World's Worst Scores!


#1

For a long time now, I’ve been tracking these terrible scores from tournaments or really any play. If you have a score to add or replace, just post here with your story and I’ll keep editing the list.

These are actual attempts to play and get a good score: no deliberate tanking is involved in any of these scores, believe it or not.

The list is ordered by score, from lowest to highest. Enjoy! Games with a * were on “tilt ends game” machines.

NBA Fastbreak              0        Greg Dunlap
Volley                     0*       Karl Lind
Trio                       1*       Gene X Huang
Jacks Open                10*       Johnny Modica
2001                      21*       Brian Dye
Oh Boy                    68        Brian Bannon
Slick Chick               77        Jon Norris
Big Fair                 122        Fredrik Lindberg
Dodge City               135        Kim Brennan
Hot Line                 154        Daniel Stoddard
Cosmos                   171        Brian Shepherd
Aquarius                 177        Steve Walker
Sing Along               200        Laura Stoddard
Scuba                    200        John Kosmal
Snow Derby               207        Jochen Ludwig
Zig Zag                  495        Donavan Stepp
4 Million BC             550        Cayle George
Miss-O                   603        Rick Prince
Freak Out                606        Don Brownback
Target Pool              613        Donavan Stepp
Fireball               1,020        Allan Vrooman
High Hand              1,040        John Kosmal
Royal Flush            2,230        Gilles Melanson
Jumping Jack           2,560        James Edes
Fast Draw              2,770        Scott Sidley
Canada Dry             2,890        Jeff Rank
Champion Pub           3,000        Trent Augenstein
Centigrade 37          3,010        Adam Lefkoff
Card Whiz              3,590        Paul McGlone
Satin Doll             3,600        Mats Runsten
Space Invaders         4,050        Peace Nick Mann
Wizard of Oz           4,379        Joe Kosack
Stellar Wars           5,400        Fred Richardson
World Cup (EM)         5,900        John Kosmal
Big Brave              5,970        Steve Bowden
Captain Fantastic      6,450        Donavan Stepp
Seawitch               6,570        Chris Lammi
Doodle Bug             6,600        Chris Newsom
Spanish Eyes           6,740        Allan Vrooman
Hi-Lo Ace              7,160        Todd Seaver
Cleopatra              7,500        Joe Kosack
Swinger                7,620        Dean Grover
Target Alpha           7,820        Brian Dominy
Vulcan                 7,840        Mats Runsten
Stars                  9,050        Amanda Kunzi
Nitro Ground Shaker    9,180        Brad Holliday
Bronco                 9,210        Antti Peltonen
Jungle Queen           9,730        James Edes
Flip Flop              9,870        Adam Becker
Time Warp             10,050        Ed Zeltmann
Surfer                10,600        John Miller
6 Million Dollar Man  10,680        Bernie Kelm
Star Trek (Bally)     11,020        Joe Schober
Mystic                11,730        Bowen Kerins
Time Fantasy          12,170        Franck Bona
Wizard                12,280        Robert Sutter
Paragon               12,360        Matthew Clark
Mata Hari             12,740        Scott Sidley
Kiss                  12,830        Albert Medaillon
King Kool             13,120        Rob Wintler-Cox
Bow and Arrow         13,700        Michael Trepp
Triple Action         14,250        Jochen Ludwig
Firepower             14,800        Adam Higgins
Future Spa            16,140        John McEwen
Lawman                16,810        Dave Burrier
Star Gazer            18,210        Edwin Mole
Meteor                19,030        Bowen Kerins
Fathom                19,560        Andrei Massenkoff
Lectronamo            19,820        Dave Stewart
Space Mission         19,910        Per Holknekt
Gorgar                20,920        Eric Fisher
Countdown             21,140        Eden Stamm
Harlem Globetrotters  21,950        Richard Achterberg
Skateball             22,000        Bernie Kelm
Amazing Spider-Man    22,310        Dave Stewart
Sure Shot             22,480        Brenn Oosterbaan
Hokus Pokus           22,730        Jerry Bernard
Xenon                 23,520        Olli-Mikko Ojamies
Galaxy                23,840        Joe Schober
X's and O's           23,930        Donavan Stepp
Dracula (Stern)       24,010        Dean Grover
Dolly Parton          25,660        Marcus Hugosson
Black Hole            26,760        Josh Sharpe
Tri Zone              27,130        Eden Stamm
Alien Poker           28,510        Basci Dinc
Big Game              29,220        Julie Schober
Algar                 30,830        David Mainwaring
Flash                 31,140        Martin Ayub
Solar Ride            32,080        Trent Augenstein
Embryon               32,970        Eden Stamm
Ali                   33,010        Keith Elwin
Cyclopes              34,770        Dan Gutchess
Centaur               36,030        Jim Belsito
Haunted House         36,190        Kevin McCarthy
