Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More fun facts from the Guinness World Records 2010.

More and more interesting bits of trivia to make your day better.

"It took Jeff Feasel just 17 minutes 44 sec to complete the entire Bionic Commando on Capcom's 1988 NES version of the game."

"1,414,500 points, the high score achieved by American Walt Price on Taito's arcade classic Ikari Warriors, making it the longest-standing high score for a run and gun game."

Most Prolific Run and Gun Shooter Series: Metal Slug
42 separate releases across 14 platforms.

First Truly 3D FPS (First Person Shooter): Descent
Released by Infogrames in 1996 for the PC.

First Home-Console Light Gun: Shooting Gallery
"Created in 1968 by Ralph Baer (USA), and sold commercially in 1972, Shooting Gallery, which was made for the Magnavox Odyssey, was the world's first home-console light gun. A life-sized realistic hunting rifle that had to be cocked before each shot, it also has the distinction of being the largest home-console light gun. Only four games were released for the gun: Shootout, Dogfight, Prehistoric Safari, and Shooting Gallery. It is estimated that only 20,000 guns were ever sold."

So as you can see...this is a book that will find a place of honor here in the Victory Vault library. I highly suggest if you have any interest in gaming as I do that you head over to your bookstore and pick up this collection of information. You'll be glad you did!

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