Monday, November 21, 2005

Gamers Hopping To Beat George Costanza’s Frogger Record

HUMBLE, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – George Costanza won’t be happy to hear this but his days as the world champion Frogger player could be numbered.

The Seinfeld character supposedly holds the world record score – 863,050 – and real fans of the 1980s era videogame have been trying to reach that hallowed score for years.

The current real-life record is a mere 589,350 held by Donald Hayes, but he and the 1986 world arcade game champ Dwayne Richard both have their eyes on the Costanza prize.

Richard says there’s a $1000 bounty being offered to the person who breaks Costanza’s fictional score and he estimates only three people in the world – including himself – are capable of such a feat.

He’s planning his attempt at an arcade event he’s organizing called Legends Of The Golden Age: A Tribal Gathering Of The Greatest Video Game Superstars Of The 1980s.

The three-day convention takes place Dec. 2-4 in Humble, Texas and feature former arcade pros playing cabinet style versions of Pac-Man, Galaga and Space Invaders and he jokes that there’s lots of reminiscing about the days when “the fans for video game play were teenage girls, not guys our age.”

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