ATARI VCS/2600 Scoreboard 

Updated 5-23-2018

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 or modules.  No emulators allowed!

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 versions were 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 (which aren't tracked, like Kung-Fu Master and RealSports Boxing).

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!

Notes:

Game name in blue - high score(s) where the score counter rolled over.
High score in blue - maximum score possible
Score or text highlighted in yellow - person's score is in question.
Player block is greyed out - more than one person has top score 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
 

TOP 5 RECORD HOLDERS

Scott Stilphen (71)
Greg Degeneffe (67)
Glen Sampson (33)
Steven Germershausen (30)
James "toymailman" Randall (30)

 

GAME SCORE PLAYER NOTES
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 13,125 Christian Keilback  
Air Raiders / Bogey Blaster 122 Steven Germershausen  
Air-Sea Battle 74 Greg Bendokus game 2, Difficulty A screenshot
  29 Greg Degeneffe game 27  link
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 155,339 "The MindMaster" screenshot
Aquaventure (prototype) 451,000 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Asterix* 335,500 Greg Degeneffe video *NTSC version used.
Asteroids
10,004,100 Mike Morrow 33hr game link   Keith Dexter claimed a fake score of 16,260,120 in 5 hours on a PAL version (info from Atari VCS Owners Club Bulletin, August 1983 issue)!
  79,660 Frankie Cardulla

game 32, Difficulty A

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 32.72 Clay Karczewski
"SteamedYams"
Clay's video and link
"SteamedYams'" video  A TAS run by "Alyosha" showed a perfect run of 32.69 video
  49.97 Greg Degeneffe game 2 screenshot and link
52.40 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 530,300 Alex Lyons link
Berzerk 1,057,940 Christian Keilback link
  961,710 Christian Keilback game 3 video
Blue-Print 264,825 Scott Stilphen 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 6,572,700 Steven Germershausen  
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 1,837,740 Greg Degeneffe video
Casino $10,060 Roger Blair link  The max score shown onscreen is $9999.
Cat Trax (prototype) 235,100 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Centipede 1,301,709 William Rosa link
Challenge (NTSC version) 32,360 Glen Sampson screenshot and link
(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 11 Scott Stilphen Original variation screenshot
Coconuts 19,965 Douglas Loyd  
Commando 1,012,900 Frankie Cardulla  
Commando Raid 308,110 Glen Sampson Difficulty AA link
  1,406,370 Glen Sampson Difficulty BB video
Communist Mutants From Space 197,330 James Randall  
Congo Bongo 229,400 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Conquest of Mars (homebrew) 43,770 Darrell Spice Jr. screenshot
Cosmic Ark 83,700 Christian Keilback screenshot
Cosmic Commuter      
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 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 6,010,500 Paul Zimmerman video #1 and link  Andy Tumieki claims 13,101,700 from Arcade Express v1n23
  1,175,000 Marc Cohen Difficulty A
Demolition Herby 150,999 James Randall  
Demon Attack 1,556,345 Paul Zimmerman  
  1,650,045 Frankie Cardulla game 7, Difficulty B
Demons to Diamonds 15,127

John McAllister

link
Desert Falcon 1,012,442 Glen Sampson screenshot and video
Dig Dug 2,497,060 Scott Stilphen Normal setting
Donkey Kong 1,472,100 Steven Germershausen screenshot (before roll) on DVD.  Got 1,325,400 before losing 1st life.
video #1, video #2, video #3
Donkey Kong Junior 1,723,700 Steven Germershausen link
Double Dragon 143,190 Glen Sampson screenshot
Dragon Defender (PAL) 367,800 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Dragonfire 225,740 "botbird" screenshot and link
Dragster 5.57 Tony Armstrong
Greg Nichols
"darbian"
Greg Degeneffe
Bailey Chestnut
Glen Sampson
Roger Blair
"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.

  5.61 Greg Degeneffe game 2  link
Dukes of Hazzard, The (prototype) 5,080 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Dumbo’s Flying Circus (prototype) 39,321 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1,492,000 Jeff Adkins Difficulty A 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) 13,895 "darthkur" screenshot
Elk Attack (prototype) 3,162,000 Scott Stilphen  
Encounter at L-5 4,733 John McAllister link
Enduro 3,617.9 Christian Keilback link Also has screenshot of 3616.9.
Entity, The (prototype) 19,492 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Entombed 311 "Stan Jr."  
Escape from Supercade (homebrew) 1,296 David Nelson
Patrick Wyrick
 
