November is here - and so are a slew of new gaming achievements that have crossed our perverbial desk! In putting together our retrospective on five TG submission highlights, we reviewed the wealth of Undisputed and Verified scores that were recently peer-reviewed and earned their place on the leaderboard. In this edition of the Scoreboard Spotlight, we take a look at guitar thrashing, space alerts, high speed rollerblading, wrestling with no mercy and pinball with a twist.
trivia212005 – Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Hit Me With Your Best Shot (PlayStation 2) – Points
trivia212005 hit the TG leaderboard with his best shot and opened up the competition with an inaugural score on Guitar Hero III for the PlayStation 2. Rocking out the guitar riffs playing “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” on Hard Difficulty, trivia212005 got the crowd cheering with a final score of 144,257 points.
MrXanthis – Bosconian - 5 Minute (MAME) – Points
AL-ART! AL-ART! MrXanthis blasted off for a 5 Minute combat mission on the retro classic Bosconian. Piloting a star destroyer in deep outer space, MrXanthis defended the solar system against the on-coming Bosconian conquerors and their space station worlds by blasting his way to a final score of 81,370 points as part of the MAME 5 Minute Challenge Tournament, securing fourth place in the standings.
RaGeNyC – Skitchin' (Sega Genesis) – Fastest Race
Rollerbladers, take note! RaGeNyC is coming at you with a new speed record on Skitchin' for the Sega Genesis. Set in scenic Vancouver, Canada, RaGeNyC raced towards the city's downtown and nearly took out those Sunday morning slowpokes on his way to a final time of 59 seconds, beating the 2022 record by 56 seconds.
LAH16 – WWF No Mercy (Nintendo 64) – Fastest Victory – Submission Only
LAH16 earned some great times but he vowed not to stop until he achieved a sub-40 victory on WWF No Mercy for the N64. Competing to achieve the fastest “submission victory” possible, LAH16 forced his CPU opponent tap out at 39 seconds, beating the previous record of 1:12 set in August 2023.
nick666101 – Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (Game Boy Advance) – Points
In December 2017, nick666101 took “Gotta Catch 'Em All!” to a whole new level on Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. For over four hours, nick666101 used a Poké Ball instead of a pinball to collect an epic score along with some epic Pokemon. Check out the highlight video when he catches Kyogre for his Pokédex before finishing with a massive score of 7,862,364,855 points. Could Groudon be next?
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!