Steve Wiebe, featured in the acclaimed documentary “The King of Kong”, has reclaimed the world record high score for Donkey Kong Jr. after briefly surrendering it to an Oklahoma man.
The international high score sanctioning authority Twin Galaxies today certified that Wiebe, of Washington state, is the new record holder with 1,190,400 points (screen at left). The record changed hands twice since the spring of 2009, when Wiebe bested Ike Hall, whose 1,033,000 in 2008 had finally surpassed the Donkey Kong Jr all-time high score set by Billy Mitchell in 1983.
After Wiebe set the record, Mark Kiel of Enid, Oklahoma beat Wiebe’s mark in October with a score of 1,147,800.
Wiebe Scores Again [Twin Galaxies]