Guinness World Records’ Top Gaming Records
Good things come in small packages for a computer buff in Canada.
Back in 2009, Mark Slevinsky built the smallest arcade machine from scratch. The game measures 4.88 x 2.05 x 2.36 inches and can run Tetris, Space Invaders and Breakout clones. One problem: It doesn’t have much space for holding quarters.
On the plus side: The tiny technological achievement earned Slevinsky a spot in Guinness World Records’ newest book, Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer’s Edition, for being the smallest arcade game ever — a big achievement for such a small game.
The book, which hits stores Jan. 10, features other winners of offbeat gaming-oriented records, such as Steve Blum, who is the Most Prolific Videogame Voice Actor with 261 credited appearances as of May 10, 2012), and John Bates, who, at 85, has achieved more than 14,000 perfect games on Wii Sports Bowling, making him the Oldest Gaming Record Holder.