And a little vanity.
Igor came in early, relearned the game with a controller and we talked about the mechanics. When the designer showed up we talked about scoring and he continued to play. Rotating among the four arcade cabinets throughout the evening Igor smashed record after record and I asked him to take up the coin-op cabinet that has been at so many events. By the end of the evening, his last qualifying run had netted the top position and a new arcade cabinet record 3.7 billion. This beat Andrews record from California Extreme that had stood since mid July.
Congrats Igor on a well earned victory.
As a side note, I would say that this speaks volumes to the quality of the game that it can be mastered and even though the graphics are simple that it holds the interest of competitive gamers.