Jimmy Linderman Mr Do! World Record
Challenge Arcade - Reading, PA World Record Weekend September 18-21, 2008
Mr. Do! - New world record! (and still going)
The arrival of champion gamer Jimmy Linderman meant only one thing… a new
world record on Mr. Do! Wasting little time after entering the arcade and
saying his hellos, he began a few practice games in preparation for what he
plans will be a 24-hour marathon! He started his game officially at exactly
3:00pm and as million after million rolled over on the game it was easily
clear that breaking the record was all but a given for Jimmy. The record he
surpassed 3 ½ hours later was his own 5.5 million point score, but he had no
plans of stopping, he had other things on his mind. Seeking to bury any and
all myths and legends of scores that may or may not have happened in the past,
Jimmy seeks to raise the bar so high that it towers over all scores official
and legendary. At the close of the evening he was dialing in on 13 million;
we'll check in with him in the morning, and if he reaches his 24-hour goal,
he should be in the neighborhood of a 40 million point score!
Jimmy's Final Score on Mr. Do! 30,075,000 : 18 hour game.
His average was to lose 1 man then gained 4 men.
Most extra men was about 50 but Mr. Do! only shows 7 extra men on the screen.
There was a turn over of Jimmy's Mr. Do! game about every 40 minutes.
David Nelson was the TG referee with a tape of the game play rolling.
The tape was changed over at around 4:30am by Joe LeVan owner of Challenge
3pm to 9am is 18 hours in total tape.
There was Unofficial high score of 26,030,000 in Twin Galaxies first book
of world records and held by David Breckon and is on Mark Alpigers web site.
01-26-1986: Tom's Arcade / London, Ontario, Canada
After 256 boards the difficulty goes back to easy like the first board at
257 - At board 256, the monsters are slow so you loose 4 men in 30 seconds
upon a bathroom break on the slow board.
The Mr. Do! game at Challenge Arcade was in good working order but a bit loose.
At 18 million mark - Jimmy was getting tired.
At 24 million Jimmy was nodding off and lost 5 men in the process.
Then Jimmy got a second wind to finish up his game.
The goal was to finish board 1600 and stop at 30 million.
Jimmy's final board and score:
1602 last board - score: 30,075,000
Slept for ½ hour and then played Donkey Kong up to 100k
$100.00 - Jimmy's World Record prize for Mr. Do!
$750.00 Jimmy was the "Grand Prize Winner" with a nice cash prize.
Pepsi paid for the record breakers monies.
Tetris world record coming up for Jimmy at New Hampshire in 2009.
From TG Leaderboard: Link
Mr. Do!, Coin-Operated Arcade Game
Rank 1 - World Record
Player Tongki Linderman
Date Achieved Sunday, September 21, 2008
Date Verified Sunday, September 21, 2008
Verification Method: Referee
Verified By: David Nelson
Score Status: Active
Location: Challenge Arcade
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Challenge Arcade WRW updates! by David Nelson TG Referee
Mr Do! - New world record! *pending video-tape review
As promised, we checked in on Jimmy in the morning to find that he had
already called it quits. Earning points at even a faster rate than he
thought, he reached a goal that suited him in the early hours of the day.
Finishing his game at 30,075,000 points, Jimmy puts all scores official
and unofficial to sleep as his 30 million point game sits WELL on top of
all the rest. As I explained in Saturday's update, watching Jimmy play Mr. Do
is a serious schooling. He makes the enemies in the game look ridiculously
stupid! Watching him play makes a novice player say "that's so easy, I could
do that!" but stepping up to the control panel is a different story. Mr. Do
is no walk in the park, it's an extremely difficult game that requires precise
control, expert knowledge of enemy behavior, and above all else you need to
have a game plan for every level. Oh yeah, and did I mention you need to do
all this for 30 million points if you want the record now? I can't say enough
about the level of skill it takes to play this game, and Jimmy made it look
easy as he defeated multiple enemies with apple after apple (sometimes every
enemy on the board with one apple) and singing and humming along to the game's
music the entire time! He was racking up a free man almost every 2-3 boards,
and although it was uncertain how many he actually accumulated, it was more
than enough as there was no stopping this guy! One of the best performances
of the event and a humongous new world record; incredible Jimmy, congratulations.