Walter Day Reinstatement Conversations
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Richard James and Betty James invented the slinky in 1945.... Walter Day has listened to me and treated me right, thank you, Paul Dean

The above (Year 1945) Slinky represents history and the back and forth conversations below regarding the Replay decision made by walter Day in year 2004 of a video game high score made way back on June 28, 1985 by
Paul Dean

Conversations between Walter Day, Referee and Paul Dean, 1986 Spy Hunter Guinness World Record Holder.....

The below is about my reinstatement conversations as well as conversations with others who are trying to get their high score approved. Thank you for your time...

Twin Galaxies Official Video Game & Pinball High Scores (Second Edition Year 2005)

Should Paul Dean's Guinness Book High Score be deleted because He cannot Reproduce the same score after 20 years of Retirement and Injury? Dated Conversations with Walter Day, Referee, Below:

Paul Dean - Guinness Book of World Records Book 1986
High Score Reinstatement Discussions (Spy Hunter Video Game)

[Twin Galaxies Record Keeper·  [Scoreboard]
[FOR WALTER DAY: Spy Hunter Questions/Answers by Paul Dean]


[May 27, 2004 WALTER DAY: Spy Hunter NO REPLAY Medical Dispute]

[* May 28, 2004 Robert T Mruczek, Chief Referee -Twin Galaxies Reinstates Spy Hunter Score]

May 29, 2004 WALTER DAY - SPY HUNTER HIGH SCORE COMPROMISE and Mark Little Interview - Modern Day High Score Holder-Asks Paul Dean what happens after 1 million points on spy hunter]

[May 30, 2004 WALTER DAY - Paul Dean states that Compromise is Unfair]
[May 30, 2004 WALTER DAY - Paul Dean is given extension of REPLAY until injuries have healed]
[June 1, 2004 WALTER DAY - Paul Dean would like a final statement.]
[ June 9, 2004 Paul Dean Undergoes Piriformis Surgery - Sciatic Nerve/Piriformis Release]

BREAKING NEWS ==> [June 9, 2004 Walter Day says, "REPLAY" of spy hunter by Paul Dean not necessary]

[ June 9, 2004 Walter Day states, "No Replay Necessary" for Paul Dean


July 2, 2004 Moving The Golden era scores to another page is a bad move according to Paul Dean, spy hunter champion

July 2, 2004 David Palmer's Star Wars "Pulled" score is being disputed

July 17, 2004 R. S. (Missile Command Champion) - Challenges Billy Mitchell (pacman perfect score) to a classics competition to settle all past conclusions AND Walter Day Reports on, [August 3, 2004], that R. S.'s will be published as a World Champion.
. . . . . . NOTE: July 17, 2004 - ARTICLE (replaced) UNTIL FURTHER FACTS CAN BE IDENTIFIED. . . . . . .

August 3, 2004 R. S. (Missile Command Champion) - Golden Era Missile Command Score from 1985 Re-Confirmed on August 3, 2004 Walter Day posts report, [August 3, 2004] R. S.'s will be published as a World Champion.

August 3, 2004 Jeff Peters Email to Paul Dean (Spy Hunter Champion) - Twin Galaxies settings For Your Tournament of June 28, 1985 are Verified Legal Twin Galaxies SETTINGS.

August 5, 2004 David Palmers (Star Wars) "pulled" score no longer in hiatus, and has been officially reinstated by Twin Galaxies on, [August 5, 2004]

September 4, 2004 R. S. (Missile Command Champion) for President of the United States? Folklore or Fact?

September 14, 2004 Was the Tron Classic Video Game High Score pulled? Everything you ever wanted to know about TRON and Tron 2.0 is here.

September 25, 2004 - (A l i c e  I n  W o n d e r l a n d) the New 2001 Alice and Wonderland Video Game, everything you ever wanted to know/Screen Shots and How to Play, and the controversial life of the original author Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell in the original fable in the 1864. Alice In Wonderland

September 29, 2004 - Capcom and Disney are teaming up to make a video game sequel to the 1992 movie
(T h e  N i g h t m a r e  B e f o r e  C h r i s t m a s) that will have you assume the role of the Pumpkin King as he attempts to reclaim Halloween town from Oogie Boogie. The Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie's Revenge

October 4, 2004 - Twin Galaxies Referee Robert T. Mruczek Post: New High Score Reinstatements: There will be a few more scores, quite a few, that will hit the scoreboard over the next few months as we clean house. Some are quite high, and some forgotten video game scores of yesteryear will soon be recognized. (Head - On and Track & Field Reinstatements?