Flash Gordon          37,010        Stefan Karlhuber
Alien Star            37,020        Jorian Engelbrektsson
Barracora             37,040        Sebastian Bobbio
Nine Ball             37,100        Darren Kamnitzer
Blackout              37,420        Serge Darbellay
Abra Ca Dabra         38,950        Per Holknekt
Eight Ball Deluxe     39,990        Gregg Giblin
Cyclone               40,000        Bill Priester
Silverball Mania      40,060        Adam Lefkoff
Nugent                41,200        Donavan Stepp
Grand Prix            42,190        Justin Bath
Dragonfist            42,520        Jason Werdrick
Quicksilver           42,680        Jason Bokor
Pharaoh               43,040        Alexander Zurkowski
Jokerz                43,130        Mike Hafner
Mars Trek             45,900        Chris Newsom
Big Guns              52,100        Therese Edwards
El Dorado City        61,860        Dave Hegge
Elektra               66,230        Albert Medaillon
Argosy                67,150        David Nedde
Hot Tip               71,540        Steve Walker
F-14 Tomcat           75,030        Lief Spangberg
Frontier              75,180        Lyman Sheats
High Speed            79,560        Al Thomka
Warlok                83,250        Brent Stoddard
Comet                 84,350        Kleber Colonio
Prospector            85,100        Keith Johnson
Mousin Around         91,010        Steve Jonke
Pinbot                94,010        Ed Zeltmann
Sorcerer              95,540        Sean Grant
Time Machine          96,500        Rebecca Schleider
Seawitch             117,280        Lyman Sheats
Medieval Madness     162,090        Mike Smith
Taxi                 173,110        Lieven Engelbeen
Flight 2000          184,190        Lyman Sheats
Banzai Run           219,540        Eden Stamm
Space Station        250,060        Joe Said
Whirlwind            262,110        Ron Shuster
Doctor Who           265,020        Kevin Stone
Surf n Safari        286,270        Adam Becker
Ripley's             325,080        Michael Trepp
Black Knight 2000    326,220        Scott Sidley
Scared Stiff         328,690        Mike Mahaffey
Family Guy           344,470        Jeff Rank
Dr. Dude             388,480        Kevin Smigel
Radical              401,560        Todd Seaver
No Good Gofers       406,340        Steve Jonke
Pirates              413,660        Andy Rosa
Funhouse             418,800        Laura Stoddard
World Poker Tour     464,750        Rob Wintler-Cox
NBA (Stern)          528,710        Gregg Giblin
Earthshaker          565,300        Mike Pacak
Junkyard             574,920        Andrei Massenkoff
Pool Sharks          653,190        Paul Madison
Black Rose           653,770        Kevin Stone
Wheel of Fortune     714,830        Robert Sagstetter
Addams Family        755,130        Paul Garner
Simpsons Pin Party   760,910        Dan Woodske
Space Jam            764,020        Sanjay Shah
Lord of the Rings    787,030        Stefan Cederlof
Fish Tales           803,810        Glenn Gillar
Avengers             832,180        Cryss Stephens
Batman (Stern)       865,600        Todd Seaver
Tron                 866,340        Karl DeAngelo
Monopoly             880,060        Cayle George
Party Zone           915,080        Lyman Sheats
CSI                  932,440        David Riel
Monster Bash         972,440        Salem Ayoob
Hurricane          1,179,380        Rick Prince
Cirqus Voltaire    1,204,170        John McEwen
24                 1,302,140        Franck Bona
Star Trek (Stern)  1,370,900        Brian Shepherd
Dracula (Williams) 1,733,100        Gregg Giblin
Spider-Man         1,806,510        Trent Augenstein
Sopranos           1,839,840        R.J. Hallett
Terminator 2       1,899,920        Ed Hershey
Whitewater         1,965,220        Jerry Duffy
The Walking Dead   2,080,280        Robert Sutter
The Shadow         2,512,000        Laura Stoddard
Creature           2,686,980        Joe Said
Terminator 3       2,885,880        Erwin Deutschlander
Congo              3,716,360        Neil Shatz
Game of Thrones    3,886,880        Donavan Stepp
Corvette           4,071,450        Josh Lehan
High Speed 2       4,849,280        Rich Achterberg
Attack From Mars   4,999,990        Byron Steinman
Twilight Zone      5,052,570        Adam Lefkoff
Judge Dredd        5,718,950        Per Ahlenius
The Who's Tommy    6,201,510        Paul Jongma
Revenge from Mars  7,187,290        Sean Grant
Indiana Jones      7,746,330        Penni Epstein
Godzilla           8,991,890        Tom Miller
Indy 500          12,811,550        Paul Jongma
Demolition Man    13,626,410        Paul Madison
Pinball Magic     16,011,140        Lyman Sheats
Stargate          18,255,030        Scott Sidley
Baywatch          18,352,480        William Wulf
Star Trek: TNG    24,200,000        John Teti
Jackbot           25,432,590        Lonnie Mihin
Road Show         23,383,900        Joe Said
Theatre of Magic  27,500,000        Henrik Hultman
World Cup Soccer  29,103,980        Brian Dominy
Dirty Harry       29,481,140        Trent Augenstein
Johnny Mnemonic  114,047,270        Daniel Stoddard

