Connecticut Man Shatters Fictional Frogger Record

Beats Seinfeld’s Fictional Frogger Record, Once Thought Unattainable

January 4, 2010 – In a 1998 episode of Seinfeld, character George Costanza set a fictional record of 860,630 on the classic arcade game Frogger, a score previously thought to be unattainable in reality. That is, until last Friday. As the ball dropped in Times Square on January 1, 2010, Twin Galaxies, the official record keepers for all eras of video games since 1981, announced that Westport, Connecticut resident Pat Laffaye not only broke the record, but shattered it by more than 30,000 points. “Even though it was imagined by television writers, Pat has broken one of the most famous scores in pop culture,” says Twin Galaxies Division Manager Patrick Scott Patterson.

Pat Laffaye had long been competing with classic gaming champion Donald Hayes for the record, and finally came out on top in the last days of 2009. Laffaye also holds a record for the game Paperboy. As a Connecticut resident I understand just how rare it is that the state makes gaming news headlines, so this is one record I expect to hear a lot about in my local arcade and arcades around the state for months, if not years to come.

Source: Twin Galaxies