Monday, 18 March 2013

Missile Command Record Beaten After 31 Years

Missile Command is a popular arcade game that was released in the 1980, it is also available for the Atari 2600 as well. The aim of this game is to save your base by shooting the incoming missiles from using a beam. In 1982 a player named Victor Ali has set a record score of 80,364,995 by playing the game for 56 hours. Guess what this record hasn't been broken for the last 31 years, but not anymore as a player from Sweden also named Victor (Victor Sandberg) beat the record by scoring a final score of 81,796,035. He played Mission Missile for 56 hours, 5 minutes, and 53 seconds on a single coin and also streamed it live.

It is a quite an achievement as it is very hard to play a game for 56 hours or so. Therefore, it is pretty obvious that it might take another 31 years to break this record.