A Microsoft robot got the highest all-time score in ‘Ms. Pac-Man

Game over, man.

A Microsoft-made artificial-intelligence system has achieved a perfect score of 999,990 points on the Atari 2600 version of the classic “Ms. Pac-Man” — making it very likely the first time anybody, human or robot, has “beaten” the game. Ever.

That notion is backed up by Highscore.com, a resource for tracking high scores in the still competitive classic-arcade-gaming scene. Per that site, the highest score ever recorded in this version of “Ms. Pac-Man” was 266,330, by a player in Brazil.

Here’s a video of the Microsoft system’s achievement, including footage of the game resetting when it hits that top score:

Game over, man.

A Microsoft-made artificial-intelligence system has achieved a perfect score of 999,990 points on the Atari 2600 version of the classic “Ms. Pac-Man” — making it very likely the first time anybody, human or robot, has “beaten” the game. Ever.

That notion is backed up by Highscore.com, a resource for tracking high scores in the still competitive classic-arcade-gaming scene. Per that site, the highest score ever recorded in this version of “Ms. Pac-Man” was 266,330, by a player in Brazil.

Here’s a video of the Microsoft system’s achievement, including footage of the game resetting when it hits that top score:

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