The classic arcade title Donkey Kong Junior has a new world champion after the previous record was beaten by 20,900 points
Mike Kasper of Beaverton, Oregon is the man who achieved such a feat. During a live TV broadcast Kasper managed to score 1,349,000 points on an original arcade cabinet, topping the previous record of 1,328,100 set by multi-time world champion Mark Kiehl almost three years ago.
Speaking to Patrick Scott Patterson, Beaverton revealed he only returned to Donkey Kong Junior eight months ago after walking away from arcade gaming when he was 14. It looks like the dedicated gamer will now be taking a step back from the addictive arcade title again:
I am taking a break from the game for now. I have no doubt Mark Kiehl will break my score, and possibly someone else, too. There are too many great gamers out there.
Back when Kiehl set the record in July 2010 he had the following to say:
I don't believe that this score by any means represents the top-end score for this title. I don't intend on playing again until someone, anyone, claims a new record... so go for it!
Could he be heading back to the arcades for some practice?
It remains to be seen just how long this world record will stand, all we know is it'll take a lot of dedication and commitment to beat it!
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