Arcade world record smashed (and growing) in Logan Square

November 13, 2012|By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko

Rick Carter barely lifted his gloved hand in victory after 43-and-three-quarters hours in front of the Nibbler arcade game this morning in Logan Square, where he was going for a world record in points.

Sitting in front of the game at Logan Hardware, a record shop and vintage arcade, Carter on Tuesday morning topped 1.04 billion points, a new world record for the game. Asked how he felt about his feat of concentration and stamina, he had one word.

"Concentrating," he said.

Carter said he aims to remain at the machine for 50 hours, which should net him more than 1.2 billion points when his record breaking marathon is through.

How much of an achievement is 1.04 billion points (and counting) in the game? Carter estimates the average score for an unseasoned player is between 6,000 to 7,000 points.

To see Rick's road to the record, click here for the original story.

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