By Andrew Liszewski
According to a press release issued by Twin Galaxies today, the Donkey Kong world record has been been broken for the third time this year by none other than The King of Kong star Steve Weibe, 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.
Remember this moment people, as someday you’ll be able to tell your grandkids where you were and what you were doing when the new ‘King of Kong’ was crowned. Assuming of course the record doesn’t fall once again in the coming months…