Missile Commander Record Holder Plays Game for Nearly 72 Hours

Missile Commander Record Holder Plays Game for Nearly 72 Hours

Missile Command 72 Hours

Victor Sandberg scored more than 100 million points in a three-day Missile Command marathon.

Back in March, Victor Sandberg did what many had deemed to be impossible: he beat Victor Ali's 1982 world record for Missile Command. Over the course of 56 hours, Sandberg scored a whopping 81,796,035 points, handily surpassing Ali's 80.3 million point record. That being the case, Sandberg recently set to out take the reins of another record by playing his beloved Missile Command for 100 hours straight on a single credit.

Sadly, Sandberg's attempt fell short of the mark. While he was able to play the game for a whopping 71 hours and 41 minutes he eventually faltered, failing both to reach his 100 hour goal and to beat the current arcade endurance record held by George Leutz who kept a game of Q*Bert going for 84 hours and 50 minutes. Despite his ultimate failure, Sandberg did at least manage to stomp on his own Missile Command points record, setting a new high mark of 103,809,990 points. We're going to go out on a limb and say that no one's going to be touching that for awhile.

Likewise, while he didn't make it to 100 hours, we doubt that anyone's going to criticizing his Missile Command skills any time soon. The man is so danged good at the game that he was able to accumulate enough extra cities to leave the game running and take power naps while it continued bombarding him. The sheer thought that someone could keep playing any game that long at such a high level of skill is, on its own, incredible. To watch the final day of his attempt, you can visit Sandberg's Twitch.tv channel.

Source: Kotaku

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StewShearer:
The man is so danged good at the game that he was able to accumulate enough extra cities to leave the game running and take power naps while it continued bombarding him.

That's a thing you can do O.o

Holy fucking shit.

Someone give this man a prize of some sort. That kind of dedication needs to be praised.

That's insane. Doing anything for 72 hours straight is crazy difficult, let alone missle command.

If aliens ever invade earth, just give this guy control of the worlds military enders game style ahah

Last time I spent 72 hours gaming, it wasn't a marathon but a LAN party, and we had breaks in between games. I can't imagine doing that, but hell this is awesome. And totally bad-fucking-ass. This man deserves a Samuel L. Jackson "Bad Motherfucker" style change purse for his quarters. Of course a guy with a change purse is odd, but he could totally rock it. Just sayin...

ron1n:
That's insane. Doing anything for 72 hours straight is crazy difficult, let alone missle command.

If aliens ever invade earth, just give this guy control of the worlds military enders game style ahah

I don't know which would be crazier, being able to do it for 72 hours straight, or doing what he did and doing so well that he could take naps...

Power naps while marathoning an arcade game...

Power naps while marathoning...

Power naps...

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Someone mail this man a custom made gold trophy in the shape of the arcade cabinet. That's dedication to your hobby I could never hope to even come close to emulating. 70 odd hours... My god...

You know, these old school games take alot out of you. I seem to recall hearing that the title holders for Berserk tend to die of heart attacks. (God damn you, Otto.)

 

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