This Wednesday, October 12, “Joust” expert Lonnie McDonald will visit Ground Kontrol as part of his epic quest to hit a score of 9,999,999 on every single “Joust” machine in American arcades!
Why 9,999,999? Well, “Joust” has an interesting bug that resets the score counter once 10 million points are reached. The score counter rolls over to 0 and you can keep playing, but the high score table won’t show anything higher than 9,999,999. Breaking 10 million effectively makes you the champion of that machine!
Lonnie will begin playing “Joust” at GK at 6pm this Wednesday. He’ll continue playing through the night until he hits his 10 million goal! This isn’t your typical high score attempt, either: While Lonnie will be recording his game for potential Twin Galaxies submission, he welcomes fans of the game to come up and chat with him while he plays!
So, come down to Ground Kontrol Wednesday night and witness a true “Joust” expert in action! If you can’t make it to GK, follow Lonnie’s quest online at the Lonnie McDonald “Joust” Tracker and read an interview with him on Examiner.com.