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May 29, 2004:
A Spy Hunter High Score Compromise

Walter Day of Twin Galaxies Score Board decides to keep both Mark Little's 2003 Spy Hunter High Score and Paul Dean's 1985 Seasoned Spy Hunter High Score by creating two different High Score Lists for the second edition book, "Twin Galaxies Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records." Walter Day reports that Paul Dean's score will go into a newly created Golden Age Classic High Score list because the tournament rules were different in the Golden Era than they are today.

In 2004 Paul Dean has power house witnesses back up his high score in 1985 as a score that can only be done by Paul Dean, which has never been beat. These witnesses were the classic era gurus Phil Britt, Jeff Peters and Mike Sullivan, the Golden Era's best three players in the world.

Mark Little's Spy Hunter High Score will go into the Modern Era High Score List which has much more stringent standards such as Video taped High Scores and proof of factory settings being thoroughly checked with minute by minute review by the score keeper.

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Walter Day's Conference Call to Paul Dean and Mark Little May 29, 2004

Walter Day has decided that he will give Paul Dean 6 months to recover from his back and leg injury at which time if Paul Dean does not beat Mark Little's Spy Hunter High Score, then Mark Little will get his place on the newly developed Modern Era High Score List. Paul Dean's high score would then be moved to the Golden Age High Score List and noted as such. The reason for the move and the two different lists is because Walter Day believes that the tournaments today have more stringent standards than in the golden era and therefore he is going to have two high score lists in two different categories. The Golden Age category and the Modern Age category. This will enable modern era spy hunter high score earners to get on the high score board even though the current modern era high score is only 8% of Paul Dean's spy hunter high score which was earned in 1985. Walter Day wanted to throw out Paul Dean's high score as being impossible, and as to high to believe but after Phil Britt, Jeff Peters and Mike Sullivan reported that Paul Dean has no problem getting this score, Walter Day decided he needed two lists so that modern era high score earners could make it on the lower modern era high score list. Mark Little challenges Paul Dean to a REPLAY of the Spy Hunter game. Because Paul Dean will be healing from a June 9, 2004 Piriformis release surgery, he cannot fulfill this challenge from Mark Little. When not fulfilling the obligation of this challenge, the challenger automatically is considered the new worlds champion. All high score players can be challenged and forfeit their place on the high score board if they do not meet the challenge. That challenge can be made 19 years after a high score was earned as in Paul Dean's case. The challenge can be made even after 50 years pass between the high score date and the challenge date. Although Mark Little has a score ten times less than Paul Dean, in this case he is able to challenge Paul Dean to a REPLAY because the gap of high scores is so wide and unbelievable that Paul Dean is required to show his skills 19 years later regardless of injuries. Paul Dean counter challenges Mark Little saying that if I can tell you one thing that will allow you to double your score, will you accept that as a fact that you are not the real guru of the game. Mark Little does not accept the challenge and refuses the tip from Paul Dean, 1985 Guinness Champion. Paul Dean's high score will go in a Golden Era high score List which will appear in Walter Day's new book but then after that publishing Paul Dean's score will be dropped unless he beats Mark Little's Spy Hunter High Score. Walter Day reports that the rules are being created as we go along in time because there has never been a high score discrepancy so great in any other game. This was the catalyst for a golden era high score list and a proof of skill level requirement of Paul Dean even after 19 years have gone by from the last time he has played the game. Other classic era game players do not have to prove their abilities because most have been beaten already, but this is an unusual case where nobody could get close to Paul Dean's spy hunter score creating a special mention for classic era high score earners. Walter Day believes that the talents and skill put forward by Paul Dean in 1985 have not been seen in the modern era in the case of spy hunter. QUESTIONS: Mark Little, Modern Era High Score holder asks Golden Era Paul Dean Champion what happens when your spy hunter high score goes above one million. Mark Little quote: I guess my next goal, will be to break a million! I plan on looking further into the "patterns" that exist for this game. The road is predictable, but the enemies are not. (At least not for me) Mark Little wanted to know if the score starts over from zero or if you get an extra life at one million points? Mark Little also wanted to know if the high score goes onto the final high score list when the game is over? He also wanted to know if the spy hunter game was on something else other than factory settings? ANSWER: FROM: Paul Dean, Classic Spy Hunter Champion 1985 (The only one in the world who can answer these questions because of an unbelievable 9 million mark high score.) (Nobody else has ever proven even 1 million in competition.)
TO: Walter Day - Referee TO: Mark Litte, Modern Era Spy Hunter Champion 1) Your score does not start over, the score shows the entire time after the million point mark and millions of points after as well. 2) You do not get any extra lives if you pass 1 million points or 9 million points as Paul Dean has done. You just get the original six cars and that's it. 3) Once you achieve a 9 million point high score it goes to the final high score list and stays on the top of the screen on the game for as long as the battery will last in the game. Usually the high score will last a year or more, or until your high score is beat. 4) Was my high score done on something other than factory settings? NO, you cannot alter spy hunter to another setting other than factory settings as far as I know. The game cannot be rigged to my knowledge. Some people have made the accelerator go faster by removing certain parts to the game, but this was not done in the case of my spy hunter high score game. No tampering of the game was done to produce my high score and no "scabbing" was done. Definition of scabbing: Playing the game in a matter to get free points, without playing correctly and not playing to the integrity of the game play.



