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Steve Weibe Reclaims The Donkey Kong World Record – All Is Right With The World

Steve Wiebe In The Garage (Image courtesy Bootsy Holler)
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…

[ Twin Galaxies – Steve Wiebe regains Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell ] VIA [ Kotaku ]

  • Wayne Dahlberg

    Steve Weibe > Billy Mitchell

  • Rob

    Donkey Kong – an old arcade classic – but makes me wonder how much longer this game will even be around for people to score insane records with?

  • Clayton G. Elliott

    woot. Take that billy mitchell. PNW represent

  • William Weaver

    I got to hang out with him at GDC, he played our game Angela’s World on the iPhone. He liked it. It was fun watching him getting all into it as he played.

    Soo… buy it. 😛

  • Brandon Krebs

    probably for a very long time. nintendo can keep on pumping out arcade cabinets until the planet runs out of wood.

  • Kaoru

    Seems like a winning strategy would be:

    1) destroy all but one Donkey Kong cabinet
    2) beat world record on last cabinet
    3) destroy last cabinet

    …? :)

  • Mike Isaac

    Billy Mitchell is an evil bastard.

  • Anonymous

    Billy Mitchell can suck it.

  • StatixSC

    billy mitchell looks like a dick. the comment of ‘we dont want to spend many more time around this” . . or whatever he said just made me want to find the guy and punch him in his 80’s throw back face