Has any game has as much celluloid devoted to it as Donkey Kong? First we had Seth Gordon’s brilliant The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Then we got the feature short Dr Kong about Hank Chien, the guy who unseated Steve Wiebe to become the new DK record holder.
Now comes The Kong Off, the film that shows the same competition where Chien won against the other Jumpman-controlling challengers. The competition happens at Richie Knucklez Arcade Games, owned by the man who just set a new record for Space Invaders. Apparently, there’s something in the air over there in Flemington, NJ.
The Kong Off‘s rather short but it’s interesting to see how little animosity there is between Chien, Wiebe and Mitchell. I guess getting your elite classic arcade skills recognised brings out the best in people.