ATARI VCS/2600 Scoreboard 

Updated 2-22-2020

This is a compilation of top VCS scores from various sources.  All scores are NTSC at default settings, set on original consoles, unless noted. 

The requirements (subject to change) are:

The game must be played on an original Atari-made NTSC VCS/2600 console - no 3rd-party systems (Ex: Colecovision with Expansion Module) or clones.  No emulators allowed!  No emulator-based systems like the Retron 77 or Flashbacks!

Only original cartridges (preferred), modified Supercharger cartridges, multi-carts, or Harmony cartridges allowed.  Only ROMs of original games or latest version of prototypes are tracked - no hacks or pirate versions (unless the original version was never archived).  No Cuttle Carts, Krokodile carts, or similar devices allowed. 

Custom controllers are allowed, as long as they don't alter or modify the directional controls (i.e. one that rapidly switches back-and-forth the left+right directions for games like Decathlon and Track & Field).

No exploiting glitches or scoring anomalies.  Check the Easter egg page for the most recent listing of them.

Nobody can assist you with playing the game (i.e. taking control of the game for you).

Pausing is allowed, either with a hardware mod or a game software feature.  The focus here is on high scores, not physical endurance records.

Auto-firing (either with 3rd-party controllers or add-on devices) is also allowed for all but a few games (Kung-Fu Master, RealSports Boxing, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back).

All contest submissions must be recorded and include footage showing the system, controller(s), and cartridge.  The footage also needs to show the game being powered up and started, along with the Difficulty switch settings and what game variation is being used (unless this can be ascertained by watching the video), as well as the controller in use during the game.  The footage can either be transferred to DVD and sent to us, or uploaded to sites like YouTube or Vimeo and accessible to everyone.  It should include a card onscreen with your full name (or the video watermarked with your name), but this is not required (it's only to protect your video).

Any player found to have knowingly cheated or lied about what format or version they used will have all their scores removed.  Same for anyone who refuses to admit what they used when asked.  To paraphrase Walter K., "This isn't TG.  There are rules."

If you have any additions, suggestions, or corrections, please email me.

Click the star for info on the high score contest!


Game name in blue - high score(s) where the score counter rolled over.
High score in blue - maximum score/time possible
Score or text highlighted in yellow - person's score/time is in question.
Player block is greyed out - more than one person has top score/time or has maxed out the game.
Games that are easy to max out (ex. Dodge 'Em) are not tracked.

Complete set of the Activisions scoreboards


Greg Degeneffe (99)
Scott Stilphen (62)
Glen Sampson (32)
Garrett Holland (30)
Steven Germershausen (27)


3-D Genesis 134,640 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Acid Drop (PAL) 354,700 John Drake
Adventures of Tron 1,045,200 Steven Germershausen video #1 video #2
Air Raid 62,650 Garrett Holland video
Air Raiders / Bogey Blaster 122 Steven Germershausen  
Air-Sea Battle 74 Greg Bendokus game 2, Difficulty A screenshot
  31 Greg Degeneffe game 27  screenshot
Alien 251,916

Mark Feldt

Allia Quest (homebrew) 77,800 Scott Stilphen screenshot (on DVD) and hit a point he couldn't get past.  Al Backiel claims 91,900 link (page 16).
Alligator People (prototype) 151,950 Scott Stilphen game 7,  4-life limit
Amidar 202,227 Garrett Holland video
Aquaventure (prototype) 451,000 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Arkyology 79,040 Sam Ramirez screenshot
Asterix* 335,500 Greg Degeneffe video *NTSC version used.
Asteroids 10,506,650 William Rosa 40hr game link
  79,660 Frankie Cardulla

game 32, Difficulty A

Astronomer 2600 28 Steven Ramirez link
Astrowar (PAL) 129,920 Scott Stilphen  
Astroblast 2,030,325 Alex Lyons link
Atari Climber 26,600 Scott Stilphen Novice setting  screenshot
Atari Video Cube 49.6 seconds Greg Degeneffe game 12  video
Atlantis 7,352,730 Paul Zimmerman link
Atlantis II 559 James Randall screenshot
Bachelor Party 10,390 Daniel Vignes  
Bachelorette Party 1,115 James Carter  
Bank Heist 199,978 James Randall screenshot
Barnstorming 32.62 "SyeberJ" video
  49.95 Greg Degeneffe game 2 screenshot
52.34 Greg Degeneffe game 3 screenshot and link
Battlezone 863,000 Shawn B screenshot and link
Beamrider 999,999 Douglas Korekach (maxed on sector 81. Also maxed sector counter at 99), Jonas Carlson (sector 83)  
Beany Bopper 255,110 Paul Zimmerman  
Beat ‘Em & Eat ‘Em 454 James Carter  
Bermuda Triangle 603,200 Franz Kaiser video
Berzerk 1,057,940 Christian Keilback link
  961,710 Christian Keilback game 3 video
  71,950 Steven Germershausen game 9  link
Blue-Print 400,000 Greg Degeneffe video
BMX Airmaster 1,116,338 Mike Yesenko  
Bobby is Going Home (PAL) 184,900 "The MindMaster" Level 48 screenshot
Boing! 58,670 James Randall link
Boulder Dash 16,431 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Bouncin’ Baby Bunnies (prototype) 2,171 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Boxing 1:42 Douglas Korekach  
Buck Rogers 1,783,015

