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Re: The Donkey Kong Points Record has been broken...Finally
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2018, 08:09 AM »
Didn't he set the records for Pac-Man and Donkey Kong back in the 80s? If so, he couldn't have used MAME to set those scores, its first release was in 97
He set the Pac-Man score live at Fun Spot in NH.  With Pac-Man, there is a defined perfect game.  With DK, the game only ends when the memory crashes and guys have been coaxing more and more points out of the game for years.

In the (excellent)film The King of Kong, Mitchell is shown offering a score that was sent in on a tape and the documentary questions the authenticity of this score.

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Re: The Donkey Kong Points Record has been broken...Finally
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2018, 11:13 AM »
I've met Mitchell a few time at Arcade Expo. He's a self absorbed jerk. He likes the fame of kids pointing out that he has the world record  in DK. He always dresses the same in those meet and greets and his autograph price is far too high. I still don't think his hair is real.
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Re: The Donkey Kong Points Record has been broken...Finally
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2018, 11:24 AM »
This is like Pixels.  Life imitating art?  Or ripped from the headlines!

Having suffered through the movie Pixels, I have to say that Peter Dinklage's parody of Mitchell is the best part of that whole movie.

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Re: The Donkey Kong Points Record has been broken...Finally
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2018, 11:40 AM »
IIRC, Dinklage's character was a huge cheater too!
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Re: The Donkey Kong Points Record has been broken...Finally
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2018, 01:27 PM »
If I remember the movie correctly, every time someone challenged/beat his scores he would then get an even higher score and regain or retain his spot at number one.

Ahh ok that makes sense now. I remember seeing the movie but don't remember much about it
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Re: The Donkey Kong Points Record has been broken...Finally
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2018, 08:23 PM »
I'm surprised Walter Day doesn't come out to defend him. They are on the video game circuit together. Walter Day use to own Twin Galaxy's arcade. He is the guy in the referee **** in Wreck it Ralph.
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