The video game that swept the world for a brief minute, Dance Dance Revolution, has been brought back to the attention of the gaming community as gamers danced their way into the Guinness Book of World Records. Not only is this feat astounding, the time that it took is just exhausting to think about.
Believe it or not, Dance Dance Revolution is produced by Konami. For those who have never experienced the game that rocked the arcade world back in the late 90’s, the simplistic objective of the game is to match your feet to the correct area on the dance pad when arrows are displayed on the screen. Gamers that have played DDR before know how excruciating of a burn one may get in the quads, hamstrings and buns when making a marathon of it.
So how long did these record breakers go for? A gamer out of Rochester, Minnesota by the name of Alexander Skudlarek now holds the title of “Longest Video Game Marathon on a Dance/Rhythm Game” for a whopping 16 hours, 18 minutes, and 9 seconds. Although Skudlarek achieved this monumental record of dance back in October of 2011, it has finally been made official by the Guinness Book of World Records. Now that Alex has the record, it may only be a matter of time before some other lord of dance tries to take him off his throne.
More recently, another fanatic of DDR, Travis Houk of Knoxville, TN, may have already over-taken the record by playing DDR X2 with a mere 40 hours and 2 minutes of play in November of 2011. Travis is just waiting for the official word from Guinness — you can imagine how mad Alexander would be. The previous record before Travis and Alexander was held by a P.E. teacher, Carrie Swidecki of Bakersfield, CA, with 15 hours and 17 minutes.
Proof of Alexander’s incredible record can be seen below (click the image to enlarge):
Out of all the games they could have chosen to dance to, why on Earth would they choose Dance Dance Revolution? Pounding away on a dance pad can take a toll on the feet and the game can get a little boring after awhile. At least with the Just Dance series or any of the dancing games for the Kinect they’d actually learn how to dance and have a better selection of music at least, right?
Ranters, what gaming record do you believe you could break if you set your thumbs to it?
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