World's Worst Scores!

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 in alphabetical order. Enjoy! Games with a * were on “tilt ends game” machines.

2001                      21*       Brian Dye
24                 1,302,140        Franck Bona
4 Million BC             550        Cayle George
6 Million Dollar Man  10,680        Bernie Kelm
Abra Ca Dabra         38,950        Per Holknekt
Addams Family        755,130        Paul Garner
Algar                 30,830        David Mainwaring
Ali                   19,040        David Oliver
Alien Poker           28,510        Basci Dinc
Alien Star            37,020        Jorian Engelbrektsson
Amazing Spider-Man    22,310        Dave Stewart
Aquarius                 177        Steve Walker
Argosy                67,150        David Nedde
Attack From Mars   4,999,990        Byron Steinman
Avengers             832,180        Cryss Stephens
Banzai Run           219,540        Eden Stamm
Barracora             37,040        Sebastian Bobbio
Batman (Stern)       865,600        Todd Seaver
Baywatch          18,352,480        William Wulf
Big Brave              5,970        Steve Bowden
Big Fair                 122        Fredrik Lindberg
Big Game              18,320        Rich Achterberg
Big Guns              52,100        Therese Edwards
Black Hole            26,760        Josh Sharpe
Black Knight 2000    326,220        Scott Sidley
Black Rose           653,770        Kevin Stone
Blackout              37,420        Serge Darbellay
Bow and Arrow         13,700        Michael Trepp
Bronco                 9,210        Antti Peltonen
Canada Dry             2,890        Jeff Rank
Captain Fantastic      6,450        Donavan Stepp
Card Whiz              3,590        Paul McGlone
Centaur               36,030        Jim Belsito
Centigrade 37          3,010        Adam Lefkoff
Central Park             344        Alex Huffman
Champion Pub           3,000        Trent Augenstein
Cirqus Voltaire    1,204,170        John McEwen
Cleopatra              6,730        Gregg Giblin
Comet                 84,350        Kleber Colonio
Congo              3,716,360        Neil Shatz
Corvette           4,071,450        Josh Lehan
Cosmos                   171        Brian Shepherd
Countdown             21,140        Eden Stamm
Creature           2,686,980        Joe Said
CSI                  932,440        David Riel
Cyclone               40,000        Bill Priester
Cyclopes              34,770        Dan Gutchess
Demolition Man     7,922,420        Ryan C
Dirty Harry       29,481,140        Trent Augenstein
Doctor Who           265,020        Kevin Stone
Dodge City               135        Kim Brennan
Dolly Parton          25,660        Marcus Hugosson
Doodle Bug             6,600        Chris Newsom
Dr. Dude             388,480        Kevin Smigel
Dracula (Stern)       24,010        Dean Grover
Dracula (Williams) 1,733,100        Gregg Giblin
Dragonfist            42,520        Jason Werdrick
Earthshaker          565,300        Mike Pacak
Eight Ball               380        Matt Russell
Eight Ball Deluxe     39,990        Gregg Giblin
El Dorado City        61,860        Dave Hegge
Elektra               66,230        Albert Medaillon
Embryon               32,970        Eden Stamm
F-14 Tomcat           75,030        Lief Spangberg
Family Guy           344,470        Jeff Rank
Fast Draw              2,770        Scott Sidley
Fathom                19,560        Andrei Massenkoff
Fireball               1,020        Allan Vrooman
Firepower             14,800        Adam Higgins
Fish Tales           803,810        Glenn Gillar
Flash                 31,140        Martin Ayub
Flash Gordon          37,010        Stefan Karlhuber
Flight 2000          184,190        Lyman Sheats
Flip Flop              9,870        Adam Becker
Freak Out                606        Don Brownback
Frontier              75,180        Lyman Sheats
Funhouse             418,800        Laura Stoddard
Future Spa            16,140        John McEwen
Galaxy                23,840        Joe Schober
Game of Thrones    3,886,880        Donavan Stepp
Godzilla           8,991,890        Tom Miller
Gorgar                20,920        Eric Fisher
Grand Prix            42,190        Justin Bath
Harlem Globetrotters  21,950        Richard Achterberg
Haunted House         36,190        Kevin McCarthy
High Hand              1,040        John Kosmal
High Speed            79,560        Al Thomka
High Speed 2       4,849,280        Rich Achterberg
Hi-Lo Ace              7,160        Todd Seaver
Hokus Pokus           22,730        Jerry Bernard
Hot Line                 154        Daniel Stoddard
Hot Tip               71,540        Steve Walker
Hurricane          1,179,380        Rick Prince
Indiana Jones      7,746,330        Penni Epstein
Indy 500          12,811,550        Paul Jongma
Jackbot           25,432,590        Lonnie Mihin
Jacks Open                10*       Johnny Modica
Johnny Mnemonic  114,047,270        Daniel Stoddard
Jokerz                43,130        Mike Hafner
Judge Dredd        5,718,950        Per Ahlenius
Jumping Jack           2,560        James Edes
Jungle Queen           9,730        James Edes
Junkyard             574,920        Andrei Massenkoff
King Kool             13,120        Rob Wintler-Cox
Kiss                  12,830        Albert Medaillon
Lawman                16,810        Dave Burrier
