Billy Mitchell, The Villain Of "King Of Kong" Has Been Stripped Of His Records For Cheating

Submitted by: kalron 6 months ago in Entertainment News & Politics


This could be it for Billy Mitchell, the controversial King of Donkey Kong. He rose to fame in the '80s as the top scorer for a bunch of games like Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Burger Time, and Centipede, but the record that he's best known for, Donkey Kong, could be taken from him over new evidence.

Jeremy Young, the moderator of Donkey Kong Forum (DKF), has presented a wealth of evidence to show that Mitchell's performance was likely faked, and has thus removed the high score from DKF's leaderboard.

Young has compared Mitchell's submitted footage with both MAME and original arcade hardware and has deduced that "each of the Donkey Kong world record direct-feed recordings presented by Billy Mitchell and verified by TG (TwinGalaxies) were generated in MAME and not by original Donkey Kong hardware."

He has posted his findings on the TwinGalaxies forum, considered the official leaderboard for high scores worldwide, providing prof of the use of MAME by Mitchell during his recorded high scores.  He is asking TwinGalaxies to remove the disputed scores as well.  Here is the post:

And just to jog your memory, here's peak Mitchell when he was the King of Kong:

There are 8 comments:
Male 6,359
I think im more amazed at the number of people that can manage to care about a game high score from a decades old game.

Billy Mitchel (whom i had never heard of until now) isn't living the high life off that old game score is he?

Some records, i get, like Usain Bolt's fastest man ever, well he has a made a great deal of money off that, but in 30 years will it be worth anything?

Even if you strip Mitchell of his Kong title, he still got the vast majority of benefits (if there were ever any) from having the title, when it was remotely relevant.
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Male 630
Was this a thing?  He had his day in the sun, nobody cares now.
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Male 5,036
I made it through Doom on Nightmare level. 
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1,035
I warched the movie pixels recently, im now persuming peter dinklages character is based on this guy, so surelybit was known he was a cheater when they made the movie :o
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Male 21,632
A-fucking-mazing. I always knew something was up with this guy, but I never would've figured it was for a false score. 
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Male 805
fancylad Seems all the "legends" are turning out to be frauds, but at least the people who have fairly posted the highest scores will be recognized now.
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Male 5,152
fancylad Nice find with the added vid, thanks for the assist :)

Hope his hot sauce is actually good, because he is about to lose his rep in the videogame world.
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Male 12,260
kalron27 His biggest rep is for the perfect pacman score though and I don't think that is under dispute. 
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