizers and their surrounding dots for the end. That way, you can take your time "herding" the ghosts and not worry about having a lot of dangerous "dot work" afterwards. Developing the ability to herd ghosts into tight groups is a key in attaining high scores and becoming a true Pac Master.
 
Peachy Fun!


This pattern starts off like the Strawberry Pattern but clears part of the dots in the upper left quadrant. Mr. Pac gets really close to Inky and even runs partway through him at the 2nd to last arrow in the figure on the left. But since the center pixels never cross, he makes it through unscathed to munch on.
 
Peachy Fun!




Like any good pattern, this one allows you to eat the fruit both times it appears. Grab yourself a tasty peach, then make a big "T" loop to clear the dots below the top energizers.
 
Peachy Fun!





Time to clear the remaining dots at the bottom of the maze. Then head back to grab the 2nd peach fruit and 500 more points.
 
Peachy Fun!



This is the part of the pattern where you run through a "live" Inky. He turns down at the intersection and some may think that's why you didn't die. But if you watch closely, the centers of the characters pass through each other and the "Run Through" bug is displayed once again. I use a quick reverse when eating the two dots that were left at the top of the right alley (double arrows).

From this point on, you'll need to rely on some good "ghost herding" skills to make sure you eat all four ghosts at each energizer. This will take some practice but, in time, you'll learn how each ghost behaves, how to use the "hiding places" and tunnels to maximum advantage.

Pattern Navigation:
  

The Cherry Pattern Pattern 1, The Cherry Level
The Strawberry Pattern Pattern 2, The Strawberry Level
The Peach Pattern Pattern 3, The Peach Levels (You're here!)
The Apple thru 3rd Key Pattern Pattern 4, The Apple thru 2nd Key Levels
The 3rd Key thru 8th Key Pattern Pattern 5, The 3rd thru 8th Key Levels
The 9th Key Pattern Pattern 6, The 9th Key+ Levels
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