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It was on July 3rd, 1999 when Billy Mitchell completed the first ever perfect score on PAC MAN at Funspot in the Weirs, the largest arcade in the world. To mark the occasion, Mitchell is coming back to where it all went down twenty years ago when he returns to Funspot over the Fourth of July Weekend to attempt another perfect score. “I really wanted to come back to where it happened, ” said Mitchell. “This is my way of saying thank you to Bob Lawton, founder and owner of Funspot, for providing me this platform twenty years ago make that possible.
It took Mitchell nearly six hours to accomplish the feat and was in a race to be the first to get perfect PAC MAN score. He was then in a rivalry with two players from Canada and another from Florida, where Mitchell is from.
“In 1999, I was a total wreck as far as game play goes,” said Mitchell. ” I came to New Hampshire without a return plane ticket because I didn’t know how long it will take and I knew I wasn’t going to come home until it was done.”
Mitchell got the perfect score on the second day. Though PAC MAN is still the same as it was when was first created forty years ago in 1979, the technology used to capture the moment has changed. The 1999 perfect game was capture on a camcorder. This time around, Mitchell will be live streaming the attempt at the perfect score on Twitch, which is the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers.
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