Virender Dayal

Bugs 426 Matt Reed  
Bump ‘N Jump 10,103,928 Garrett Holland video
Bumper Bash 1,199,335 Steven Germershausen link
BurgerTime 121,300 Jeff Adkins screenshot
Cakewalk 29,000 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
California Games 99,990 Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Charles Adams
BMX  Greg's screenshot and link
Glen's link
Charles's link
  29,700 Frankie Cardulla
Greg Degeneffe
Charles Adams
Halfpipe  Greg's link
Charles's link
  12,520 Charles Adams Surfing  link
Canyon Bomber 5,053 Douglas Korekach Difficulty BB
  4,492 Douglas Korekach Difficulty AA screenshot
Carnival 3,333,350 Garrett Holland video
Casino $10,060 Roger Blair link  The max score shown onscreen is $9999.
Cat Trax (prototype) 235,100 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Centipede 1,888,253 Garrett Holland video
Challenge (NTSC version) 1,210,010 Greg Degeneffe video
(Pele's) Championship Soccer 10 Marc Cohen

game 28

  9 Marc Cohen

game 30, Difficulty A

Chase the Chuck Wagon 2,901 John McAllister video
China Syndrome* 136 Steven Germershausen Difficulty BB * The lowest score is best, not the highest.
Chuck Norris Superkicks /
Kung Fu Superkicks: Pursuit of the Ninja
254,000 Scott Stilphen screenshot and video
Circus Atari 106,111 Steven Germershausen on DVD
Climber 5 (homebrew) Level 94 Greg Degeneffe Original variation video
Coconuts 19,965 Douglas Loyd  
Colony 7 524,425 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Commando 2,022,200 Garrett Holland video
Commando Raid 1,406,370 Glen Sampson Difficulty BB video
  308,110 Glen Sampson Difficulty AA link
Communist Mutants From Space 197,330 James Randall  
Congo Bongo 229,400 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Conquest of Mars (homebrew) 149,720 Greg Degeneffe Novice screenshot and video
Cosmic Ark 204,160 Jeff Adkins screenshot
  11,040 Omar Geddon Difficulty A video
Cosmic Creeps 155,500 James Randall screenshot
Cosmic Swarm 7,070 Glen Sampson link
Crack’ed (prototype) 82,600 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Crackpots 363,150 Christian Keilback screenshot  Christian claimed 580,840, but the screenshot is no longer available here.
Crash Dive 171,384 James Randall screenshot
Crazy Balloon 33,900 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Crazy Climber 447,000 Scott Stilphen screenshot
  253,800 Scott Stilphen Difficulty A screenshot
Crossbow 1,156,950 Douglas Korekach screenshot
Cross Force 127,560 Douglas Korekach Score rolls at 100k, after which you no longer get a free life at 10k.
Crypts of Chaos 10,476 “JacobZu7zu7”  
Crystal Castles 625,835 Michael LLoyd video
Cubis (homebrew) 20,323 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Custer’s Revenge 22,069 Paul Zimmerman     Difficulty A
Dancing Plate (PAL) 36,510 Scott Stilphen screenshot  Doesn't play the same as Dishaster.
Dark Cavern 1,705,000 Scott Stilphen video
Dark Chambers 299,820 Mark Feldt  
Deadly Duck 301,230 William Rosa link
Death Trap 35,218 John McAllister video
Decathlon 9.15 Steven Germershausen 100m dash  Greg Degeneffe used a modified joystick to achieve this - link
11.82 Steven Germershausen 110m hurdles
3:36.3 Steven Germershausen 1500m race
0:39.3 Steven Germershausen 400m race
72.84 Steven Germershausen discus throw
  2.4 Steven Germershausen
Greg Degeneffe
high jump  Steven's screenshot
Greg's link
93.09 Steven Germershausen javelin throw
  11.57 Steven Germershausen long jump
23.81 Steven Germershausen shot put
Defender 7,111,150 Garrett Holland link  Andy Tumieki claims 13,101,700 from Arcade Express v1n23
  2,008,550 Garrett Holland Difficulty A  video
  468,700 Garrett Holland game 8, Difficulty A  video
Demolition Herby 150,999 James Randall  
Demon Attack 1,556,345 Paul Zimmerman  
  2,000,115 Garrett Holland game 7, Difficulty video
  1,350,015 Garrett Holland game 7, Difficulty link
Demons to Diamonds 15,127

John McAllister

Desert Falcon 1,012,442 Glen Sampson screenshot and video
Dig Dug 2,497,060 Scott Stilphen Normal setting
Donkey Kong 2,022,600 Garrett Holland video
Donkey Kong Junior 1,723,700 Steven Germershausen link
Double Dragon 143,190 Glen Sampson screenshot
Dragon Defender (PAL) 367,800 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Dragon's Descent (homebrew) 7,689 Greg Degeneffe Difficulty A,B  video
Dragonfire 225,740 "botbird" screenshot and link
Dragster 5.57* Tony Armstrong
Greg Nichols
Greg Degeneffe
Bailey Chestnut
Glen Sampson
Roger Blair
* Perfect time.  "darbian"'s videoGreg Degeneffe's screenshot and linkBailey Chestnut's link.  Glen Sampson's screenshot.  Roger Blair's link.