Escape from the Mindmaster 615 James Randall screenshot
Espial 24,450

James Randall

screenshot

Exocet (PAL) 19,890 "Vocelli" screenshot
Fantastic Voyage 473,648 John McAllister link
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
  42,544 Christian Keilback Firetrap
  25,752 Scott Stilphen Knock-A-Block
  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) 41,994 Marc Cohen  
  19,300 Stephen Knox game 3, Difficulty A
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 552,590 "liduario" screenshot and video (incomplete)
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
Gas Hog 27,540 Scott Stilphen video
Gauntlet (prototype) 21,800 Scott Stilphen  
Ghost Manor 536,850 Glen Sampson link
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 120,000 Clay Karczewski link
Gorf 338,500 Scott Stilphen  
Grand Prix 29.61 Jonathan A Ewing
Greg Degeneffe
Roger Blair
Jonathan's link

Roger's link  Here's a TAS
video showing a 29.59, which is believed to be a perfect score.
  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 1,054,670 Douglas Korekach  
Guardian 184,900 Scott Stilphen video
Gyruss 1,023,000 Frankie Cardulla  
H.E.R.O. 1,000,000 Jeff Adkins
Greg Degeneffe
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 link  * This is only for the first screen, since according to the manual, the lowest score (for each screen) is the best, not the highest.
Ice Hockey 36 Glen Sampson game 3  link
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) 1,220 Scott Stilphen screenshot  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 4,027,800 Craig Queen Skilled setting 
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) 419,040 James Randall  
Laser Gates 83,406 Frankie Cardulla link
Lilly Adventure (PAL) 23,740 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Lock 'N' Chase 74,680 Stephen Riesenberger  
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 Difficulty A  screenshot.  Perfect game (w/o losing any lives)
Marauder 99,990 Douglas Korekach link Game rolls at 100k.
Marble Craze (homebrew)      
Marine Wars 28,570 John McAllister link
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

video
Mega Force 269,579 Glen Sampson link
Meltdown (prototype) 24,404 Greg Degeneffe link
Midnight Magic 3,401,240* William Smith * Difficulty setting unknown.
  998,015 Christian Keilback Difficulty A
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 5,247,180 Mark Feldt  
Missile Control 11,020 "darthkur" screenshot
Mission 3000 AD (PAL) 33,500 "TheHoboInYourRoom" screenshot
Mogul Maniac 5:25 Steven Germershausen
Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
 
Greg's
screenshot
Glen's
link
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  This is a pirate version of the unarchived Around The World.
Motocross Racer 02:39:08 Glen Sampson screenshot
Motorodeo 1,320 Jeff Adkins Easy setting screenshot
Mountain King 1,057,425 Steven Germershausen video #1, video #2
Mouse Trap 210,501

William Rosa

link
Mr. Do! 123,500 Jeff Adkins video of his 113,150 score
Mr. Do!’s Castle 144,940 "disjaukifa" screenshot
Mr. Postman (PAL) 80,290 Darrell Spice Jr. screenshot Used pirate CCE NTSC version.
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 Glen Sampson'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) 71,610 Greg Degeneffe screenshot and video
Picnic 9,900 Greg Degeneffe link
Piece O' Cake 52,360 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Pigs In Space 1,100,667 Frankie Cardulla  
Pitfall! 114,000 (1:42 left) Douglas Korekach Fastest perfect game w/o any deaths.
  113,982 (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 143,800 “The MindMaster” screenshot
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
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 "voodoo chilly" screenshot
Reindeer Rescue (homebrew) 127,800 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Rescue Terra 1 456,225 James Randall screenshot
Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes 1,010,000 Steven Germershausen  
Riddle of the Sphinx 316,741 Greg Degeneffe video
River Patrol 9,800 Jeffrey Lowe Jr.  
River Raid 194,940 Jeff Adkins screenshot
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 74 tanks George Reese
Brien King
Roc ‘N Rope 150,780 Steven Germershausen screenshot on DVD  video
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) 7,900 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Scuba Diver 206,500 Greg Degeneffe screenshot
Scramble (homebrew) 271,860 "liduario" screenshot
Sea Monster (PAL) 20,100 Scott Stilphen screenshot
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
Slalom  * Fastest time possible?  game 1  Justin's video

Jonathan's link

Glen's video
  32.83* Douglas Korekach
Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Slalom  * Fastest time possible?  game 1, Difficulty AA
Greg's link
Glen's video
  27.94* Don Clark
Greg Degeneffe
Slalom  * Fastest time possible?  game 3  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  * Fastest time possible?  game 3, Difficulty AA Greg's link
Glen's link
  27.36* Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson

