Scoreboard Spotlight: Degeneffe & Sampson's Shootin' Gallery Runs & More

Twin Galaxies Editorial Staff,

March 28, 2018 12:40 PM

Twin Galaxies takes a look at some of its latest high scorers and record setters, from a pair of records set in the same game on the same day to some amazing speed scoring in Rocket League!

You know us here at Twin Galaxies. We love ourselves the highest scores and the fastest times when it comes to all things gaming. That’s why we once again dove into the Adjudication archives to check out some of the most interesting new Undisputed records to have come through the community recently. From some speedy skiing in a PlayStation 2 classic, to a fine pair of records logged on the same game on the same day, to some rocket-revving goal scoring in Rocket League, and more, these are just a few of the most awesome new entries to the Twin Galaxies record books


Darren Mcgahey - Blue Print [Midway] (M.A.M.E.): Points

Blue Print is an outright dizzying affair of strategy and reflexes beteen assembling machines and saving the damsel. For a good long run, Darren Mcgahey makes it look almost easy.
Blue Print is an outright dizzying affair of strategy and reflexes beteen assembling machines and saving the damsel. For a good long run, Darren Mcgahey makes it look almost easy.

Blue Print is a handful of game to say the least. This maze runner tasks you with bringing pieces of machinery from a hedge maze of houses down to assemble into a machine while avoiding monsters lurking around the maze. What’s the machine for? Well, along the top screen there’s another monster chasing a lady and you have to build the machine and shoot that monster before he catches her. It’s a lot to deal with, but Darren “ivanstorm1973” Mcgahey puts on a hell of a balancing act between keeping the damsel safe, building the machine, and putting a stop to the creepy monster across level after level. In his stellar run, Mcgahey put an impressive 103,950 points in Blue Print, placing him firmly at the head of the pack on the M.A.M.E. Blue Print leaderboards. Mcgahey’s efforts come out ahead of the previous score set by Louie “Lippsman” Grubbs in 2005, and with so many elements to play against in Blue Print, it will most certainly be a tough score to beat.

Greg Degeneffe & Glen Sampson - Shootin' Gallery (Atari 2600 - NTSC): Game 1, Difficulty B Points

If we didn't know any better, we'd say Greg Degeneffe and Glen Sampson coordinated on these perfect scores. Either way, it's a fantastic pair of top-notch scores from some high-caliber retro pros.
If we didn't know any better, we'd say Greg Degeneffe and Glen Sampson coordinated on these perfect scores. Either way, it's a fantastic pair of top-notch scores from some high-caliber retro pros.

Shootin’ Gallery isn’t the hardest Atari 2600 game out there by any stretch of the imagination. Some reflexes are required, but the real record-holding scores lie in the math as you go. So it’s some extremely serendipitous amusement that Greg “GregDeg” Degeneffe and Glen “Gsampson35” Sampson put up the same high score, on the same day in Shootin’ Gallery, matching the original high score set by Troy Whelan in 2003. Both Degeneffe and Sampson found their way to similar math that allowed them to reach the 253,900 mark on the Shootin’ Gallery, which requires a very specific sequence when hitting the targets that makes for the best outcome when you run out of bullets and time. Degeneffe even attributes his score to some thoughtful help and advice by Sampson for Shootin’ Gallery, while also “tweak[ing] a small portion of his work” to arrive at his own result. Is this the maximum score that be acquired in Shootin’ Gallery? If these two seasoned retro pros are to be believed, it just may be.

Logan Mocilan - Rocket League (PC): Most Goals Scored In A Game

The pele of RC car drivers? Maybe. Logan demonstrates some pinpoint speed and accuracy in putting the ball where it needs to be, over and over again.
The pele of RC car drivers? Maybe. Logan demonstrates some pinpoint speed and accuracy in putting the ball where it needs to be, over and over again.

Some people feel pretty good about scoring one goal in Rocket League. Some probably strive to get to 10. Logan Mocilan is not some people. In the course of a game, Logan put in the speed and pinpoint accuracy to achieve something far more. In this particular 1vs1 AI ‘rookie’ setting, players challenge themselves to score as many goals as possible in the time allowed. Previous record holders of this Rocket League goal scoring challenge have racked up just over 120 in the past - 122 set by Chase Thomas and 121 set by Adam Jeffries, both in 2017. Mocilan transcended these scores with an amazing run of 129 goals in a single session, putting him at the top of the list for now. Interestingly enough, Logan has some competition. Though the record is still in process of verification, Jeremy McElroy boasts his own session of 134. Mocilan’s 129 is most certainly nothing to snort at, but even he admits to the possibility of just a few extra possible goals he would have liked. If everything comes out clean, we just might have an ongoing competition of champions on our hands in the near future!

Jeremy McElroy - Torino 2006 (PlayStation 2 - NTSC): Speed Skating 500M Points

With times like these, if gaming is coming to the Olympics, Jeremy McElroy is probably ready.
With times like these, if gaming is coming to the Olympics, Jeremy McElroy is probably ready.

Interestingly enough, Torino 2006 has had itself a nice fierce competition as of recent. The Speed Skating 500M session of the game has seen four different entries for new records in the month of March 2018 alone. Currently sitting at the head of the pack is Jeremy “JeremyM” McElroy for his score of 11,604 for an under 1:14 second run in his Speed Skating 500M session. The Speed Skating game requires players to rapidly tap between two buttons to build up as much speed as possible before moving back and forth on those two buttons accomplishing the best “strokes” possible, graded per each press. McElroy puts up some massive speed quickly and manages perfect grade after perfect grade in each stride. There’s definitely a fervent run for the top of the heap in Torino 2006 going on right now, but McElroy has set up an incredible rubs the highest barriers on speed and accuracy for this game. It’s going to be quite the run to beat.

John Marks - Fast Eddie (Atari 5200 - NTSC): Default Settings – Points

It should come as no surprise - Fast Eddie is fast, and you'd better be too if you're going to score high in it.

For this record we head over to the Atari 5200. Fast Eddie is an aptly named title where the player climbs and descends ladders collecting points from pickups and dodging and jumping little obstacles along their way. It’s not incredibly complicated, but it is fast. That’s what makes John “voodoo_chilly” Marks record run in this game all the more impressive. He navigates the games increasingly frenetic pace (in a game that already starts out frenetic) with some impressive reflexes that allow him to put in an incredible 20,370 points in one session. Marks manages to get on and off the ladders at just the right time, dodge the enemies in the game, and collect points at a dizzying pace before the game finally takes his last life at his record-setting mark. It put him ahead of the previous record set by Michael R Ferguson set back in 2009 (13,890 points), and sets him firmly at the head of the Fast Eddie Atari 5200 leaderboard.


As always, it’s worth noting that the Twin Galaxies community is a rabid community dedicated to achieving new scores and low times. These are just a few of our favorites, but records come in one after the other and each Undisputed score has its place among the Twin Galaxies pantheon. Keep scoring high, finishing fast, and achieving the best and maybe we’ll feature you on our next Scoreboard Spotlight! In the meantime, check out our last Scoreboard Spotlight featuring some top-tier Tetris DS and more!



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