Billy Mitchell Releases Video Responding to Donkey Kong High Score Controversy

Billy Mitchell Releases Video Responding to Donkey Kong High Score Controversy

"The rules for submitting scores for the original arcade Donkey Kong competitive leader boards requires the use of original arcade hardware only", the organization said in a statement.

As reported by Eurogamer, Mitchell released the following statement through Old School Gamer Magazine, a publication he is affiliated with. Mitchell goes on to claim that his investigation will uphold the integrity of his claims, proving that his scores were done professionally and legitimately. Do you believe Billy Mitchell is still a fair player and did not cheat with his high scores? As such, Billy Mitchell was no longer considered the high score holder, with Steve Wiebe taking his place as the first official million point record holder. Everything will be transparent, everything will be available, I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you. While it seems unlikely at this point that Twin Galaxies would reverse its decision to delete Mitchell's high score, we nearly certainly haven't heard the last from Mitchell who will surely continue to provide new wrinkles in this story moving forward. But it's taken a considerable amount of time. Witnesses, documents, everything will be made available to you. He also was featured in the 2007 documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters". Videos of Mitchell's Donkey Kong playing were proven to be doctored and it was also proven that he used an emulator, which is against the rules and something that Mitchell flat out denied in the documentary.


Mitchell's video finds him a vision of solemnity, stating that he's been asked to address "things that are recently in the media".

While Mitchell making a new attempt at the Donkey Kong world record would have been a more entertaining, if dramatic response, this story clearly isn't over just yet.

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