Steve Wiebe - underdog once more. We love you, Steve!

Algebra teacher and King of Kong star Steve Wiebe has failed in his attempt to wrestle the Donkey Kong world high score record from current champion Billy Mitchell.

Wiebe made his attempt live at E3, where he had three attempts and chalked up a best score of 989,400 points - which in practically any arcade in the world would earn you a free drink at the very least, but sadly is short of Mitchell's score of 1,050,200 and Wiebe's personal best of 1,049,100.

One of Wiebe's attempts was interrupted by an unexpected power outage, which caused his Donkey Kong machine to shut down.

You can see the video footage here.