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Armando "APK" Gonzalez has given the world record for arcade classic Galaga a bit of a belting, beating the previous world record by more than 1.5 million.
Referees and staff from the Galaga Forum confirmed and approved the record earlier this morning, which was played on a Galaga 1981 ROM with no bonus lives and the accepted settings of five lives and Rank D.
The result means that Andrew Laidlaw's seven-year record of 4,525,150 has finally been displaced, with Andrew Barrow having just fallen short at Score Wars with a score of 4,335,800.
Galaga Forum’s head referee and staff have approved Armando Gonzalez’s score of 6,056,490 as a new world record on...
The playthrough took around four hours, which is damn impressive when you consider the difficulty of concentrating at that high a level for so long. A good chunk of Gonzalez's final two lives, with one lasting approximately forty minutes.
"Really unexpected, and considering the wrist - it's hurting ... after this I'm probably not going to play for a while," Gonzalez said after the run.
An uninterrupted video of the Galaga playthrough has been uploaded to Twitch, which can be viewed below.