Posted by Dan on November 13, 2009

King of Kong: A Fistfull of Quarters and Classic Gaming

kingkongquartersRecently, I ordered King of Kong: A Fistfull of Quarters for some great gaming nostalgia. It arrived today and I watched the epic battle between Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe unfold once again in its glory. I already knew the story, and the film has been available on DVD since January 29th, 2008, but after watching the film it gave me inspiration to revive competitive gaming on a certain level within the PSP community.

Most hardcore classic gamers are those who grew up during the classic golden age of arcades (mainly the early 80s), and slightly beyond. Most of us who grew up during that time who still have the opportunity to get those precious minutes of gaming in may enjoy the portability and versatility of the PSP.

If you own a PSP, and you are a classic gamer you may have missed out on some great revivals by the way of classic compilations. A call beckons to answer and that call happens to be putting those classic gaming skill to the test once again.

The PSP has several classic compilation titles that are available for purchase that include many new age and original classics that you can test your skills on to reach an impressive high score once again.

I challenge any of you out there to look up a Twin Galaxies Record for a classic title that you’ve had some past success from that happens to be included in one of the compilations listed below. Then attempt to break the World Record, or at least post a top 25 score on Twin Galaxies.

Here’s the compilations that you should attempt to look at for setting a points record:

Activision Hits: Remixed
Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded
Capcom Classics Collection Remixed
Gradius Collection
Namco Museum Battle Collection
Namco Museum Classics
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

To attempt a record you obviously need a copy of the PSP disc, a PSP (preferably a PSP-2000 later for easy video capturing), a PSP S-Video, Composite, or Component Video Cable, an most importanty, a VCR or computer with DVD burner (with capture software) for recording, and to really make it official, get in touch with a Twin Galaxies referee to observe and validate your score.

Make sure that you follow the settings required to attempt a new record (listed on Twin Galaxies web pages) for each particular game. Absolutely no cheats, codes, intentional glitches, hacks, etc. are tolerated. Once you have accomplished an amazing feat and have your score posted on Twin Galaxies, simply reply to this post and link your accomplishment. For that purpose, this writing will eventually become the unofficial link hub to classic gaming records set on the PSP. Good luck on your next high score or record!

PSP - You don’t have to necessarily limit yourself to the games listed above in this article. If you are really great at any other title that’s not listed, by all means attempt a score… get it judged and reviewed if that interests you as well.

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