Thought to be videogames most unbreakable high-score, the staggering 41,336,440 points set on the classic shooter Asteroids by Scott Safran in 1982 – a record that had stood unbeaten for 28 years – has finally been bested by Seattle locksmith John McAllister with a score of 41,338,740.
While McAllister was unable to sleep during his three-day marathon record attempt, he was able to take quick toilet breaks by cleverly banking enough ships to exchange for wee seconds – although given what was on the line we’d probably opt to play the game in a nappy, or stand in a paddling pool full of Radox to ensure no ships needed to be sacrificed to our human imperfections.
McAllister must now submit the lengthy video recording of his record attempt to Twin Galaxies for verification, and, if given the thumbs up, will be crowned the new King Of Asteroids – doesn’t quite have the same ring to it does it?
…Ok, how about: and, if given the thumbs up, will be crowned the new Ruler Of ‘roids!
Anyway, speaking to KGW TV about his impressive achievement McAllister said: “It’s basically considered a Holy Grail…It was a title that a lot of people would want, and I wanted it.”