In 1983 at Showbiz Pizza I discovered not only a game but a band that I quite enjoyed, Journey. Until inserting my token into the coin slot I had never even heard of Journey but considering my musical taste was still firmly set on the Beatles and the Monster Mash I'm not surprised.
The story for the game is that the band's instruments have been scattered to five different planets and you take on the role of each band member as he attempts to secure his instrument. A new feature for the Journey game was that each band members face was digitized and placed on a video rendered body. The technology had been originally designed to take pictures of the high-score holders for an entirely different arcade game...but it was scrapped when a female player flashed the camera.
After collecting up all the band's instruments you took on the role of a roadie who had to stop the screaming masses from storming the stage and stealing the instruments again. Not an easy task. Another nice feature to the game was that is played midi versions of Journey's hit songs.
Looking at Twin Galaxies scoreboard tells me that the world record holder is Joe Maurizi with a total of 10,000,125 points and it was set on 07/07/1983. He also holds the record for Journey: Escape for the Atari 2600, a marathon record of 83 hours and 16 minutes. Cripes!