Tom Hirschfeld's book (pg. 141) says Tony Armstrong was the first to achieve a 5.57, followed by Todd Rogers; the V2 issue of Activisions newsletter recognizes Armstrong, Rogers, and Greg Nichols.  Recent analysis by Eric “Omnigamer” Koziel shows that 5.57 is the fastest time possible under normal conditions, which he achieved using an emulator (video); this was backed up on a VCS by TAS player "dwangoAC" using TASbot (video) and later by "darbian" using a stock 7800.  Koziel also states a hacked version that allowed for max tachometer would result in 5.54.

  5.57* Peter Nadalin
game 2  * Perfect time.  Peter's video
"sjfk's" video
Dukes of Hazzard, The (prototype) 5,080* Scott Stilphen screenshot  * Highest score possible?
Dumbo’s Flying Circus (prototype) 40,676 Greg Degeneffe screenshot and video
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1,492,000 Jeff Adkins Difficulty AA  Jeff has videos of a 1,202,387 score - video #1, video #2, video #3  Took 9-10 hours.
Earth Dies Screaming, The 196,825 Glen Sampson link
Eggomania 1,111,002 Greg Degeneffe video
  25,196 Greg Degeneffe Difficulty A  screenshot
Elevators Amiss! (homebrew) 14,840 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Elk Attack (prototype) 14,125,000 Greg Degeneffe link
Encounter at L-5 5,216 Alex Lyons video
Enduro 4086.1 Christian Keilback screenshot
Entity, The (prototype) 19,492 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Entombed 311 "Stan Jr."  
Escape from Supercade (homebrew) 2,428 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Escape from the Mindmaster 615 James Randall screenshot
Espial 24,550

Greg Degeneffe


Exocet (PAL) 19,890 "Vocelli" screenshot
Fall Down (homebrew) 153 Greg Degeneffe 1-player "game 6" link
Fantastic Voyage 482,797 Garrett Holland video
Farmyard Fun (pirate NTSC version) 6,053 Greg Degeneffe screenshot  Pirate version of Home Vision's unarchived Play Farm.
Fast Eddie 321,970 Paul Zimmerman  
Fast Food 103,746 Steven Germershausen link
Fatal Run (PAL) 319,980 PRJ "deteacher" screenshot
Fathom 24,300 "frostbite76" screenshot
Final Approach 10,000 James Randall  
Fireball 28,348 Scott Stilphen Cascade
  43,159 Angela Stefanski Firetrap  link
  30,717 Angela Stefanski Knock-A-Block  link
  16,054 Greg Bendokus Marching screenshot
  52,177 Greg Bendokus Migrating screenshot
Flag Capture 16 Greg Degeneffe game 8, dif B video
Flash Gordon 1,162,205 Glen Sampson link
Frankenstein’s Monster 4,920 Douglas Korekach screenshot
Frog Pond (prototype) 1,195 Greg Degeneffe screenshot and video
Frogger (Parker Brothers) 97,519 Garrett Holland video
  24,398 Garrett Holland game 3, Difficulty A  video
Frogger, The Official (Starpath) 97,390 "keir" Difficulty A screenshot
Frogger II: Threeedeep! 25,611 Douglas Korekach  
Frogs and Flies 99 Steven Germershausen
Glen Sampson
max score
Glen's screenshot and video
Front Line 116,800 James Randall screenshot
Frostbite 794,760 Fernando Salvio link
Funky Fish (prototype) 29,710 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike 219,200 Douglas Korekach link
Galaxian 1,955,060