October 16, 2004 - (PART I - STEVE WIEBE) On June 30th, 2003, Steve Wiebe beats Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong Score, so why wasn't this incredible (1,006,600) video taped feat accepted in (full) by Twin Galaxies Referee Robert T. Mruczek? Score Status:Inactive)
947,200 and on July 4, 2004 a new taped high score of 1,006,600 Points Score Status: Inactive

November 5, 2004 - The Walter Day Story -- How Twin Galaxies Began

November 9, 2004 - (PART II - STEVE WIEBE) Steve Wiebe, Donkey Kong Champion, is required to replay game in front of Robert T. Mruczek in order to get High Score Approved. Steve Wiebe's score said to be done on an unacceptable Double Donkey Kong Conversion Kit. 1,006,600 Score Not Approved. Steve Wiebe states, "I accepted the invitation for Robert T Mruczek to come out. I figure I've got nothing to lose."

November 13, 2004 - Paul Dean receives Spy Hunter High Score Certificate sent on November 13, 2004 by Walter Day for accomplishment done on June 28, 1985.

November 18, 2004 - Robert T. Mruczek gives full report of Funspot Competition Video Game High Score Results.

November 23, 2004 - Gary Vincent (CLOSED) Funspot Classic Game Message Board for good due to negatity towards one another regarding high scores and cheating and unfair activities going on. To Many Complaints.

November 24, 2004 - Gary Whelan beats Perry Rogers 21 year standing Galaxian High Score with a new record of 399,290, here is a Review of this amazing accomplishment.

December 3, 2004 - Mark Little Spy Hunter Champion Articles with Spy Hunter Developer George Gomez Accomplishments.

December 4, 2004 - David Palmer - One of the best players of the 1980's remarks on his lost scores that were never made public or recognized, but now are being looked into for their merit as the best scores in the world.

December 12, 2004 - Les Martin Super Pac-man Score of (10,106,040) Not Accepted - A Review of this classic score controversy.

January 17, 2005 - Halo Video Game Champion, Matt Leto gives an Interview on his past accomplishements. Last year (2004), Matt Leto, college dropout, cleared more than $80,000 playing Halo,

January 22, 2005 - Walter Day gets ready for the 7th Annual Funspot Classic Video Game Contest (June 2-5, 2005) - Said to be the biggest and best yet. A Walter Day Interview. funspot_classic_arcade_tournament_june_2_thru_june_5_2005.htm

January 23, 2005 - Guinness Results for 1983 - 1987, including the non-published results of the 1987 Tournament

January 27, 2005 - There is a new world record for the 1980 midway classic video game, "wizard of war" by David Yuen. Robert T. Mruczek reports this one came out of the blue, when completed on January 1, 2005.

February 2, 2005 - Berzerk, The Game (1981), remembering the past of how the game got started and what programming ideas were implemented by: Michael Thomasson

February 7, 2005 - The Classic Video Games are back in the "Thirty Nine Classic Games in One Cabinet (39 in 1)", so you can relive the arcade feel of video games in the arcade and be transported back into the 1980's.

February 14, 2005 - Donald Hayes takes 7th Classic Coin-Operated Video Game World Record Title, making him the first to beat Billy Mitchell on Consecutive Classic Video World Record titles Held. This has not been done since the early 1980's.

March 4, 2005 - Robert Mruczek discusses the Church Of Mame: Is Mame, "Emulated Classic Video Games" a religion?

March 11, 2005 - Paul Dean discusses, The Video Game Operator is disappearing because of hard times in the coin-op business and a continued lack of support of video games by manufacturers, customers and increased home console competition.

March 14, 2005 - A Discussion about the accomplishments of the 1983 Ms. Pacman Masters, The Trio; Bozeman Montana Think Tank, Tom Asaki, Don Williams and Spencer Ouren, the first to learn grouping techniques to get over 400,000 points in Ms. Pacman.

March 20, 2005 - A Jeff Peters, Mark Longridge Twin Galaxies Referee's Discussion about the accomplishments of the 1985 Masters Tournment Masters, R. S. on Missile Command and Paul Dean with Spy Hunter Guinness World Records.

March 24, 2005 - Mark Robichek, Undefeated Frogger Champion from 1982 gets in the news by the famous magazine, by Paul Drury, "Retro Gamer Magazine", in England

March 25, 2005 - (Year 2005) Robert Mruczek of Twin Galaxies has set forward $20,000 in Arcade Bounty Prizes for those who are willing to break some of the long standing coin-operated video game high scores.

April 1, 2005 - Bill Jones beats Classic Era Stargate High Score of Scott Heyano after this 20 year long standing record.

April 7, 2005 - Donald Hayes beats Mark Robichek Retro Frogger High Score with a New World Record of 589,350 points

April 14, 2005 - Much like the beginnings of the Video Game Industry and its creation of virtual environments, The Disneyland, (Walt Disney), Monsanto House of 1957 tries to look into the future. Is this Utopian Environment Possible?

