Largest arcade machine: Jason Camberis breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
CHICAGO, IL, USA -- Jason Camberis, a 44-year-old network engineer from Chicago, is the man behind the Arcade Deluxe - a retro-gaming system that stands at more than 14 feet tall and three and a half feet wide, wich sets the new world record for the Largest arcade machine,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Chigaco-based network engineer Jason Camberis has built the world's largest arcade machine. To keep things to scale, giant quarters are required to fire up the machine. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest arcade machine, created by G4's 'Attack of the Show!' TV series and Cinnabar, measures 4.14 m (13 ft 6 in) tall, 2.84 m (9 ft 4 in) deep, 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) wide and was unveiled in Los Angeles, California, USA on 9 November 2007. The joysticks measure 6 in and the buttons 2.5 in. The control panel is 4 ft 10 in by 1 ft 9.5 in and the screen is 72 inches wide. The machine weighs 1500 lb and can play 150 different games.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest videogame marathon on the arcade version of Q*Bert; it lasted 84 hr 48 min and was achieved by George Leutz on from 14–18 February 2013 at an arcade in New Jersey, USA. The Arcade Deluxe took Camberis two years to build and is fully-functioning, featuring some 200 classic games such as PacMan and Dragon Spirit, the Mail Online reports.
But to play the games, adults need to climb up a set of stairs at the bottom of the machine to reach the larger-than-life controls and 16-inch glass track ball.
The arcade machine is so big that it can fit the equivalent of 112 bath tubs of water inside and stands taller than an adult African elephant.