Hit documentary “King of Kong” portrayed the real life battle between Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe over the world’s highest Donkey Kong score. It’s moot now, however, because a new challenger has beaten them both.
The 2007 film ends on a happy note, Wiebe hitting a new record score of 1,049,100 in his garage. Shortly afterwards, however, “bad guy” Billy Mitchell trumps the former Boeing engineer, racking up a score of 1,050,200, which had stood for three years as the world’s highest tally in the game.
But no more! Hank Chien, a plastic surgeon from New York, has just beaten both “stars”, breezing past Mitchell’s mark to record a score of 1,061,700. His record has been officially verified by arcade authority Twin Galaxies, with the new score set on an original Donkey Kong cabinet in New York.