George Riley

videos Took 7 hours
Gamma-Attack 12,067 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Gas Hog 27,540 Scott Stilphen video
Gauntlet (prototype) 42,750 Glen Sampson screenshot
Ghost Manor 547,463 Greg Degeneffe screenshot and link
Gingerbread Man: One Tough Cookie 27,990 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Give Me My Pancake! 300 Greg Degeneffe Difficulty BA screenshot
Glacier Patrol 59,250 Mark Feldt  
Go Fish! (homebrew) 9,999 James Randall screenshot  Score stops at 9,999 but you can keep playing.
Golf 31 Steven Germershausen  
  32 Steven Germershausen Difficulty A
Gopher 355,040 Greg Degeneffe screenshot and video
Gorf 701,000 Garrett Holland video
Grand Prix 29.59* Peter Nadalin * Perfect time, which equals a TAS video.  Peter's video
  50.90 Greg Degeneffe
Roger Blair
game 2  Greg's screenshot and link
Roger's link
01:13.84 Greg Degeneffe game 3  link
  01:35.33 Greg Degeneffe game 4  screenshot and link
Gravitar 1,673,950 Jeff "jedijeff"  
  999,950 Mike Southerland
Jeffy Arensmeyer
Max score possible before rollover.  Southerland was the 1st person recognized to roll it, as part of Atari's Masters contest.  Jeffy's screenshot
Gremlins 1,527,890 Greg Degeneffe link
Guardian 184,900 Scott Stilphen video
Gyruss 1,023,000 Frankie Cardulla  
H.E.R.O. 1,000,000 Jeff Adkins
Greg Degeneffe
Garrett Holland
Jeff's screenshot
Greg's link
  397,015 Jeff Adkins game 5 1-life run screenshot
Hard-Head 122,897 Greg Degeneffe link
Harem (prototype) 167 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Halloween 4,045,575 Rudy Ferretti video
Holey Moley (prototype) 6,180 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Hunchy II (homebrew) 2,920 "S.Baz" screenshot
I Want My Mommy 1,160* John McAllister
Glen Sampson
Greg Degeneffe
* This is only for the first screen, since according to the manual, the lowest score (for each screen) is the best, not the highest.  John's link
Ice Hockey 47-2 Garrett Holland game 3  video
Indy 500 3 seconds left Ryan Gavigan
Scott Stilphen
game 6. Difficulty A. Max score is 50. Ryan's screenshot, Scott's screenshot
  17 seconds left Scott Stilphen game 8, Difficulty A. Max score is 50. screenshot
Ikari Warriors 92,400 Jeff Adkins screenshot
Inca Gold (NTSC version) 1,970 Greg Degeneffe video  Score rolls at 1,000
Infiltrate 2,043,600* Glen Sampson link and video * Heavy use of point-pressing (sat in lower-left corner and kept firing) but that's the only way to get a high score in the game.
Ixion (prototype) 600,850 Darrell Spice Jr. screenshot
James Bond 007 45,550 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Jawbreaker 101,220 "DarQ Massacres" screenshot
Journey Escape $4,317,804 Greg Degeneffe link
Joust 5,021,600 Alex Lyons Skilled setting  video
Jr. Pac-Man 902,660 Mark Feldt  
Jungle Hunt 73,980 "JacobZu7zu7" screenshot
Juno First (homebrew) 238,000 Glen Sampson link
Kamikazi Saucers (prototype) 5,307 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Kangaroo 1,436,500 Scott Stilphen 6+ hours (on DVD)
King Kong 10,515 Mark Marrese  
KLAX 181,680 Jeff Adkins screenshot
Knight on the Town 2,236* Scott Stilphen screenshot * The lowest score is best, not the highest.
Kool-Aid Man 214,800 Mason Cramer screenshot and video
Krull 1,006,680* Scott Stilphen screenshot (before rollover) and video.  * Heavy use of point-pressing.
Lady Bug (homebrew) 604,410 John Champeau screenshot
Laser Gates 85,106 Glen Sampson screenshot
Lilly Adventure (PAL) 23,740 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Lock 'N' Chase 110,630 W. Michael Dietrich link
Looping (prototype) 1,005,520* Scott Stilphen screenshot (before rollover)  * Heavy use of point-pressing
Lord of the Rings, The: Journey to Rivendell (prototype) 214,900 Scott Stilphen screenshot and video
Lost Luggage (blue version) 1,011,288 Greg Degeneffe link
  609,300 James Randall Unknown which cart version used, green or blue.
M.A.D. 17,000 Stephen Riesenburger  
Malagai 11,800* Scott Stilphen
Greg Degeneffe
Difficulty A  *Perfect game (w/o losing any lives)  Scott's screenshot
Greg's screenshot
Marauder 99,990 Douglas Korekach link Game rolls at 100k.
Marble Craze (homebrew)      
Marine Wars 54,480 "Omargeddon" video
Mario Bros. 2,009,500 William Rosa link
Master Builder 59,362 Steven Germershausen  
Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man 394,800

Glen Sampson

Mega Force 367,864 Garrett Holland video
Meltdown (prototype) 56,495 Glen Sampson link
Midnight Magic 3,401,240* William Smith * Difficulty setting unknown.
  1,085,525 Garrett Holland Difficulty A  video
Millipede 1,114,117 Frankie Cardulla  
Miner 2049er 11,813 Randall H. Ball  
Miner 2049er Vol. II 6,724 Randall H. Ball  
Mines of Minos 11,450 unknown screenshot
Missile Command 10,555,630 Garrett Holland video
Missile Control 11,280 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Mission 3000 AD (PAL) 33,500 "TheHoboInYourRoom" screenshot
Mogul Maniac 5:25 Steven Germershausen
Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Montezuma’s Revenge 1,219,200 James Randall  
Moon Patrol 66,330 "Atarian7" screenshot
Moonsweeper 321,210 Jeff Adkins screenshot
Motocross (PAL) 125.9 Scott Stilphen screenshot  Pirate version of Home Vision's unarchived Around The World.
Motocross Racer 02:35:52 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Motorodeo 1,805 Greg Degeneffe Easy setting screenshot
Mountain King 1,057,425 Steven Germershausen video #1, video #2
Mouse Trap 210,501

William Rosa

Mr. Do! 130,400 Garrett Holland video
Mr. Do!’s Castle 144,940 "disjaukifa" screenshot
Ms. Pac-Man 290,090 Chris Parsley  
Music Machine 1,293,330 Douglas Korekach
Name This Game 25,220 James Randall  
Nexar, The Challenge of 2,021,150 Glen Sampson video  Left Difficulty B, Right Difficulty A.  Glen's game was at level 26 at 2 million; the manual states there's 99 levels!
No Escape! 7,008,208 Douglas Korekach  
Nuts 17,900 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Obelix 468,770 Nathan Strum screenshot
Off the Wall 118,344 Scott Stilphen Difficulty A
Off Your Rocker (prototype) 70 Roger Blair link
Oink 999,999 Glen Sampson
Garrett Holland
Peter Nadalin
Glen's video
Garrett's video
Peter's video
Omega Race 282,500 Scott Stilphen screenshot  Heavy use of point-pressing - hunting photon mines strategy.
Out of Control 01:07.95 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Pac-Man 72,738 "Stan Jr." game 6, Difficulty A  screenshot
Pengo 311,310 James Randall screenshot
Pepsi Invaders 18,800 John McAllister link
Pesco (homebrew) 24,480 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Phaser Patrol Hero Level C "shadow460" screenshot
Phoenix 4,014,440

