Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong High Scores Deleted

Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong High Scores Deleted

According to Variety, Twin Galaxies has determined that Mitchell's video of his first million point Donkey Kong run was not from an original arcade motherboard.

The organization is widely respected as the authority on gaming records worldwide, and the administrative board has voted to strip Donkey Kong player Billy Mitchell of his world record scores. "This dispute is ACCEPTED". What this means is that the high scores were not achieved on an arcade machine, which is an official requirement.

Mitchell's downfall follows the similar fate of Todd Rogers, who was also banned from the scoreboard after being found to have lied about achieving an unachievable score on the Atari 2600 game Dragster. Mitchell famously refused to compete against Wiebe in person, instead sending in a VHS recording of himself reaching a record-setting 1,047,200 high score, but it turns out the VHS recording of his play session held clues that Mitchell cheated. "The use of MAME or any other emulation software for submission to these leaderboards is strictly forbidden", Twin Galaxies.

One of the rules Twin Galaxies has for submitting high scores for the original DK arcade game is that you achieve that score on, funnily enough, original arcade hardware rather than an emulator. A man named Jeremy Young noticed the discrepancies in his footage, and brought it to the attention of Twin Galaxies back in February.

Several of Billy Mitchell's "Donkey Kong" records were invalidated by Twin Galaxies. "We now believe that they are not from an original unmodified DK arcade PCB, and so our investigation of the tape content ends with that conclusion and assertion". Twin Galaxies came to the conclusion that Mitchell used an emulator that looked and played nearly exactly like the original Donkey Kong from 1981, but gave Mitchell a unique edge over players using the original, unaltered version of the game. 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".

Anyone looking into their own past with honesty and a desire to improve will likely find things potentially messy and uncomfortable. You've probably seen him in a picture standing next to a Donkey Kong arcade machine with his glistening mullet.

Twin Galaxies did give Mitchell opportunities to answer questions during the dispute, but he did not choose to do so.

We must repeat, the truth is the priority.

Thanks again to all who contributed time, effort and expertise to this case.

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