Downhill  * Fastest time possible?  game 6, Difficulty AA.  Glen's video

  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 163,600 "liduario" screenshot  Screen has a lot of space at the top, like the PAL version, but very little at the bottom, like the NTSC version.
  171,600 Jeff Adkins game 3  screenshot
Snail Against Squirrel (PAL) 33,000 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Snoopy & the Red Baron 135,200 Steven Germershausen 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  
Spacemaster X-7 3,156,900 Jonathan A Ewing  
Spider-Man 220,920 Scott Stilphen screenshot (2 hrs)
Spike’s Peak 457,550 Lafe Travis  
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 "voodoo chilly" screenshot
Sprint Master 0.12:3 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 3,256 Greg Degeneffe link
Stampede 36,589 Greg Degeneffe screenshot  link  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

screenshot
Star Ship 78 Stephen Risenberger game 4
  60 Greg Degeneffe game 11 video
  31 Greg Degeneffe game 14 video
Star Trek 772,000 Glen Sampson screenshot  link
Star Voyager 290 Erik Kaufman Difficulty B A screenshot and video
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle 89,803 Douglas Korekach  
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 13,035 Glenn Bussell  
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
Ensign  Mike was recognized in Activisions December 1982 V5 newsletter.  Glen'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
“Gorfy”
* 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
21.2 Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Hurdles  link
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 455,300 Mark Feldt  
Tanks But No Tanks 47,800 James Randall  
Tapeworm 9,999 Steven Germershausen Difficulty B link
Tapper      
Targ (prototype) 1,002,150 Scott Stilphen  
Tax Avoiders 909,500 Glen Sampson screenshot and link
Taz 333,500 William Rosa link
Telepathy (prototype) 143,055

Scott Stilphen

screenshot
Tempest (prototype) 35,850 Glen Sampson screenshot
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The 53,000 Glen Sampson screenshot and link
Threshold 80,270 John McAllister video
Thrust (homebrew) 192,360 ”bjk7382” screenshot
Thunderground 7,046,820 John McAllister link
Time Pilot 66,500 Jeff Adkins screenshot
Time Warp (PAL) 69,722 Scott Stilphen screenshot
Tomarc the Barbarian 50,760 Roger Blair link
Tooth Protectors 1,021,300 "RaccoonyDave" screenshot
Towering Inferno 3,730 Glen Sampson video
Toyshop Trouble (homebrew) 81,326 James Randall screenshot
Track & Field 84,160 Greg Degeneffe video
  8.76 Greg Degeneffe 100m dash  link
  10.53 Greg Degeneffe long jump  link
  97.53 Greg Degeneffe javelin  link
  10.47 Greg Degeneffe 110m hurdles  link
  92.80 Greg Degeneffe hammer throw  video
  2.42 Greg Degeneffe high jump  video
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) 14,249 James Randall  
Turmoil 153,090 Alan W Hewston Score rolls at 100k
Tutankham* 3,493 John McAllister 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 copy of Home Vision's 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" 05.50 Roger Blair link
Up‘n Down 168,830 Glen Sampson screenshot
Vanguard 1,042,570 William Rosa link  Score rolls at 1 million.
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 Steven Germershausen Difficulty A  Approximately 5 hours.
Wabbit 1,300* Glen Sampson
Rudy Ferretti
William Rosa
Scott Stilphen
Glen's video and link  *Game has a 'killscreen' at 1,300 due to the rabbits disappearing!

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

Winter Games

0:44.5 Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Biathlon  link
Glen's
screenshot
  0:20.6 Greg Degeneffe Bobsled  link
  0:30.3 Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Luge  Greg's link
Glen's link
  177.9 Greg Degeneffe
Glen Sampson
Roger Blair
Ski Jump  Greg's link
Glen's link
Roger's link
  0:34.6 Roger Blair Slalom  link
  0:23.4 Greg Degeneffe Speed Skating  link
Wizard of Wor 395,300 Greg Degeneffe video
Worm War I 1,003,525 John McAllister link
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
Zaxxon 100,000 "Stan Jr." screenshot
Zoo Fun (PAL) 6,958 David Archey  

 

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Ron Corcoran - former disgraced 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 only released in PAL format.  Years later, someone else claimed he was cheating on several games.

Robert Mruczek - former disgraced Twin Galaxies chief referee who was eventually fired and banned from TG (under Water Day's ownership).  He supported known cheaters like Corcoran, Lopes, and Todd Rogers, and refused to completely remove their scores, but instead removed scores from several players w/o 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?).  He 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).  He recently admitted most TG refs self-entered their own scores (again, continuing with Corcoran's corrupt approach).  He also recently suggested rounding down questionable scores to correct suspected typos!   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).  It's unknown how many scores were "Mruczek'd" up during his 4 years as chief ref there.  You would be hard-pressed to find a more stubborn and insulting person in this hobby (not to mention creepy).  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 DK 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.

Wilson Oyama  - caught using emulator save states on another scoreboard, under the name "oyamafamily".  He's also suspected of editing his videos.

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

Todd Rogers - former disgraced 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 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 have been 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 link, which should have been done 6 months ago.  2 days later, Guinness dropped Rogers' Dragster record as well.  Meanwhile, Rogers continues to post fake evidence, this time to Reddit with a Photoshopped photo from 10 years ago.

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