LONDON, April 14, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Guinness World Records announces the launch of its new Gamer's Edition Arcade app available today on iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android from the iTunes Store (visit:

Gamer's Edition Arcade is the first-ever dedicated gaming app from Guinness World Records and complements the recently released best-selling title, Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition. The app features five exciting challenges which give users the opportunity to earn their place in the record books, alongside sample content from the Gamer's Edition book.

The app's five official record challenges are inspired by classic videogames and make full use of interactive features including touch, swipe, vibrate and accelerator. Every game offers the chance to set an official Guinness World Records title. Achieve the highest score on:

* Monkey Country: The gorillas have gone crazy! Take out as many primates as you can in one minute

* Mental Gears: Engage fingers and brain to pick a series of locks, opening as many as possible in 60 seconds

* Chest of Destruction: It's bomb disposal against the clock! Cut the correct wires before they blow

* Hoover's Hot-Air Escape: Race your balloon up a treacherous canyon, avoiding the overhanging cliffs

* Rupee Roulette: Tilt the treasure chest to swipe the rupees before the clock hits zero

* Adventure Mode: Is the ultimate challenge, with Thomas Braider, a famed archaeologist, guiding gamers on a full-on record-breaking romp through all five challenges.

Scores can be shared through Facebook, Game Center or Open Feint, and players compete on global and local leader boards hosted at: Somebody is guaranteed a place in Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2012 when the world's best for each challenge is announced on 1st September 2011.

A free, lite version app also launches today giving gamers the chance to test their skills in one select game, compete for a new Guinness World Records title and sample content from Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition. The Gamer's Arcade app has been created by Plow Digital.