Paul Zimmerman

Pick Up (prototype) 99,325 Glen Sampson link
Picnic 9,900 Greg Degeneffe link
Piece O' Cake 52,360 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Pigs In Space 1,333,300 Greg Degeneffe link
Pitfall! 114,000 (1:42 left)* Douglas Korekach * Fastest perfect game w/o any deaths.
  114,000 (1:46 left) Douglas Korekach screenshot  Fastest time with deaths (dying twice in last tunnel).
Plaque Attack 83,575 Glen Sampson video
Planet Patrol 137,820 Mark Feldt  
Pleiades (prototype) 35,410 Scott Stilphen screenshot and video
Polaris 146,900 Garrett Holland video
Pole Position 60,960 Frankie Cardulla
Jeff Adkins
Frankie's link and Jeff's screenshot.  Jeff noted driving perfect laps gets you a faster time but a lower score (60,910 max).  Driving imperfect laps (going around cars off-road in the corner and occasionally skidding) allows you to pass 1 or 2 more cars.  "MayDay" claims he once got scores of 63,210 and 63,260.
Pooyan 19,145 Marc Cohen screenshot
Popeye 276,950 Marc Cohen link
Porky’s 8,999 Scott Stilphen
Steven Germershausen
max score Steven's screenshot
Power Off! 1,368 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Pressure Cooker 354,345 James Randall screenshot
Private Eye 103,100 Greg Degeneffe game 4, Difficulty A link
  252,400 Greg Degeneffe game 5  screenshot
Pursuit of the Pink Panther (prototype) 23,870 Scott Stilphen screenshot on DVD
Q*bert 2,400,000 Greg Degeneffe video
Q*bert’s Qubes 1,274,000 Douglas Korekach Difficulty A/A linkJeff Adkins has 2 videos of his million+ game: video #1 and video #2
Qb (homebrew) 64,150 Greg Degeneffe link
Quadrun 812,670 Mike Southerland  
Quest for Quintana Roo 109,600 Jeff Adkins screenshot
Quick Step 5,770

Alan Hewston

Rabbit Transit 124,174 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Racer (prototype) 10,015 Scott Stilphen video
Radar Lock 59,534 James Randall screenshot
Raft Rider 100,227 Scott Stilphen  
Ram It 1,100,000 Greg Degeneffe link
Reactor 602,202 John Marks screenshot
Reindeer Rescue (homebrew) 127,800 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Rescue Terra 1 456,225 James Randall screenshot
Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes 1,100,000 Greg Degeneffe screenshots
Riddle of the Sphinx 316,741 Greg Degeneffe video
River Patrol 24,290 Greg Degeneffe screenshot and link
River Raid !!!!!! (1,000,000) Garrett Holland video
River Raid II 653,850 James Randall screenshot
Road Runner 2,038,100 Scott Stilphen  
Robin Hood 404,000 Glen Sampson screenshot and link
Robot Tank 76 tanks Sean Kirkpatrick
Roc ‘N Rope 240,720 Steven Germershausen link
Rocky and Bullwinkle (prototype) 130,800 Glen Sampson link
Room of Doom 51,450 Scott Stilphen completed screenshot
Save Mary (prototype) 63,190 Darrell Spice Jr. screenshot
Save Our Ship (PAL) 2,480 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Save the Whales (prototype) 13,800 Greg Degeneffe screenshot and video
Scuba Diver 206,500 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Sea Monster (PAL) 20,100 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Seaweed Assault (homebrew) 33,560 Greg Degeneffe video
Seawolf (homebrew) 15,850 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Seaquest 527,160 "nads" screenshot
Secret Quest 128,350 James Randall screenshot
Sentinel 62,540 Scott Stilphen screenshot  "ninermaniac" claimed 96,000 but offered no proof.
Shootin’ Gallery 253,900 Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Greg's screenshot and video
Glen's link
Shooting Arcade (prototype) 35,800 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Shuttle Orbiter 6:59 Douglas Korekach  
Sinistar 563,445* Rob Maerz * Unknown which version was used.  At least 4 versions exist.
Sir Lancelot 1,031,800 PRJ "deteacher" screenshot
Skateboardin’ 0 obstacles
2:30 remaining
James Randall James' screenshot
Skeet Shoot 25 Greg Degeneffe link
Ski Hunt (PAL) 6,145 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Ski Run (PAL) 190,733 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Skiing 32.72* Justin Curtis
Jonathan Ewing
Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Peter Nadalin
Garrett Holland
Slalom  * Fastest time possible?  game 1  Justin's video
Jonathan's link

Glen's video
Peter's link
Garrett's video
  32.83* Douglas Korekach
Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Slalom  game 1, Difficulty AA  * Fastest time possible? 
Greg's link
Glen's video
  01:05:05 Greg Degeneffe Slalom game 2, Difficulty BB  link
  27.94* Don Clark
Greg Degeneffe
Slalom  game 3  * Fastest time possible?  Don was recognized for this in Activisions Fall 1981 V1 newsletter.  Greg's video  Atwell Shearer was recognized for  27.54 in Activisions December 1982 V5 issue.  Brent Metcalf was recognized in Activisions Fall 1983 V7 newsletter for 27.51.
  28.57* Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Slalom  game 3, Difficulty AA  * Fastest time possible?  Greg's link
Glen's link
  28.29* Greg Degeneffe Slalom  game 5, Difficulty AA  * Fastest time possible?  Greg's screenshot and link
  27.36* Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Peter Nadalin
Roger Blair