#2

I took a 21 on my last game of 2001 in Orlando for classics qualifying. Oops.


#3

I see Dno’s name on there a lot, ha. And also all my scores on my very first PAPA and Classics final were world record lows (maybe): http://papa.org/papa-tournaments/papa-world-championships/papa-11-world-championships/#final_results. Aquarius: 1607, Snow Derby: 0/DQ (lol), Spanish Eyes: 8640. Terrible.


#4

I’m not including any DQ scores but some of the lowest EM scores are tilt-ends-game mishaps. Zen, your other scores are not world’s worst – Aquarius is at 177 (!!) and Spanish Eyes is at 6740.

That 21 from Brian is pretty amazing. What happened, the zeros got deleted?


#5

I have a recent Road Show score in league that beats the one listed here - 34,147,530.


#6

Your own score, or someone else’s? In general I don’t use scores from unknown / beginner / casual players since being on the list may feel like a stigma. To be eligible for the list you have to submit the score yourself or it has to be from a player capable of playing that game much better :slight_smile:


#7

It’s my score, from March 2nd, 2015 (Week 5 of the Mighty Mike’s league location, FSPA).

If I can’t be the best, I may as well be known for being the worst at something :slight_smile:


#8

It should be noted that my 0 on NBAFB was on very early software. Reading about that score on rgp is actually what made them add scoring with the ball in the pops.


#9

My 286,270 on Surf n Safari during the PAPA A finals this year destroys Joe’s current lowest score!

Wait…I shouldn’t be so enthusiastic about that should I? :disappointed:


#10

I’m pretty excited about joining this list one day. With lost of hard work, dedication, and an ill-timed eyebrow scratch or two, I think I can do it.


#11

I actually WON a tournament game on Medieval Madness with 700,000 and change. My opponent had 400k. That was a couple of years ago at Club 21.


#12

To be fair, that machine was a pile if I remember correctly.


#13

I’m surprised my name isn’t on there anywhere Bowen! I’ve had some real tanked scores on games at PAPA! :slight_smile:


#14

Here are some doozies from FSPA league play… eyeball-filtering the list to only take people who can handle the heat-- err, love :wink:

Star Trek (Bally) 11,020 Joe Schober
Baywatch 18,352,480 William Wulf
Big Game 29,220 Julie Schober
Dracula (Williams) 1,733,100 Gregg Giblin
Cleopatra 7,500 Joe Kosack
Eight Ball Deluxe 39,990 Gregg Giblin
Fast Draw 2,770 Scott Sidley
Grand Prix (WMS) 42,190 Justin Bath
Mata Hari 12,740 Scott Sidley
Mousin Around 91,010 Steve Jonke
Road Show 23,383,900 Joe Said
Royal Flush 2,230 Gilles Melanson
Stargate 18,255,030 Scott Sidley
Amazing Spider-Man 22,310 Dave Stewart
High Speed 2 4,849,280 Rich Achterberg
Six Million Dollar Man 10,680 Bernie Kelm
World Poker Tour 464,750 Rob Wintler-Cox


#15

All of these have been added, thanks Joe! Those poor su… super players!


#16

What I can never figure out is why my opponents never get those scores when they’re playing against me. :wink: I’m sure it’s selective memory, but it seems the usual thing I hear in competitive play is NOT “that was my worst score ever” but rather “wow, that’s like triple my previous high score!” Sigh.


#17

I won Classics I at PAPA 17 with a 120,000 score on Ali. Won.

Selective memory it is! :stuck_out_tongue:


#18

I was very proud of my Black Rose score - that temporary negative 1 point at PAPA made quite a few people laugh


#19

Ha, this truly is the worst score, in PAPA B 2013. Missed every single ramp and immediate drain I believe. Probably tilted as well. The score ended up on a non finished ticket due to an error.


#20

You would have tilted Ball 3 because it gives a minimum 1 million doctor bonus … well, warning’d, anyway.