What is a bounty? It is a cash reward promised to individuals who attain an established goal in a designated time frame. In this case, the goals are high score thresholds designated by Mruczek on many different titles on the NES, SNES, Magnavox 2, Dreamcast, Playstation, PS2, X-Box, N-64, Colecovision, Atari 2600 and arcade coin-op platforms.
"This is a very significant offer," says Walter Day, Twin Galaxies' Chief Scorekeeper and editor of the forthcoming Twin Galaxies' Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records. "Robert Mruczek is a devoted supporter of the gaming hobby. In fact, he is one of the hobby's leaders in civic activism, willing to put the needs of the hobby ahead of his own gain. The only other player who has put his own money up to encourage competitive playing was Billy Mitchell, who issued a famous poster in 1999 that offered thousands of dollars in prizes for high scores on dozens of classic arcade games from the early 1980s." To see Mruczek's list of bounties, go to http://www.twingalaxies.com