Lectronamo            19,820        Dave Stewart
Lord of the Rings    787,030        Stefan Cederlof
Mars Trek             45,900        Chris Newsom
Mata Hari             12,740        Scott Sidley
Medieval Madness     162,090        Mike Smith
Meteor                    30        Boston Bill (no tilt!)
Miss-O                   603        Rick Prince
Monopoly             880,060        Cayle George
Monster Bash         972,440        Salem Ayoob
Mousin Around         86,800        Ed Williams
Mystic                 6,960        Jay Collins
NBA (Stern)          528,710        Gregg Giblin
NBA Fastbreak              0        Greg Dunlap
Nine Ball             37,100        Darren Kamnitzer
Nitro Ground Shaker    9,180        Brad Holliday
No Good Gofers       406,340        Steve Jonke
Nugent                41,200        Donavan Stepp
Oh Boy                    68        Brian Bannon
Paragon                4,410        Olli-Mikko Ojamies
Party Zone           915,080        Lyman Sheats
Pharaoh               43,040        Alexander Zurkowski
Pinball Magic     16,011,140        Lyman Sheats
Pinbot                94,010        Ed Zeltmann
Pirates              413,660        Andy Rosa
Pool Sharks          653,190        Paul Madison
Prospector            85,100        Keith Johnson
Quicksilver           42,680        Jason Bokor
Radical              401,560        Todd Seaver
Revenge from Mars  7,187,290        Sean Grant
Ripley's             325,080        Michael Trepp
Road Show         23,383,900        Joe Said
Royal Flush            2,230        Gilles Melanson
Satin Doll             3,600        Mats Runsten
Scared Stiff         328,690        Mike Mahaffey
Scuba                    200        John Kosmal
Seawitch               6,570        Chris Lammi
Silverball Mania      40,060        Adam Lefkoff
Simpsons Pin Party   760,910        Dan Woodske
Sing Along               200        Laura Stoddard
Skateball             22,000        Bernie Kelm
Slick Chick               77        Jon Norris
Snow Derby               207        Jochen Ludwig
Solar Ride            32,080        Trent Augenstein
Sopranos           1,839,840        R.J. Hallett
Sorcerer              95,540        Sean Grant
Space Invaders         4,050        Peace Nick Mann
Space Jam            764,020        Sanjay Shah
Space Mission         19,910        Per Holknekt
Space Station        250,060        Joe Said
Spanish Eyes           6,740        Allan Vrooman
Spider-Man         1,806,510        Trent Augenstein
Star Gazer            18,210        Edwin Mole
Star Trek (Bally)     11,020        Joe Schober
Star Trek (Stern)  1,370,900        Brian Shepherd
Star Trek: TNG    24,200,000        John Teti
Stargate          18,255,030        Scott Sidley
Stars                  9,050        Amanda Kunzi
Stellar Wars           5,400        Fred Richardson
Supersonic            10,430        Brian Nalley
Sure Shot             22,480        Brenn Oosterbaan
Surf n Safari        286,270        Adam Becker
Surfer                10,600        John Miller
Swinger                7,620        Dean Grover
Target Alpha           7,820        Brian Dominy
Target Pool              613        Donavan Stepp
Taxi                 173,110        Lieven Engelbeen
Terminator 2       1,899,920        Ed Hershey
Terminator 3       2,885,880        Erwin Deutschlander
The Shadow         2,512,000        Laura Stoddard
The Walking Dead   2,080,280        Robert Sutter
The Who's Tommy    6,201,510        Paul Jongma
Theatre of Magic  27,500,000        Henrik Hultman
Time Fantasy          12,170        Franck Bona
Time Machine          96,500        Rebecca Schleider
Time Warp              9,200        Scott Charles
Tri Zone               4,470        Scott Charles
Trio                       1*       Gene X Huang
Triple Action         14,250        Jochen Ludwig
Tron                 866,340        Karl DeAngelo
Twilight Zone      5,052,570        Adam Lefkoff
TX-Sector             69,120        Rich Achterberg
Volley                     0*       Karl Lind
Vulcan                 7,840        Mats Runsten
Warlok                83,250        Brent Stoddard
Wheel of Fortune     714,830        Robert Sagstetter
Whirlwind            262,110        Ron Shuster
Whitewater         1,965,220        Jerry Duffy
Willy Wonka            4,610        David Oliver
Wizard                12,280        Robert Sutter    
Wizard of Oz           4,379        Joe Kosack
World Cup (EM)         5,900        John Kosmal
World Cup Soccer  29,103,980        Brian Dominy
World Poker Tour     464,750        Rob Wintler-Cox
Xenon                 23,520        Olli-Mikko Ojamies
X's and O's           23,930        Donavan Stepp
Zig Zag                  495        Donavan Stepp
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I took a 21 on my last game of 2001 in Orlando for classics qualifying. Oops.

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.

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?

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

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:

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Selective memory it is! :stuck_out_tongue:

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

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.

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