Downhill  game 6, Difficulty AA  * Fastest time possible?   Glen's video
Peter's link
Roger's link

  38.99 Greg Degeneffe Downhill game 8, Difficulty BB  link
  01:09.84 Greg Degeneffe Downhill game 10 link
  01:09.92 Greg Degeneffe Downhill  game 10, Difficulty AA
Sky Jinks 34.49 Douglas Korekach Stephen C. Tokich was recognized for 31.64 in Activisions Fall 1983 V7 newsletter.  Jay Doming was recognized for 31.99 in the Spring 1983 V6 newsletter.
  34.56 Greg Degeneffe Greg doesn't see how a 34.49 was achieved, let alone the 31.xx times link
Sky Skipper 200,000 Scott Stilphen 1 life only.  Score rolls at 100k.
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle 61,800 Bailey Chestnut link
  171,600 Jeff Adkins game 3  screenshot
Snail Against Squirrel (PAL) 33,000 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Snoopy & the Red Baron 155,500 Blaine Locklair game 1 (Pilot First Class)  link
Solar Fox 16,426,700 Steven Germershausen video #1   video #2   video #3
Solar Plexus (homebrew) 15,490 James Randall screenshot
Solar Storm 12,620 Douglas Korekach  Score rolls at 10k.
Solaris 281,740  “Jifremok” screenshot
Sorcerer's Apprentice 51,491 Scott Stilphen video
Space Cavern 1,029,035 Glen Sampson link  Took just under 3 hours
Space Invaders 621,535 Frankie Cardulla Jason Kennedy claimed 2,306,530 in 5 hours on a PAL version (info from Atari VCS Owners Club Bulletin, August 1983 issue)!
  165,200 Rebecca (Bill) Heineman Difficulty A  Won Atari's 1980 Space Invaders championship.  Contest had a 2-hour limit.
  6,535 Scott Stilphen game 7 screenshot
Space Jockey 1,500,000 Greg Degeneffe video
Spacechase 185,075 Tom Garcia From Arcade Express V1N13
Spacemaster X-7 3,156,900 Jonathan A Ewing  
Spider-Man 220,920 Scott Stilphen screenshot (2 hrs)
Spike’s Peak 1,794,000 Peter Nadalin video
Spinning Fireball (prototype) 999,999 Scott Stilphen
Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Rudy Ferretti
Scott's screenshot on DVD.  1 life run.
Greg's link

Spitfire Attack 1,101,500 Glen Sampson screenshot and video
Springer 7,909 John Marks screenshot
Sprint Master 0.11:3 Glen Sampson track 1 link
Spy Hunter 308,200 Glen Sampson screenshot
Squeeze Box 182,940 James Randall screenshot
Squish ‘Em (homebrew) 106,330 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Sssnake 4,000 Steven Germershausen link
Stampede 40,718 Greg Degeneffe screenshot   Kenny Vance was recognized for 157,000 in Activisions Spring 1982 V3 newsletter, although this is well beyond what should be possible link since you can't play the game beyond the 8th herd link
Star Fire (homebrew) 7,538

Christian Keilback

Star Ship 78 Stephen Risenberger game 4
  60 Greg Degeneffe game 11 video
  32 Roger Blair game 14 link
Star Trek 801,000 Garrett Holland video
Star Voyager 290 Erik Kaufman Difficulty B A screenshot and video
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle 101,315 Garrett Holland video
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 150,010 Garrett Holland Score rolls at 10k.  video
Star Wars: The Arcade Game 4,131,488 Douglas Korekach  
  968,823 Christian Keilback Difficulty A
Stargate / Defender II 263,750 James Randall  
Stargunner 77,400 Glen Sampson link
Starmaster 3,971 Mike Ratledge
Glen Sampson
Greg Degeneffe
Ensign  Mike was recognized in Activisions December 1982 V5 newsletter.  Glen's link
Greg's link
  5,935 Mike Ratledge
Glen Sampson
Leader  Mike was recognized in Activisions December 1982 V5 newsletter.  Glen's link
  7925 Tracy Gross Wing Commander  Recognized in Activisions Spring 1983 V6 newsletter.
  9,793 Frank Walters StarMaster  Recognized in Activisions December 1982 V5 newsletter.
Stay Frosty (homebrew) 276,518 John McAllister screenshot
Stay Frosty 2: Stay Frostier (homebrew) 378,853 John McAllister screenshot
Steeplechase (Atari) 01:06:00 Greg Degeneffe link
Strat-O-Gems Deluxe (homebrew) 74,635 Chris Read screenshot
Strategy X 18,080 Jeff Adkins screenshot
Stronghold 5,290 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Submarine Commander 2,760* James Randall
* Max score?
Sub-Scan 94,090 Scott Stilphen screenshot and video
Subterranea 115,701 Douglas Korekach Score rolls at 100k.
Suicide Mission 1,001,410 Scott Stilphen  

