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.

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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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3 Comments

  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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