Metal Slug 5 April 16, 2005 - This is the end of a long series of very successful shoot 'em up military series by the Neo Geo, SNK Playmore group. Maybe??? Let's take a look at this very successful World War II based game... Metal Slug (Series)

Retro Gaming (Mame - Emulator: For Retro Classics)
April 24, 2005 - Is the Retro Classic Video Game scene having a revival in the US as it is in the UK ? Does the arrival of Mame and the Internet make classic games more accessible?

April 26, 2005-June 5, 2005 - Steve Wiebe Donkey Kong World Record Timeline.
Who was first to one million points?
Steve Wiebe claims a score of 1,006,000 on July 4, 2004 (Not Verified)
and Billy Mitchell claims a score of 1,048,200 was finally (verified) June 4, 2005

Then Steve Wiebe gets 985,000 live in front of a crowd at Funspot Tournament, on June 3, 2005
Read This Controversial Story

April 29, 2005 - Are any of the 1986 Guinness Book of world Records Video Game Players World records still standing?

May 30, 2005 - Douglas Quan, reporter from, "The Press Enterprise" visits Paul Dean - A day to remember Paul Dean's 1985 Guinness Book Spy Hunter High Score

David Nelson (Funspot Champion - 2004 and Statistcal winner in 2005 after some controversy.)

Funspot results June 2 thru June 5 2005 - Player Of The Year (2005) Announced at Funspot Event

Billy Mitchell - Perfect Pacman
Story of Pac-man's 25th Annivarsary and
Billy Mitchell,
the first player who beat the game!

June 26, 2005 - Gamers add 10+ years to a Healthy life so you can play games well into your old age. Link

July 4, 2005 - HIGH SCORE - RETRO MAGAZINE Topping the
Spy Hunter high-score league is Paul Dean with a score just shy of 10 million. With the help of a well-placed oil slick, we stop him in his tracks and ask him a few questions about his record that was done on June 28, 1985. Link

July 14, 2005 - The coin-operated industry started in 1931 with the mass production of the Ballyhoo Pinball, lets take a look at the pinball revolution. Link

July 16, 2005 - HIGH SCORE - RETRO MAGAZINE Topping the Missile Command high-score league is R. S. with a score just shy of 1.7 million. With the help of a well-placed Missile, we stop him in his tracks and ask him a few questions about his record that was done in Canada on July 1, 1985. Link

July 31, 2005 - Spy Hunter Classic Era Champion,
Paul Dean to beat Mark Little's Spy Hunter high score in San Jose, California at the Public Venue of California Extreme on the event date of August 6-7, 2005 Link

August 11, 2005 - Spy Hunter Champion, Paul Dean gets some results out of his trip to California Extreme
(August 6-7, 2005) and the cloud over his spy hunter title are discussed. Link

September 24, 2005 - The Us nastional Video Game Team has been around since the early 1980's. Lets take a look at their achievements and what they were all about

September 29, 2005 - Ludology meets Narratology the study of video games, a scientific study of video games and it's socialogical effects and Philosophic Concepts of the make up of a video game and its parts.

October 7, 2005 - Video Game Addiction has proven deadly for some.

October 20, 2005 - Indiana Jones was quite a big movie blockbuster and his legacy lives on with coin-op and many other forms of entertainment

October 24, 2005 - Coke and Pepsi advertisements are shown throughout video games, both in the classics and in the current games. Lets discussion these ads and the gamers attitude towards them.

October 29, 2005 - The Texas Pinball Tournament has been to bed with its winners and with some October Fun tp boot.

November 6, 2005 - Paul Dean takes a stab at what makes the difference between a good pinball player and ag great pinball player.

November 12, 2005 - Paul Dean takes a look at the Classic Thanksgiving video game, Turkey Shoot.

November 18, 2005 - Paul Dean takes a look at the Dwayne Richard Houston Classic Video Game Competition Shootout which will be on December 2-4, 2005 at Humble, Texas.

December 6, 2005 - Paul Dean takes down 22 year old record of Frenzy at Game Competition Shootout on December 2-4, 2005 at Humble, Texas with a 41 hour game.

December 6, 2006 - Paul Dean takes a look at the commemorative medallions which honors video game champions

January 28, 2006 - Tim Arnold opens a new arcade in Las Vegas to single-handedly save the nostalgia of the last pinball games and reminding people of the art, history and just plain fun of the pinball era and its people and time in our American History.

February 16, 2006 - Kelly Tharp will try to beat the long standing Q*bert world record at the Classics Video Game Contest starting on February 20, 2006.

