We're one week closer to Hallowe'en, and that means we have another week of gaming achievements from the Twin Galaxies community! As before, we reviewed the wealth of Undisputed and Verified scores that were recently peer-reviewed and earned their place on the leaderboard. On this edition of the Scoreboard Spotlight, we take a look at egg recipes, a big brawl, an Italian plumber, video game football, and lethal arcade justice.
Kim Köbke- Scrambled Egg (Arcade) - Points
During the 1980s, Kim Köbke had a knack for breaking a lot of eggs on the quirky arcade game Scrambled Egg. In fact, Kim became something of an expert chef on the game, counting it among 4 arcade titles that he could either play as a 1 credit complete (1cc) or roll the score counter. So when Kim had the chance to play for eggs once again this August and aim to repeat his '80s feat, he was literally game for another go. To put his plan in motion, Kim settled in for an gaming battle at the celebrated and privately-owned Danish arcade called The Shed. Kim's job was to steer Boss-Hero through a maze in order to "free" the chicks inside the eggs so he could promptly kick them off screen for points. All the while, Kim had to stay one step ahead of strange enemies called the Sukiyaki Brothers and Tuna Head. Over 2 hours later, Kim recaptured that 80s magic and made history again with a new TG record score of 1,122,990 points.
LAH16 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch) - Mob Smash / Century Smash - Time
LAH16 enjoys the chance to level up the action on Nintendo's most celebrated fighting franchise, Super Smash Bros. In one of his recent submissions, he went for the ultimate goal playing on the Nintendo Switch - defeating 100 fighters in the fastest time possible on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With the Century Smash challenge, LAH16 entered the proverbial ring as master swordsman Roy who first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee way back in 2001. Like in a fight sequence from an old Kung-fu film, the CPU opponents dutifully waited their turn to be pummelled. In turn, the key for LAH16 was to smoothly implement a sequence of devestating attacks so he could quickly move from one fighter to another in the fastest time possible. From the word “GO!” LAH16 finished his fight in 2:11.66, shaving nearly 26 seconds from the previous record for a new first place victory.
Bibface - Super Mario Bros. (NES) - Minimalist Speed Run
Despite his attempt to finish his game as quickly as possible, Bibface wasn't shy about choosing one of the most popular platform games of all time for his first foray onto the Twin Galaxies leaderboards. Yes, we're talking about Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. With his submission, Bibface took a pass on old-school score chasing for the chance to participate in the great tradition of speedrunning by competing in the "Minimalist Speed Run" category. Bibface swiftly moved through the game with an inspired and entertaining run to emerge victorious by defeating King Koopa in a final time of 5:27.0, thereby earning his place with a two-way tie at tenth place.
Marc Thomas Peters - Tecmo Bowl (NES Classic Edition) - Biggest Blowout
Marc Thomas Peters knows a thing or two about football, especially the kind played on a retro console. As the TG world record holder on Tecmo Bowl for the NES, it was probably only a matter of time before he returned to the stadium for another high-stakes battle against his CPU opponent, this time played as one of the included games on the NES Classic Edition console released in 2016. In fact, it was high fives all around as he came out to the field with a single goal – destroy the CPU competition by beating them by the largest point spread possible. Competing in the “Biggest Blow-out” category, Marc executed his game plan for the Minnesota team with brutal efficiency, sending the opposing team packing without a single point and a final blow-out score of 126, beating the previous record of 112 set in 2021.
Putyoursoxon - Lethal Enforcers (Arcade) - Points
“Put your hands up!!” Putyoursoxon came out forcefully on his arcade shooter Lethal Enforcers and staked a claim to first place with an inaugural TG record. In fact, Putyoursoxon lethally enforced justice across multiple stages of the game as he took quick aim at the usual cast of suspects - thugs and criminals terrorizing the streets of the city while also offering up the chance to earn big points with quick reflexes and steady aim. To make things interesting, Putyoursoxon also had to contend with hapless civilians that would put themselves directly in the line of fire with a quick "Don't Shoot!" disclaimer. Not to be dissuaded, Putyoursoxon kept up the sharp-shooting pressure and racked up a first place finish with 3,194 points.
This covers our Scoreboard Spotlight for this week. As a reminder, these were just a few of exceptional records that were adjudicated and accepted recently. Every record that made it through verification and landed on our leaderboards has a well-deserved place in the Twin Galaxies gaming pantheon.
Keep scoring high, finishing fast, and game on!