On 3rd July 1999 Billy Mitchell became the first and, so far, only person ever to play a perfect game of Pacman. The so-called ‘Holy Grail’ game is achieved by getting the maximum possible score on all 256 levels. In no less than 6 hours Billy clocked up a maximum 3, 333, 360 on just a single quarter. Needless to say, he’s pretty chuffed with himself… and people say videogames are a waste of time.
His achievement and subsequent rivalry with other gamers is the subject of the doc The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. I’d be surprised if these were released over here, but it looks like it might be one of those things that’s worth ordering from the US.