Medic Fax System

1. Piriformis syndrome.
2. Residual sciatic nerve root irritation, status post lumbar laminectomy/discectomy.
3. Lumber discogenic disease, L5-S1.


This patient is here to pursue a recommended course of treatment by Dr. Chambi,
(Nero-Surgeon), which is for a piriformis release. The patient is most symptomatic
in this region. He reports that he is eager to seek the suggested treatment in
order to get better. At this point, I do not see that there is anything else to
offer this patient. He appears to be very well informed. As long as the risks and
benefits were discussed by his primary physician the choice to proceed in this
direction should be left up to the patient. I believe he can be helped with the
piriformis release although there are no guarantees. He feels he has no other choice
at this point. He will have to live with his residual symptoms post surgery.


This patient will continue on temporary total disability. Good or bad, to be
declared permanent and stationary after sufficiently recovered.


I declare under penalty of perjury that I, the signing physician, have actually
performed this examination and the time spent in performing this evaluation is
in compliance with the IMC Guidelines (Section 5307.1 and 4507.6).

I declare under perjury that I have devoted at least 1/3 of my total practice
to providing medical treatment.

Dr. Akmicmajin (Orthopedic Medicine)

May 21, 2004

[May 20, 2004 - 01:14. Paul Dean's Spy Hunter Record reconfirmed - By Mark Longridge]
Jeff Peters: Witness Statement from Mark Longrdige

Mark Longridge, Twin Galaxies Coin-Op Referee/Canada
E-Mail To auldean007(at) From Mark Longridge at: zero1(at)


Hi Paul,
One of the questions I had about the Spy Hunter score
was how long it took and how many cars you get total.
I was also curious if the machine rolls over at a million.

I also talked to Jeff Peters and he spoke highly of
your Spy Hunter skills.

Jeff Peters now has the most Guinness World Records Ever Recorded
for The Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records By Walter Day.

Best regards,
Mark Longridge

May 15, 2004

John Philip Britt: Witness Statement
E-Mail To auldean007(at)

Hey Paul:

Sorry I didn't get a chance to fill in the info you sent me. I have been
out of town quite a bit lately and I am behind in a lot of things.

They called me though a few days ago - Walter and some other guy
(I can't quite remember). We talked at length about your score and
they approved it.

Do they still need the paperwork? I got the impression that the
talk was good enough.


John Philip Britt (JPB)
1985 Coronation Day Champion
Paperboy classic arcade champion

May 25, 2004

Robert T. Mruzcek Asks For Conference Call between Mark Little Modern Era Spy Hunter High Score Player, And Golden Era Spy Hunter Champion Paul Dean
E-Mail From: Robert T. Mruzcek, Twin Galaxies Referee, To Paul Dean (pauldean007(at)


I'd call but haven't searched my E-Mails for the one bearing your contact

Mark Little, former record holder, is of course very concerned that your
score is now reinstated. At some point I'd like to know if you wouldn't
mind participating in a conference call with him to assuage his concerns,
and maybe talk turkey to clear the air.

Would you be amicable to this, and if so, let us know so that a conference
call can be established ? Let us know. If need be, I can send Walter
reimbursement for the arrangement of the call. Thanks.

Robert T Mruczek
212-366-XXXX (work-day)
718-387-XXXX (home-eve)

May 25, 2004

Paul Dean Accept Conference Call from Walter Day and Mark Little As Proof that 1985 High Score Happened And To Answer Any Questions or Concerns Over The Game.
E-Mail From pauldean007(at)
From: Paul Dean, 1985 Spy Hunter Champion, TO: Robert Mruzcek, Referee

I understand that Mark Little would like an explanation and I accept
this and he can call me any time in the evenings I am usually
home for a conference call.

Mark does deserve an explanation and because he is losing a lot
by being knocked off the board he should be able to grill me
for answers and I feel obliged to answer. If I cannot answer
his question then I really didn't get the high score so this is
my chance as well as his to proof that I did what I did and
that my high score is possible. My score was done 19 years
ago so I cannot give perfect details but I will do my best.

If I didn't get the high score myself I wouldn't believe me because
you're looking at between 1.4 million and 2 million per car
which seems impossible if you are not the best in the world.
No "scabbing" was done and the score actually was earned
and that is why it took so long to produce this score.

You have seen marathon scores before and if you didn't see
it first hand you would say this is impossible.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to clear the air with Mark
Please let him know that I am injured and am having a surgery
on June 9, 2004 for a nerve decompression for pain relief.
Mark can read about me at: before he

Paul Dean
home phone (909)-275-XXXX

8.6 Steps to Challenge

1. Send your challenge in writing. Explain the reasons why you believe
this player should prove their score via a public replay.

2. A player's score can be challenged only once. If, during a replay, the
challenged player gets 90% of their claimed score, they are awarded the
score - unless the game in question is a "mature" game.

THE SPY HUNTER HIGH SCORE FROM 1985 IS A "Mature" game score, almost two
decades old therefore, WALTER DAY'S/MARK LITTLE CHALLENGE unacceptable.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Walter Day 

Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 7:36 PM
Subject: Spy Hunter and Star Wars


Paul Dean (spy hunter champion), 
David Palmer (star wars champion),
Both scores, Spy Hunter and Star Wars, are not partitioned
in any way. They are the official world records.
Walter Day

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