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Troubles Plague Marathon Attempt

nibbler_000A marathon run on the classic arcade game, Nibbler, was held Dec. 26, 2013 at Star Worlds Arcade with Mitchell Meerman at the helm competing for first place. The run was to raise funds for TAP – UIUC Champaign Urbana.

The run started at 7 a.m. but failed a few hours later when the machine was accidentally reset.  Not willing to give up, the marathon attempt restarted after 3 p.m.

Unfortunately, the time lost from the first run was a toll on Mitchell and his marathon run ended with 251,169,160 after twelve hours of play.  Factor in that he had another 7 hours before that and it’s an impressive feat and deserving of being added to our list of scores.

While he didn’t make the world record spot he was hoping for, the score does put him in the top 10 scores* of all time on Nibbler Marathons.  The current world record depending on which site you use is either Tim McVey with Twin Galaxies and 1,041,767,060 points or Elijah Hayter on Aurcade with 1,042,774,470.

 

*Exact score place is 6th place based on research to compile the top 10 Nibbler Marathon scores found here.

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