Billy Mitchell Back on Top of Donkey Kong
Posted by James Newton
And Donkey Kong Jr for fun, too
You may remember a recent article about former Donkey Kong world champion Steve Wiebe's induction into the International Video Game Hall of Fame, which took place yesterday. The event will likely be remembered for another reason though – the return of Billy Mitchell as the Donkey Kong world record holder.
Setting a new best score of 1,062,800 in a game that lasted a marathon 2 hours, 42 minutes, just edging past Hank Chien's previous best of 1,061,700. Did he narrowly beat the record? Not according to the press release, which claims he stopped just after passing the score, with Mitchell stating:
Some say I’m being cocky. Some say I’m being lazy. I say, I’m being Billy Mitchell.
Not only did he trump Hank Chien's best score at Donkey Kong, he also found himself with enough spare time on his hands to set a new best score at Donkey Kong Jr., scoring 1,270,900 in a game lasting just under four hours.
What will be the next intriguing twist in this back-and-forth barrel-bashing world record saga?