Saturday, May 30, 2020

The King of Kong Documentary + Follow Up Video

Happy Saturday Everyone,

I wanted to touch on the game side of Northwest Comics & Games. Yes, we're very heavy on comics on all our social networks but today wanted to change it up. This morning I was watching a movie and I just had to share with all the gamers in case some people haven't seen it yet.

Do you remember playing Donkey Kong in the 80's and loved the classic arcade game. What is Donkey Kong? Donkey Kong is a series of video games featuring the adventures of a gorilla character called Donkey Kong, conceived by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1981. The franchise consists mainly of two game genres, but also includes additional spin-off titles of various genres.

However... in the late 2000's there was a rival that we should all know about.

In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up the game while unemployed.

The top scores are monitored by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, an Iowan who runs Funspot, an annual tournament. Wiebe breaks Mitchell's record in public at Funspot, and Mitchell promptly mails a controversial video tape of himself setting a new record. So Wiebe travels to Florida hoping Mitchell will face him for the 2007 Guinness World Records.

Will the mind-game-playing Mitchell engage; who will end up holding the record?

Here's the movie!

The King of Kong Documentary

Follow up video...

World's Most Infamous Donkey Kong Player Caught Cheating!

Here's the link to see the high scores now of Donkey Kong: