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[VIDEO] Donkey Kong high score quest over?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 07:38

Anyone who watched the enjoyable King of Kong documentary may have a passing interest on the chasing of high scores on this very difficult game (because of it's random elements).

Well it looks like that might be at an end:
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/8/11635188/donkey-kong-all-time-high-score-wes-copeland-perfect-game

Two other players have been recently battling it out swapping the top scores between them, until Wes Copeland racked up 1,218,000 on what is suspected to be about as close to the perfect game as you can get.



And I'm still trying to get good enough at Pac Man to have even a hope of reaching the kill screen!

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[VIDEO] RE:Donkey Kong high score quest over?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 21st February 2018, 16:59

Talking of records... fans of King of Kong will enjoy this:



I loved King of Kong, but not long after I read some reports that painted things in a different light, maybe Billy Mitchell wasn't quite the evil villian they painted him out to be, maybe this was a lot of editing to make a story for a documentary.

Suddenly I feel like I did after watching it for the first time, Billy is perhaps not a saint after all...


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RE: [VIDEO] Donkey Kong high score quest over?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 12th April 2018, 19:03

http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/king-of-kong-stripped-of-title-1202751358/

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Here are our specific findings:

– The taped “Donkey Kong” score performances of 1,047,200 (the King of Kong “tape”), 1,050,200 (the Mortgage Brokers score) that were historically used by Twin Galaxies to substantiate those scores and place them in the database were not produced by the direct feed output of an original unmodified Donkey Kong Arcade PCB.

– The 1,062,800 (the Boomers score) “Donkey Kong” performance does not have enough of a body of direct evidence for Twin Galaxies to feel comfortable to make a definitive determination on at this time.

And...

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Throughout every step of this investigation, Billy Mitchell had the opportunity to answer questions and contribute to the public dispute thread. However, he was under no obligation to participate in this dispute thread and as such he chose not to do so.
And...

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With this ruling Twin Galaxies can no longer recognize Billy Mitchell as the 1st million point “Donkey Kong” record holder. According to our findings, Steve Wiebe would be the official 1st million point record holder.


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[VIDEO] RE:Donkey Kong high score quest over?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Monday, 16th April 2018, 21:37

The soap opera continues...




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