Hooray! Just about everyone got Monkey Island 2 yesterday. The second hint proved much better than the first, it seems.
Let's see if we can't close off the week with a classic.
Since about four minutes after anyone can remember first hearing the word "website", there have been "Top 100 Worst Video Game Box Art" listicles on the internet. It is now 2018 and many of the boxes writers had beef against in 1998 still top today's iterations of those lists. In this special 30-minute video, Gita Jackson and I (Tim Rogers) discuss 60 textbook examples of "bad" video game box art for exactly 30 seconds each. What a fancy concept!
A prominent Donkey Kong forum has removed some scores supposedly earned by legendary arcade game player Billy Mitchell after evidence that there was possible foul play. Mitchell's scores, which had set world records in Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., had been recognised by the forum for eight years.
If you don't consider Tetris one of the greats of gaming, you only have to look at, say, one of the Switch's most popular titles for evidence of its powerful legacy. That said, if you're unaware of the background of the 1984 puzzle game, developed by Russian Alexey Pajitnov, don't feel too bad -- there's a video from Gaming Historian that'll fix you right up.
Super Mario World has plenty of warps and tricks to help players finish the game faster than usual, but none are as extreme as the credits warp. This intense glitch was once thought to be nearly impossible for a human to perform, but one speedrunner recently used it to complete the game in less that one minute.
Last week, I invited my longtime friend Bennett Foddy into Kotaku Headquarters to play the hardest part of Battletoads. I did this because Bennett Foddy made Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy, and therefore deserves this. He gave two hours of his valuable time to the task of traversing the Turbo Tunnel. Did he make it? Well, here's a video. Warning: It might burn your brain.
In 2013, we were down to three active NHL players who had appeared in NHL 94, a video game released in 1993. It's taken almost five more years, but we're now finally down to zero.
The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed to Kotaku that it has removed Todd Rogers' record Dragster high score from its database, as well as his record for the longest-standing video game high score, following Rogers' disqualification from the Twin Galaxies scoreboards yesterday.