Who here hasn't dreamed of landing in the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records? I know I have. It probably used to be easier back in the day when there were still so many out-of-the-ordinary things or categories still up for grabs. If you weren't born with a record under your belt (world's smallest baby, world's heaviest baby, that kinda thing) or if you just can't seem to bring yourself to do some really grotesque or unhygienic stuff to get a record (like growing your finger nails and toenails for decades or covering your entire body with a hundred or so piercings), then maybe this could be your chance to get your name printed in the Gamer's Edition of the book: play the Guinness World Records video game and get a high score.
So what game are we talking about here? Well, the folks over at Guinness have released their very own video game for the iPhone and iPod Touch called Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition Arcade. The application actually contains a set of five games that are based on some of the all-time favorite characters of gamers. There's a one-minute time limit for every game and the goal is obviously to score as high as you can.
The interactive app also contains a listing of the top 50 video game characters as voted by fans of the Guinness Book of World Records Gamer's Edition.
Here are the games featured in the Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition Arcade game:
- Monkey Country - Step into the home of the gorillas where your goal is to poke as many of them as you can before the time runs out. Poke a woman and you lose some points!
- Hoover's Hot-Air Escape - Tilt your device right and left to guide your hot air balloon across a canyon filled with cliffs that obstruct your way.
- Mental Gears - Be a master lock-picker in this game, where the goal is to swipe at locks and pick as many of them as you can.
- Chest of Destruction - Diffuse bombs by tapping the right wires to cut. Make one wrong move and the bomb blows up in your face. Take too long and it will also blow up in your face.
- Rupee Roulette - You're not at a casino but you are a crook, in this one. Tilt your device to steal some treasure within your allotted minute.
Are you ready to get your name printed in the Gamer's Edition of the Guinness World Records? Then get playing!
You can get the game for your iPhone or iPod Touch here: iTunes App Store