New World Record 'Donkey Kong' High Score Takes King Of Kong Crown

New-World-Record-Donkey-Kong-High-ScoreFollowing the successful release of the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, a heated battle has taken place around the world with many individuals attempting to become the greatest Donkey Kong player around. After two years of chasing Hank Chien's high score, Robbie Lakeman has become the new King of Kong.

The Donkey Kong Blog which is dedicated to tracking these records recently reported that Chien's prior world record score of 1,138,600 has finally been toppled by a close advantage of 3,200 points. Lakeman, who now holds the new world record score at 1,141,800, now sits among the greats in the game such as Steve Wieb, Billy Mitchell, Tim Sczerby, and of course Hank Chien.

After setting the score on his Donkey Kong arcade machine, Lakeman broadcast his three hour session to the world via his Twitch channel to a growing audience. How long this new record will last is anyone's guess, but yet again it proves that there's still competitive mileage in these classics decades later.

Link: Robbie Lakeman Finally Topples Hank Chien For The Donkey Kong Title

Last Updated ( 07 September 2014 )  


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