If you've ever seen the movie King of Kong: A Fistfull of Quarters, you will quickly understand why video game records are considered to be--by the ones who strived to break them--hallowed numbers that deserve to be placed on a pedistle with other records in other sports.
We all remember the classic games. Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Gallaga. Each one has a place in the minds of the classic gamers from the early 1980s. Each one has had a record broken in recent years. Yet one game has eluded players for almost 30 years.
Astroids is a simple, shooter game that doesn't have the luster as the popular games mentioned above. The record which was originally set back in 1982 by Scott Safran at the peak of the first video game boom. His score of 41,336,440 just fell to John McAllister of Seattle with a score of 41,338,740.
It took him 58 hours.