SoFla "Donkey Kong" Record Holder Stripped Of High Score Titles


A South Florida man who held several video game world records, including the first to score a million points in "Donkey Kong," is no longer a record holder.  

Weston resident Billy Mitchell was officially stripped of his "Donkey Kong" record and other high scores Thursday.  

Twin Galaxies, a group that tracks video game world records, says an investigation determined that Mitchell used emulation software to play the game and set his record, which is against the rules. Players are required to use the original arcade hardware to set records on games.  

Twin Galaxies also banned Mitchell from submitting future scores for record consideration.  

Mitchell was a key figure in the 2007 documentary film "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," which followed the story of another player trying to beat Mitchell's record.  

That man, Steve Wiebe, is now the record holder.


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