Frogger World Record is SQUASHED!
A Virginia gamer breaks the record Frogger scores of both real-world and fictional champs
Both real-life and fictional champions of the classic arcade game Frogger are now looking across the road and down the river to a new champion.
The new champion is 45-year-old software engineer Michael Smith of Springfield, Virginia. The husband and father adds the world record score of 970,440 points to his resume, a goal he hopped toward for two-and-a-half years.
The new record beats the 896,980 point score set by Pat Laffaye in 2010. Laffaye gained international press recognition for that score as the first to beat the fictional "George Costanza Score" of 860,630 points from a classic episode of NBC's Seinfeld.
Smith first became acquainted with Frogger when the arcade game was a brand new hit during the peak of the arcade game industry.