Plenty has been written about the ongoing action at the top of the global Donkey Kong leaderboards, but what inspired plastic surgeon Dr Hank Chien to take up the challenge?

Chien, whose score of 1,068,000 is just 3,500 points above nearest rival Steve Wiebe, is the subject of a new independent documentary called Doctor Kong, which reveals the Doctor's motivation for starting on the long road to high score heroics.

The full documentary will be premièred next Tuesday, and Nintendo Life will be there to interview director Alexis Neophytides with pressing questions about her button-pressing documentary. For now, check the trailer out below and come back for our coverage of The Kong Off at Richie Knucklez Arcade in Flemington, NJ on March 19th and 20th, where Dr Chien, Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe and more will compete for ultimate Donkey Kong dominance.