At this past weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo (aka PAX) arcade master and King of Kong star Steve Wiebe traveled to the local Gameworks, a casual dining and entertainment franchise in Seattle, WA to play Fix-It Felix Jr. The fictional game centered around Disney’s upcoming animated film Wreck-It Ralph. Since an actual arcade version of the game never existed until this past weekend, this made Steve the first gamer to play it, as well as the first one to break it’s high score.
Watch the video of Steve`s first game and the interview that followed below:
Obviously, this was a PR stunt in anticipation for Disney`s film. Regardless, it’s still pretty sweet seeing Wiebe in action.
Fans at Gameworks could play to beat Wiebe’s score. If they reached total victory, they would earn themselves a free advanced screening of Wreck-It Ralph in their hometown. No word yet as to whether or not the prize was claimed. But honestly, who the heck is going to beat Wiebe? I for one, would be like “Wiebe got the high score, huh? Screw it, I can’t compete with that!”
Wanna see how you’d stack up against Wiebe? Well, you can still play the game on your home computer (HERE). WARNING: It’s very addicting. Oh, and Wiebe got a score of 444,000. Good luck, fucker.
Wreck-It Ralph, starring John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman hits theaters everywhere November 2nd, 2012.