Florida's David Cruz did not take his defeat on the Game Grid lying down.
Shortly after New Hampshire's Donald Hayes took out his longstanding Tron World Record during the recent "Tron-Off" at Richie Knucklez Arcade Games in New Jersey, Cruz battled back.
According to video game scorekeeping authority Twin Galaxies, Cruz now stands at the official record holder on the 1982 arcade classic with an earth-shaking 11,125,999 points, defeating Hayes mark of 9,120,000 points.
Cruz's score was made official on New Year's Day, making it the second major arcade classic to see a record fall already in 2011, joining Andrew Laidlaw's new Galaga World Record.
David Cruz had previously held the Tron record for several years with 7,148,220 points before Hayes defeated it on December 11.
The recent spark in activity in the 1982 Bally Midway arcade game was inspired by the recent release of Tron: Legacy in theatres, the sequel to the orgininal 1982 film in which the game was based.