“That’s Mister Pacman to You”

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.

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2 Responses to “That’s Mister Pacman to You”

  1. JJ says:

    I think I prefer the second trailer for king of kong where Billy talks about how everything he says cause controversy “sort of like the abortion issue”. All while wearing an American flag tie. Genius. Hopefully it’ll make it on to Film4 or something in the near future.

  2. have seen the film its truly awesome

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