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Ever since “The King of Kong” came out a few years ago and revealed the world of arcade high scoring in the modern era people have become interested in people setting and breaking records on older games once again.
On April 5, 2010 John McAllister broke the record high score for Asteroids by scoring 41,338,740 points in the 1979 shooter. The previous high score of 41,336,440 points was set in 1982.
Needless to say that is a lot of rocks getting blasted into smaller rocks. McAllister did all this in one sitting taking the occasional break, after building up extra lives, to eat or use the restroom.
While I’m not a big Asteroids fan myself I can’t help but wonder if the record will be shattered anytime in the near future or will this score stand for over 20 years like the previous.