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Guinness World Records: The Videogame

Three new records set at Leipzig.

Gamers made gaming history yesterday at Leipzig Games Convention, entering the official Guinness World Records™ Gamers Edition 2009

book with three new world records.

Players were invited to take part in a competition on three Wii™ games on Guinness World Records™: The Videogame. The existing records for melon smashing, sheep shearing and balloon popping were smashed and amazing new scores were set for each game by three show attendees.

The official Guinness World Records™ adjudication team were at the show to officiate the world record attempts. The three new records were set as follows:

- Max Schoenemann, aged 13, from Hoyerswerda – Max took an amazing 13.71 seconds securing the fastest time ever to shear 5 sheep – shaving almost 5 seconds off the previous record breakers score of 18.62!

- Florian Mack, aged 18, from Leipzig – Florian smashed the most melons with his head (60) slamming the previous world record holder’s score of just 40!

- Christian Kurka from Thuringen - Christian secured the fastest time to pop 100 balloons - an incredible 10.48 seconds, deflating the previous score of 13.85 seconds!

A variety of photographs and video footage of the event is available now for download at the following FTP site:


Username: leipzigWBIE

Password: Vaneku#7

Key facts about Guinness World Records™: The Videogame

PLATFORMS: Nintendo DS™, Wii™

RELEASE DATE: Winter 2008

PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


PEGI: 3+


GENRE: Party Game

Bringing record-breaking fun to players everywhere, Guinness World Records: The Videogame will launch on the Nintendo Wii and DS in Winter 2008. Go head to head against your friends and family to be the ultimate world record holder! Compete in 36 different challenges based on real life world records in your quest to become the record breaker. Then post your scores online and see how you rate against other competitors around the world. The game’s quick-fire action challenges can be played solo, in teams, or in competitive multi-player groups. Players are able to compete for the ultimate prize – the chance to be listed in the official Guinness World Records™ book!


o With 36 different challenges based on real Guinness World Records, the whole family or a group of friends have a shot at becoming a record breaker

o Upload your scores and compare your record breaking skills with other challengers from around the world. Can you become a real world record holder, and if so how long can you keep it..?

o Get listed in the actual Guinness World Records archives by earning the highest worldwide score on any challenge.

o Travel the world to compete in record-breaking feats such as - Fastest Time to Crush Watermelons With Your Head, Fastest Time to Eat a Plane, Fastest Time to Shear Five Sheep, and many more.

o Collect fact cards and record breaking certificates on the campaign to become a world record breaker

o Earn GWR Coins by breaking records and use them to unlock to more events and personalize your character.



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