The infamous "kill screen" sets a limit to the highest possible score in Donkey Kong. Steve Wiebe, who reclaimed the world's No. 1 in September, says the game still has about 100,000 points to go.
"Believe it or not, we're still leaving some room at the top." Wiebe told Crave. "But I think people put the theoretical score at around 1,200,000. And that's if everything works out in your favour for the whole game and you have all of your lives at the end. Realistically, I think 1,150,000 is probably where it would be realistic to get a score."
Wiebe's world record now is 1,064,500. He doesn't expect it to stand. "Right now, I'm taking a break. But I'm sure (past record holders) Billy (Mitchell) or Hank Chien or someone else will score higher. I don't think this will be the last score to hold up," he said.
Steve Wiebe Is The King of Kong [Crave]