If you have ever watched the sitcom Seinfield, chances are good if you are an arcade fan that you have seen the episode where George Castanza comes across an old Frogger arcade machine at an old pizzeria that he went to as a teenager. It’s a pretty funny episode and one thing that has stood out from it is George’s high score on the game – 860,630 points. The reason it stands out is because in the real world, the world record high score for the game according to Twin Galaxies for many years was a bit lower than that, although a few players have made some strides towards the Castanza score.
Right now, Donald Hayes is trying to beat that score on a real Frogger machine. He has actually accomplished the feat in MAME and currently there is a live video on Twin Galaxies of the attempt that you can see by going here. A press release detailing the event which is happening at the Challenge Arcade in Pennslyvania can also be read by clicking on the link below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Joseph P. LeVan, Owner Challenge Arcade (610)750-1121 firstname.lastname@example.org www.challengearcade.com GAMER DONALD HAYES SEEKS TO BREAK “SEINFELD: THE FROGGER” SCORE IN FROGGER WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT READING, PA, APRIL 18TH, 2009 Legendary video gamer Donald Hayes will attempt to eclipse the classic video game Frogger score of 860,630 as portrayed on “The Frogger” (episode 174) of the hit show “Seinfeld”. Not only is this attempt one of Mr. Hayes' personal goals, a successful attempt would eclipse his own Frogger world record as well. This historic 2-day event will take place at Challenge Arcade located in the Berkshire Mall, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. It will take place June 20th and 21st from 10 am Until 9:30 pm both days or until the score falls. Challenge Arcade is an internationally known arcade located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. As a location that has hosted several successful Guinness Gamer's World Records, Challenge Arcade holds world class tournaments and video game competitions. Challenge Arcade features a wide variety of classic and modern video games, pinballs, merchandisers, vending machines, pool tables, and much more. Challenge Arcade provides quality, low-cost entertainment for the entire family. Challenge Arcade Berkshire Mall – Store 900 1665 State Hill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 END -- __ Chuck Whitby Too Many Games "Let us Play" www.toomanygames.com