Scoreboard Spotlight: Dennydevito Slays Rastan & More!

Twin Galaxies Editorial Staff,

December 19, 2023 2:06 AM

When a barbarian meets a game overrun with monsters, you have all the ingredients for a new TG world record in the Land Down Under along with other gaming feats that earned a shout-out in the Scoreboard Spotlight!

When it comes to sharing some highlights from the past week that were entered onto the Twin Galaxies leaderboards, we've got you covered with the latest edition of the Scoreboard Spotlight! The gaming feats for this week feature new TG members as well as a range of achievements on retro computers, classic consoles, and original arcade games spanning shoot 'em ups, virtual sports, and a vacation in the kingdom of Ceim.

Cerv – SWIV (Commodore Amiga) – Points

New TG member Serv was so good at his job restoring peace and harmony that he lost his gig protecting the world on the 1991 shooter SWIV. Played on an original Commodore Amiga 1200, Serv earned full marks as a Brave Warrior after striking a fatal blow against the forces of evil – fatal enough that his position on the Secret Weapons Installation Verification team was made redundant at game's end. But in addition to his collecting his severance pay, he took home a new TG world record of 2,205,790 points. Congratulations! 

Andrew Mee –  California Games (Atari Lynx) – Surfing – Points

Surf's up, duuuuuude! Andrew Mee may have clinched 2 records with his recent submission for the Atari Lynx classic California Games. With a gnarly tan, Andrew hit up a series of 360s on the Surfing event and came ashore with 8,105 points for an inaugural record. On top of that, his run was recorded back in 2003, prompting him to ask, “longest gap between achievement and submission?” While we can't be sure without further investigation, we can definitely say better late than never! 

Steve Germershausen – Skiing (Atari 2600) – Fastest Time

Steve Germershausen hoisted the Gold Cup by joining four other gamers in the elite winner's circle on Skiing for the Atari 2600. Primed to race on the Game 7 / Difficulty AA track, Steve found that the snow pack was perfect for a max-out fastest time of 23.66 seconds.

Roger Blair – Track & Field (NES) – Long Jump – Distance 

In a blur of moustached speed, Roger Blair came racing down the track with a TG record on the arcade classic Track & Field for the NES. With three other competitors already in first place with a max-out distance of 11.87 meters on the widely popular Long Jump event, Roger soon expanded their ranks to four with his own illustrious podium finish.

Dennydevito – Rastan (Arcade) – Points

Dennydevito joined in the celebration during the 1UP Arcade's World Records Master event on November 25th with his own record performance on the hack 'n' slash classic Rastan. On a quest to liberate the kingdom of Ceim from the rule of monsters, Dennydevito drew on his character's barbarian strength to destroy Laios, the dragon-king featured in the highlight video before clearing 5 rounds and slaying the previous record set in 2010 with a final epic score of 1,626,000 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!


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