Summer Games

11.1 Greg Degeneffe Dash  link
  7.1 Greg Degeneffe Gymnastics  link
21.1 Greg Degeneffe Hurdles  link
  23.1 Greg Degeneffe Rowing  screenshot and link
  22.8 Greg Degeneffe Swimming  link
  01:09.7  Greg Degeneffe Swimming Relay  link
Super Breakout 6,843 Douglas Korekach Breakout  game 1
  10,594 Douglas Korekach Double  game 3
  6,696 Marc Cohen Cavity  game 5
  4,011 Brian L. Wagner Progressive  game 7
Super Cobra 171,240 Glen Sampson slow mode  link
Superman 41 seconds Jeff Adkins  
  57 seconds Jeff Adkins Difficulty A  video
Surf’s Up (prototype) 301,870 Greg Degeneffe link
Surfer's Paradise but Danger Below! (PAL) 1,298 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Survival Run 457,120 Glen Sampson screenshot and link
Tac-Scan 476,500 Greg Degeneffe screenshot and video
Tanks But No Tanks 47,800 James Randall  
Tapeworm 9,999 Steven Germershausen Difficulty B link
Tapper 454,850 William Rosa link
Targ (prototype) 1,002,150 Scott Stilphen  
Tax Avoiders 909,500 Glen Sampson screenshot and link
Taz 338,500 Andrew Fellman link
Telepathy (prototype) 143,055

Scott Stilphen

Tempest (prototype) 42,500 Glen Sampson link
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The 53,000 Glen Sampson screenshot and link
This Planet Sucks (homebrew) 2,293 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Threshold 80,270 John McAllister video
Thrust (homebrew) 192,360 ”bjk7382” screenshot
Thunderground 12,499,990 Garrett Holland link
Time Pilot 66,500 Jeff Adkins screenshot
Time Warp (PAL) 69,722 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Tomarc the Barbarian 1,264,260 Glen Sampson video
Tooth Protectors 1,021,300 "RaccoonyDave" screenshot
Towering Inferno 3,730 Glen Sampson video
Toyshop Trouble (homebrew) 81,326 James Randall screenshot
Track & Field 84,670 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
  8.76 Greg Degeneffe 100m dash  link
  10.53 Greg Degeneffe long jump  link
  97.62 Greg Degeneffe javelin  screenshot
  10.47 Greg Degeneffe 110m hurdles  link
  92.80 Greg Degeneffe
Peter Nadalin
hammer throw  Greg's video
Peter's link
  2.42 Greg Degeneffe
Peter Nadalin
Garrett Holland
high jump  Greg's video
Peter's link
Garrett's link
TRON Deadly Discs / Deadly Discs 147,785 Alex Lyons link
Tunnel Runner 511,440 Jeff Adkins screenshot  129 runs completed, at which point game crashes.
Turbo (prototype) 28,910 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Turmoil 153,090 Alan W Hewston Score rolls at 100k
Tutankham* 6,794 Garrett Holland video * Only video accepted for this, due to a trick to continue a game while keeping score.
UFO Patrol (pirate NTSC version) 111,950 PRJ "deteacher" screenshot  Pirate NTSC version of Home Vision's unarchived X'Mission.
Ultra SCSIcide (homebrew) 3,672,627 (380A33) Darrell Spice Jr. The score is given in hexadecimal screenshot
Universal Chaos 362,660 James Randall screenshot
unknown "drag race" 05.20 Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Left Difficulty A Greg's link
Glen's link
Up‘n Down 168,830 Glen Sampson screenshot
Vanguard 1,042,570 William Rosa link
Vault Assault (homebrew) 887,070 Greg Degeneffe Difficulty A screenshot and video
Venture 31,900 Stephen Riesenberger
Stephen Knox
Video Jogger 24,510 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Video Pinball 91,862,206 Steven Germershausen Approximately 12 hours.
  38,161,198 Garrett Holland Difficulty A  video
Wabbit 1,300* Glen Sampson
Rudy Ferretti
William Rosa
Scott Stilphen
Garrett Holland
Glen's video and link  *Game has a 'killscreen' at 1,300 due to the rabbits disappearing!

Garrett's video
Wall Ball 81,235 "robotron2084" screenshot
Wall Defender (pirate PAL version of Home Vision's Wall Break) 999,999 Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Greg's screenshot and video
Warplock 310 Greg Degeneffe video

Winter Games

0:44.0 Greg Degeneffe Biathlon screenshot and link
  0:20.6 Greg Degeneffe Bobsled  link
  0:30.2 Greg Degeneffe Luge screenshot
  178.3 Greg Degeneffe Ski Jump screenshot
  0:34.6 Roger Blair Slalom  link
  0:23.4 Greg Degeneffe Speed Skating  link
Wizard of Wor 395,300 Greg Degeneffe video  Score rolls at 100k.
Worm War I 2,222,220 Garrett Holland video
Word Zapper 59 (seconds left) Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Xenophobe 1,628,370 Scott Stilphen Scott posted a video of a 1,167,000 game.
Yars’ Revenge 15,000,105 Steven Germershausen game 2, Difficulty B
  8,324,760 Steven Germershausen game 2, Difficulty A
  732,928 Omar Geddon game 6, Difficulty B  video
Zaxxon 100,000 "Stan Jr." screenshot
Zoo Fun (PAL) 6,958 David Archey  


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Perry Brenkman - recognized by Twin Galaxies for a Grand Prix time of 01:34.93, but this video by Greg Degeneffe proves that specific time isn't possible.

