Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Steve Wiebe Sets New Donkey Kong Record

Remember the documentary, "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters"? It was the story of down on his luck teacher Steve Wiebe as he fought the powers of classic video game competition. Wiebe's goal? Score the most points on the arcade video game Donkey Kong and beat Billy Mitchell's record. Mitchell comes off as a villain in the film. And if you haven't seen it, rent or buy the DVD. It's a wonderful film that is much more than being about Donkey Kong. Amazingly, it is existential as well. At the end of the film, Steve sets the record after much adversity. But the arrogant Mitchell would later capture the record after the movie was released. Well, Steve has just set the record again with a score of 1,064, 500. Here's the story from /Film. Check out the trailer for the 2007 documentary below.

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