February 18, 2006 - High Score Documentary World Premier to be shown in Austin, Texas - With Bill Carlton, Alison Vick, Terry Nelson, Robert Mruczek

March 11, 2006 - Due to debt and demoralizing negativity from those who should know better, heroic CGEuk 2006 organizers Chris and Christine Millard have cancelled this years CGE UK event. Thus the high score challenge issued to the French has been cancelled. See the details here.

Dodge City Classic Video Game Showdown March 25, 2006 - 2006 Classic Classic Video Game Showdown: A big Classic Competition with all the legendary players, will be at the Apollo Amusements Center at 820 Andrews Street, Pompano Beach, Florida on April 6-9, 2006. The Superstar Legendary Results will be in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records. Click here to see who those Big Guns are and their Biographies.

April 1, 2006 - (On March 9, 2006), British Gamer, Tony Temple beat R. S.'s July 3, 1985 Missile Command Guinness Book World Record with a new high score of 1.967 million points.

Tim Arnold & Twin Galaxies host the First Annual Guinness Book Pinball Masters Tournament
April 4, 2006 - For the first time in its 52-year history, Guinness World Records(tm) will be publishing pinball masters tournament high scores. Twin Galaxies First Annual Guinness Book Masters Tournanment dates: April 28-30, 2006

April 6, 2006 - What do Mission Impossible, 2001: A Space Odyssey and South Park have in common? I have tied them all up in a bundle and analyzed Technology VS South Park and the New Reality? Lets take a look.

April 17, 2006 - Bryan Wagner shows us a thing of two with Peter Pepper and BurgerTime by surpassing Billy Mitchell's 1984 long standing world record. Lets take a look at the new BurgerTime World Record. New World Record 6/1/06 see update.

Las Vegas Hall Of Fame Masters Tournament Results May 7, 2006 - Las Vegas April 28-30, 2006 (Hall of Fame Pinball Masters Tournament) Results with Jim Belsito, Ranked 6th Worldwide at the lead position.

California Extreme July 8-9, 2006
May 29, 2006 - California Extreme July 8-9, 2006 to be spectacular do to the big name guest speakers, great classic games, and top notch pinball master champions competition.

The Slidebar - Rock and roll Cafe & Reagan Years Classics Arcade Now Open June 16, 2006 The Famous Slidebar Cafe with famous owner from Lit, Jeremy Popoff has reopened its Reagan Years Classics Arcade which is adjoined to the Cafe and Bar.

Big names coming to the 2006 California Extreme Event
July 2, 2006- The biggest name to come to the California Extreme Event from the 1980's "Vid Kidz" production team, Eugene Jarvis, will be speaking as well as many other speakers as other big activities and video game and pinball competitions.

California Extreme High Score Results
July 13, 2006- Read the story of the Final Results for the California Extreme Events of July 8-9, 2006 and the Paul Dean Pacmania/Spy Hunter High Score Contest Results

July 28-30, 2006 Fabulous Fantasies Las Vegas Pinball Tournament - The Full Story
August 8, 2006- Read about my experiences at this wild Fabulous Fantasies pinball event complete with Roller girls, Pirates and Limos'. You won't believe it.

August 23, 2006 - Guinness World Records 2007
August 23, 2006- The Guinness World Records 2007 Book is out with four pages of video game and other related high scores. Lets compare the New 2007 Record Book to the last 1986 Guinness Book of Video Game World Records to compare the New Classic Game Modern Players with that of the Classic Age Players.

September 11, 2006 - Atari Founder Nolan K. Bushnell
September 11, 2006- Nolan K. Bushnell is the founder of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese and producer of Pong. He now has a new company and is bringing interactive gaming back with his new Uwink Touch Screen Restaurant. Let's take a look at Nolan K. Bushnell's history and his future in the gaming franchise.

October 13, 2007 - King of Kong: not Understood by Reviewer
October 13, 2007- There are some writers who don't like the King of Kong Premise or its deminsion and here is their viewpoint and my rebuttal.

October 15, 2007 - where has the classic era arcade gone - by Paul Dean
October 15, 2007- Where has the classic era arcade gone and how can we get it back? My opinions to follow in this review of video games, the arcade and what happened.

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June 9, 2004 Walter Day states, "No Replay Necessary" for Paul Dean

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July 17, 2004 R. S. (Missile Command Champion) - Challenges Billy Mitchell (pacman perfect score) to a classics competition to settle all past conclusions AND Walter Day Reports on, [August 3, 2004], that R. S.'s will be published as a World Champion. Billy Mitchell
(left) Billy Mitchell Accepts Player of the Century Award by Walter Day at Funspot (Year 2000)
Gary Vincent Robert T. Mruczek

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Robert T. Mruczek Robert T. Mruczek (Twin Galaxies - Chief Referee)
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Paul Dean,, Spy Hunter Champion, June 28, 1985

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