Some game records set at ATEI 2009

Shaggy February 4, 2009 5



There was more to ATEI 2009 than just showing off some games – there were some gaming records to be set as well! The Guiness World Records Team was at the show and caught two records, one for the fastest completion time on Sega Rally 3’s championship mode, set by Matthew Page (it was 6 min. and 34.47 secs – my are they meticulous) and the second was for the fastest completion of the Frozen Tundra course on the yet-to-be-released H2Overdrive by Kevin Williams (of the Stinger Report; his time was 1 min 34.35 sec). So congrats to them both for setting the records and for giving us another look at the H2Overdrive cab (which Kevin is playing above).

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  1. Nomax February 4, 2009 at 2:09 am - Reply

    How can a record be set on a game that is still a prototype!?

  2. editor February 4, 2009 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Who said it is still a prototype?
    The version at the show was a Production Run, with an early version of software – not a prototype?

  3. Nomax February 4, 2009 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Congratulations for your record!

    I was no talking about the cabinet/hardware. But as you say, software was an early version. The game will be released in april/may, boat specs can still vary until the final software revision.

    The other fact is that only a few people tried this game so not there’s no real challenge…

    Anyway, don’t misunderstand me, your record isn’t less worthy for that.

    It just appears strange to me that the Guinness World Records team registers a record on a game that is not yet released.

  4. editor February 4, 2009 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Dear Nomax – totally understand, and partly agree with your points – very early for a real challenge. This is more a benchmark to strive for – a great way to encourage players to compete – I am interested how long my official record lasts, but at least we got the ball rolling.

  5. joshoemaha September 24, 2021 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Ive got 1:29 on Frozen Tundra, currently hold all the records for all the tracks in my workplace. The owner is a Arcade and pinball collector. Brings in machines for staff to play in break room. The COO and I have a friendly rivalry. He beats my record, and I try to beat it again. It’s a fun machine. But during the lulls while we wait for eachother to beat the other’s record, I start to drift to other games.

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