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Old 09-20-2010, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

TwinGalaxies.com (Press Release) Sep 20, 2010 Official video game scorekeeping organization Twin Galaxies has announced that the World Record on the classic arcade game Donkey Kong has changed hands for the third time this year as former champion Steve Wiebe climbs back into the top spot with a score of 1,064,500 points.

Wiebe last held the Donkey Kong record in spring of 2007, only to be bested by his movie rival Billy Mitchell months later. Mitchell's score fell to New York's Hank Chien in March of this year, but the Florida hot sauce distributor regained the title on July 31 with a score of 1,062,800 points.

Wiebe, who has attempted regaining the record at numerous live events over the years, recorded his championship game on August 30 for submission to Twin Galaxies, who verified and announced the score on Monday, September 20 as the new World Record.

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

I hope this is all being documented for King of Kong 2.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

That's hilarious. They keep going back and forth.
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Re: Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

I wonder if it is possible to have a perfect game in DK. What it seems to be boiling down too is that they can both play flawlessly, and it's only a matter of luck of the barrel.
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Re: Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

That's incredible. But I don't think there is such a thing as a perfect game on Donkey Kong.

There are too many random elements that can effect score, and of course there is the kill screen which ends the game when you get there whether you want it to or not.

Still, higher scores are still possible.
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Re: Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

I think King of Kong needed a bad guy so they could have a plot and so they used editing tricks to turn Billy into one.
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I think King of Kong needed a bad guy so they could have a plot and so they used editing tricks to turn Billy into one.
If thats what they did they convinced me...because I really dont care for the guy lol.

Im glad that hes a competitor and keeps striving to be the best.

I did see the extra footage from King of Kong and Billy still seemed like a arrogant cuss lol
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Re: Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

What would be considered a 'perfect game' for Donkey Kong?
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What would be considered a 'perfect game' for Donkey Kong?
In theory, scoring every point possible up until the game becomes unplayable in this case that would be the kill screen.

I don't think there can be a perfect game though, as there are too many random point events that can effect score, like points scored for smashing blue barrels and fireballs and the amount of potential ones you can smash per level, plus bonus time left when you complete the level.

I guess you could try and theorize what a perfect score would be, but I just don't see how you would quantify it.
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In theory, scoring every point possible up until the game becomes unplayable in this case that would be the kill screen.

I don't think there can be a perfect game though, as there are too many random point events that can effect score, like points scored for smashing blue barrels and fireballs and the amount of potential ones you can smash per level, plus bonus time left when you complete the level.

I guess you could try and theorize what a perfect score would be, but I just don't see how you would quantify it.
That's what I meant, it would boil down to, aside from blue barrels and what not the amount of bonus time would come down to how the barrels fall.

@Kong, the movie is edited very well, there are actually clips of walter day saying that weibe was the champion after billy had reclaimed the score. Just for the sake of buliding suspense.

I just read an interesting forum a couple days ago all about how the movie was 50 percent fiction, I googled up "silly bitchell" for some lulz, I'll try to find it again.
On the forum Billy himself posts, then it turns into that old lady from the movie's granddaughter was really upset because someone posted a picture of her that had been defaced somehow.

Also Billy is indeed a huuuuuge douch, you can't edit clips of some of his one liners, and they are some of the cockiest comments ever: "Billy Mitchell always has a plan"
Seriously can you picture yourself saying that, look over at someone with a cockey smirk, and say "Steven Cassidy always has a plan." I'd be so embarrassed later, if I was serious.

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[ame=http://forums.allgames.com/showthread.php?t=20858]Exposing the Fraud that is KoK - Expose by Todd Rogers - All Games[/ame]
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Re: Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

It's good to see he lost that record again because Mitchell's just too cocky for his own good
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Re: Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell

Yeah, and I hope Mitchell loses it for good. The dude is a sore loser.
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