Copyright 2008 Guinness World Records Press Release

[ March 18th 2008 ]

Sonic the Hedgehog, Yoshi, Lara Croft, Detective Gumshoe and Vincent Valentine were among the eighty character's breaking the "Largest Gathering of Games Characters" Guinness World Record on the Millennium Bridge, London on Tuesday 18 March.

Dedicated "cos-players" and gamers donned their best costumes to earn a place in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2009 and make Guinness World Record history.

Thirty children from Argyle Primary School, Kings Cross dressed up Super Mario, one mini Mario said "I have had a great day, I have met all my favourite characters - the best one is Tails from Sonic."

The record attempt celebrates the inaugural Guinness World Record Gamer's Edition 2008 that is on sale now and is bursting with new records, high score statistics and fascinating facts.

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe.

Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. The Guinness World Records website (www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year.

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