I swear, I’ll get to Jawbreaker eventually, but first things first…

Uhhmmm….I don’t know how to intro this, so I’ll just jump right in:

I now have an official Twin Galaxies world record. Jr. Pac-Man, “turbo” speed variation, performed February 27, 2016 at…you guessed it…Underground Retrocade. My final score, after four attempts, ended up being 451,080, just a bit higher than the world record that held for about five years. And yes, my personal best actually was about 100,000 points higher than that, but alas, I didn’t have video of it.

Here’s the video of me getting that score:

Some folks on Twin Galaxies were hesitant to vote it up unless they saw more evidence, such as the system board (I guess to verify that the game was not emulated). Scott at the Retrocade took some video and stills detailing the innards of the cabinet. I added the video and pix to the thread on TG, and almost immediately my score was certified.

So…yeah…I now have a world record.

Just for laughs, when I was at Underground Retrocade, just for S’s and G’s, I decided to play a round of Jr. Pac-Man Turbo. Man, how I wish that game had been recorded:



About pacmaniax

Sean is a web developer whose obsession with the Pac-Man franchise goes back to 1981, when he first played Pac-Man as an 7-year-old who didn't quite understand that you need to eat one of those big, blinking things first before you attempt to eat the ghosts. For one brief moment, he thought he held the world record for Jr. Pac-Man Turbo in October 2012, but it was actually only the second-highest score on record, and even that ranking only lasted under a day. A music buff, you can see Sean posting not only on AtariAge.com and Aurcade.com as "dauber," but also on various forums that obsess over The Beatles and Brian Wilson. Sean is also cohost of Pie Factory Podcast.
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One Response to I swear, I’ll get to Jawbreaker eventually, but first things first…

  1. Chris++ says:

    Congratulations! That’s a tough game, too, at any speed. Well done.
    (And talk about living up to the title of your web log!)

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