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Former King of Kong to Appear at E3

Posted by Damien McFerran

Steve Wiebe to make another record attempt this year

For those of you that haven’t seen the brilliant King of Kong yet, stop reading this post, grab your coat and run down to your DVD store. Purchase the film, watch it, and then resume reading.

Done that? Good.

Steve Wiebe – the ‘good guy’ of the movie who triumphed by beating the ‘evil guy’ Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong world record will once again attempt claim the title at this year’s E3, which takes place in June.

You see, although the movie ends with Wiebe beating Mitchell’s score, since it was filmed Mitchell has retaken the world record, which currently stands at a whopping 1,050,200 points.

Wiebe has previously had a crack at doing so and been unsuccessful – his closest try was at the E for All Expo last October – but it remains to be seen if he can wrestle the Donkey Kong crown from his arch-nemesis.

According to 1up.com, the attempt will be televised in the US. No pressure, Steve!

[via 1up.com]

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User Comments (9)

gig

#4

gig said:

Good luck to Steve, his skills and those of other retro legends, Billiy Mitchell included are just awesome.
I loved the film which has gone on to inspire a bit of a high score junkie in me, sadly not really many true high scores,,,ok not any high scores but I'm trying.

lockelocke

#7

lockelocke said:

Steve is the man, while Billy Mitchell is the epitome of all things pathetic and evil. Mitchell probably faked that new high score, he's a shady punk. If they throw that on TV, I will be watching and rooting for you, Steve! See the film if you haven't, it's touching to a stupid degree.

Ricardo91

#8

Ricardo91 said:

Yeah, been meaning to watch that. I can never find it at blockbuster.

Oh, and good luck Steve! :)

StarDust4Ever

#9

StarDust4Ever said:

Hurry up and release this on arcade so I can play the deleted Cement (aka"Pie") level, and watch all the good cut scenes with Donkey Kong climbing the ladders - 25, 50, 75, How high can you go?

@7. lockelocke: Has anybody ever done a TAS-style run of the arcade emulation for speed/ points?

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