The world’s biggest arcade machine can house an African elephant

Guinness shares the latest gaming records

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The latest edition of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition shares a heap of new gaming-flavoured records, including confirmation that the world’s biggest arcade machine is so big, a fully-grown African elephant would fit inside the shell.

The world’s largest arcade machine was built by “self-confessed arcade fanatic” Jason Camberis from Chicago, USA, who took two years to build this 4.41m tall and 1.06m deep cabinet. Inspired by arcade machines in his youth — which, inevitably, always felt much bigger when he was a kid– Camberis even has playable versions of PacMan and Dragon Spirit installed. 

And there’s more. Chris Cook from Birmingham, UK, completed the world’s longest football match marathon, playing FIFA for 48 hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds to raise money for SpecialEffect, the gaming charity.

We also hear from the longest journey ever made in Minecraft (Kurt J Mac has clocked up 1,303 miles trying to reach the unreachable Far Lands), and pro-gamer Kat Gunn has secured the crown for the highest career earnings for a competitive player, amassing $122,000 since she started competitive gaming in 2007. (Just FYI, the press release says she’s the highest-earning competitive player, but she may be highest earning female? We’ve reached out to confirm with Guinness.)

Tristan Geren has collected load of records, including highest score in Garden Warfare, fastest level completion for level one of Super Mario Land 3D, highest score in Zelda Phantom Hourglass and most three-pointers scored in one minute in NBA 2K14.

There’s also new records for 50 franchises, including BatmanFIFA, and The Legend of Zelda.

The book will include a 22-page special Minecraft section, complete with “exclusive” Minecraft challenges for readers to try at home.

Here, check out Ken Hoang & Klayton Schauffler who are the Highest Earning and Most KOs in Smash Bros. record-holders. I don’t even.

The book will release on September 10 and cost £10.

If you could submit a gaming-related record to Guinness World Records, what would it be? Mine would be: the Most Deaths and Rage Quits trying to complete the Zeppelin fight at the end of Bioshock Infinite

Vikki Blake