Nine records fall in a weekend as gamers converge on Spalding

Budding record breakers: Bob Bailey playing My Hero on the Sega Master System watched by fellow hopefuls at Spalding computer shop, Game Link. Photo: SG151011-112NG

Budding record breakers: Bob Bailey playing My Hero on the Sega Master System watched by fellow hopefuls at Spalding computer shop, Game Link. Photo: SG151011-112NG

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COMPUTER fans from across the country joined a record-breaking weekend at Spalding computer games shop, Game Link.

Nine of the 25 participants beat the current world records for retro games, including Spalding man Arthur Sharman who played ‘1945’ on PlayStation 2.

Shopowner Martin Murphy had the record attempts videoed and the evidence will be forwarded to the website Twin Galaxies, the official world record keeper of computer games scores.

Fans had a crack at toppling 25 world records but Martin reckons gaining nine is a great result as the players only had three months to practice.

He plans to hold another event for what he calls the retro community next year.