Billy Mitchell Banned by Twin Galaxies, All Donkey Kong Score Records Stripped

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell Banned by Twin Galaxies, All Donkey Kong Score Records Stripped

Mitchell hasn't held the Donkey Kong record since 2010, which is now held by Robbie Lakeman with a score of 1,247,700. The group, which tracks video game world records, notified the Guinness World Records of its decision.

His record of being the first person to achieve a score of one million in the game now passes to King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters co-star, Steve Wiebe.

After a few months of investigations and gathering evidence, Twin Galaxies has finally reached a verdict in the allegations against Billy Mitchell.

Based on the complete body of evidence presented in this official dispute thread, Twin Galaxies administrative staff has unanimously chose to remove all of Billy Mitchell's' scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leaderboards.

In the film, Wiebe becomes the first ever player to score more than a million points in Donkey Kong, but video game record organization Twin Galaxies disqualified his score based on Mitchell's suspicion that Wiebe's Donkey Kong machine might have had its board tampered with. Wiebe and Mitchell's records have long since fallen to other competitive Donkey Kong players, but Twin Galaxy's decision does offer Wiebe additional validation for his accomplishments. The following investigation has led to Mitchell's banishment from Twin Galaxies as a competitor.

The rules for submitting scores for the original arcade "Donkey Kong" competitive leaderboards requires the use of original arcade hardware only. Avoid the barrels and leave us a comment below! This kind of testing is beyond the scope of the dispute case needs. The management says these moves to purge high-profile scores from its database highlight a new focus on "scoreboard integrity", which it seeks to improve "no matter how painful or public it might occasionally be".

Five days after Young's challenge, Mitchell responded during an interview on an online talkshow called "East Side Dave".

"With this ruling Twin Galaxies can no longer recognize Billy Mitchell as the 1st million point Donkey Kong record holder". Twin Galaxies also said at least two different third parties conducted invetigations and came to the same conclusion as them.

The ban has no effect on the current world record in Donkey Kong, which now sits at the 1.247 million points set by Robbie Lakeman in February. As we all have learned, this can not occur overnight and must be a step-by-step process. You've probably seen him in a picture standing next to a Donkey Kong arcade machine with his glistening mullet.

We must repeat, the truth is the priority.

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