Ron Corcoran - disgraced former Twin Galaxies chief referee who verified his own scores against TG's rules, and set most using an emulator (without making note of it).  His scores were finally removed from TG's database... 11 years after I publicly called for former disgraced chief TG referee Mruczek to remove them (link).  He also imported some of Todd Rogers' scores and later vouched (i.e. lied) for him when some of them started to come under close scrutiny.  Corcoran failed at every game, including the most important one - life.

Tom Duncan - used my own strategies to allegedly beat my VCS Dig Dug score and delay TG's acceptance of my score, until it was entered the same time Duncan's score was.  It appears I wasn't the only person this happened with.

Rodrigo Lopes - used PAL versions (and an emulator) to tie or break several Twin Galaxies scores on prominent titles like Decathlon and Pitfall.  He refused to answer when repeatedly asked what platform (NTSC, PAL, or emulator) he was using (link), and when he claimed he only used NTSC versions of ROMS, I pointed out a half-dozen records of his were on games only released in PAL format.  Years later, someone else claimed he was cheating on several games (link 1, link 2, link 3).  And who was the ref who verified all of these questionable scores?  None other than Robert T. Mruczek.  TG finally banned him in December 2019 when he refused to respond over the latest dispute regarding one of his scores.

Robert T. Mruczek - disgraced former Twin Galaxies chief referee who was eventually banned from TG (under Water Day's ownership).  The list of his corrupt behavior through the years continues to grow.  He:

  • Supported known cheaters like Corcoran, Lopes, Todd Rogers, and Billy Mitchell, and refused to completely remove their scores, but instead praised them while erasing countless scores from others and entire database tracks for his own frivolous whims, without legitimate reasons or proof.

  • Made false claims (such as there being 2 different ROM versions of Donkey Kong and Berzerk, which there aren't - link 1, link 2, link 3), which in many cases left himself with the top score (he actually claimed his DK cart was somehow different than everyone else's, and pulled scores from others for that reason!  Shouldn't HIS score have been pulled?).

  • Treated PAL and emulator scores as being equal to NTSC, which allowed players like Lopes to receive credit for breaking several long-standing records (link), and felt keeping them separate was a "waste of time and resources"; when Walter Day ordered him to,  it soon became a disaster when he re-labeled countless verified scores as being done on different platforms - based on nothing more than his own, personal definition of how 'rare' a game was (link).

  • Right before he was kicked out of TG, he wiped out the entire database of NES scores, because some of them came from the Nintendo Power magazine (instead of taking the time to research them to find out which specific scores).

  • Recently admitted most TG refs self-entered their own scores (again, continuing with Corcoran's corrupt approach).

  • Recently suggested "rounding down" questionable scores to correct suspected typos, proving he's still very much part of the 'old guard' at TG, where doing whatever it took to make issues "go away" took precedent over doing the right thing.

  • Recently claimed TG had a rule against exploiting the Space Invaders double-firing glitch and that he never supported the use of it, yet 3 years earlier he approved of someone else using it.

It's unknown how many scores were "Mruczek'd" up during his 4 years as chief ref there.  I could probably devote an entire page to 'Murczek madness'.  You would be hard-pressed to find a more stubborn and insulting person in this hobby, and one totally ignorant of technical aspects (ex: differences between NTSC and PAL games), not to mention his other "hobby" of objectifying women (NSFW).  Between Corcoran's disastrous policies, and Mruczek's decision to not only continue with them but create new ones while ignoring any and all criticism regarding them, it will be many years before TG's corrupted database will be corrected, if ever.  Much like Corcoran's scores, not only does Mruczek's VCS Donkey Kong score need to be removed, but *every* one of his scores as well for the same, unethical reasons.  If TG truly wants a clean slate for their database, they need to start with him, because anointing him with some "legendary member" status does nothing but further tarnish their already-damaged image.

Wilson Oyama  - caught using emulator save states on another scoreboard, under the name "oyamafamily".  He's long been suspected of editing his videos and thanks to Garrett Holland's
video, we now have evidence.

Todd Rogers - disgraced former Twin Galaxies referee and early 1980s video game "star" who often billed himself as the world's first professional gamer but ended up being the world's first professional video game liar.  There has been years of speculation regarding some of his scores, and throughout it all, every time a score was questioned, there was always a litany of excuses - he used a different cartridge version, or a prototype, or his score was entered incorrectly, or there was a smudge on his paperwork, etc.  He's also claimed marathon times that aren't close to what others have shown.  It seems the "world's greatest home video game player" did whatever he could to be on top.  In late 2017, all of his scores were removed from this site.  Update: Thanks largely to the work of Eric “Omnigamer” Koziel, to those on TG for recognizing Rogers' fake Activision Dragster 5.51 certificate, and to Apollo Legend for a pair of YouTube videos (#1 and #2), TG was left with no choice but to remove all of his scores and ban him (which should have been done 6 months earlier).  2 days later, Guinness dropped Rogers' Dragster record as well.  Koziel posted his comments about this on his Twitter page, which includes a link to Rogers' statement.  Meanwhile, Rogers continues to post fake evidence (this time to Reddit with a Photoshopped photo from 10 years ago) and offer different excuses for his fake scores (recently with this 'softball' interview).

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