LTTP: Hudson’s Shot Watch

Call me late to the party on this one. While doing a little research for a game that I’m working on I downloaded Hudson’s Shot Watch via the iTunes App Store. I’d heard about the app, but never tried it myself.

If you’re unaware, it’s a 99-cent timewaster that acts as a watch (lame), stopwatch (lame) and a challenge to see how many times you can press the A (or B) button in 10 seconds. Why in the world would HudsonSoft, originators of Adventure Island, make such an application? It’s all because of Takahashi Meijin, a guy who gained notoriety in Japan in the ’80s because of the speed at which he could push the button of a video game controller. Like the original Nintendo controller. The app looks like an NES controller sans directional.


Anyway the real point of posting this was to brag that my current high score is 102. As seen in the screenshot above. It’s a pretty useless little application, but it’s handy to show that the iPhone can indeed handle rapid tapping of buttons.

And now, a video of Takahashi Meijin doing his thing:

Edit from Phil: Just for the record, here’s my high score. Top that, Johnston!

I had no idea that you could take screen grabs with the iPod Touch/iPhone. Just press the Home and power buttons at the same time. The screen will flash if you do it right. Neat!


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  1. Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Didn’t I talk about this on the show a few weeks ago?

  2. Posted May 12, 2009 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    I don’t remember that you did, but it’s possible. What was your high score?

  3. Posted May 12, 2009 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Ah, yes. Looking it up now, I talked about it in episode 129. You totally blew me off because you were, I dunno, scared for your life or something. You turn into such a baby around deadly storms.

    My high score is 209 (I totally just added a screenshot to the post).

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