In The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters viewers watched as two men continually battled for the high score of the classic Donkey Kong arcade game.Watching all around good guy Steve Wiebe battle his rival, restaurant chain owner Billy Mitchell for the high score of a child’s game for 79 minutes. Billy didn’t even play the game once the entire film citing that “To me, most important is to travel to a sanctioned location, like Funspot that makes it official; if tomorrow Tiger Woods golfs a 59, big deal. If he does it at Augusta, that’s where it counts.” So in English that means “I don’t wanna lose on camera” Well looks like neither Steve or Billy is holding their barrel high today as they can no longer call themselves ‘The King of Kong’. In what was a battle of two on film is actually a battle of three as a New York Surgeon has clutched the crown away from the bitter rivals.
Who is this mystery man?
According to tracking group Twin Galaxies, Donkey Kong player Hank Chien has once again snatched victory away with a current official high score of 1,068,000 in Donkey Kong points. That must have taken a handful of tokens and a ton of pepsi just to stand in from of an arcade machine and ruin a child’s day. Imagine having to watch a grown man, 3 to 4 times your age, play the same game from sun up to sun down. This is a brawl that’ll keep rolling right into 2011, with Wiebe giving Donkey Kong another reach around by playing at an event this weekend. As for a 3 player 3-way, it’ll be a Chien vs. Mitchell vs.Wiebe score-off planned for March.
How long will this high score hijinx continue for until we see a drive-by barrel tossing and someone loses a life? It should be fine though, with all the time these 3 have been playing this game they should know that the only real danger is those little flaming guys.