A New World Record Ends Hank Chien's Reign As Donkey Kong Champion

In December of 2010, New York area plastic surgeon Hank Chien set the world record high score for Donkey Kong — 1,068,000 points.He topped that score four times over the next two years, setting the score at 1,138,600 in November of 2012. Thursday evening, DK competitor Robbie Lakeman scored 1,141,800 points,… » 9/06/14 1:00pm 9/06/14 1:00pm

Warcraft-Playing Bodybuilding Fan Barely Misses Donkey Kong World Record

Vincent Lemay came in just 2,700 points shy of Hank Chien's world record score for Donkey Kong, adding his name to the team of rivals for what has become arcade video gaming's Holy Grail of high scores. » 1/12/13 6:30pm 1/12/13 6:30pm

A New World Record In Donkey Kong: 1,127,700 Points!

1,127,700 had replaced 1,110,100 as Donkey Kong champion Hank Chien's newest high score, adding more proof to the idea that the dude simply can't be stopped. » 8/23/12 11:00am 8/23/12 11:00am

Donkey Kong’s King Extends His Reign With a New World Record High Score

1,110,100 points. That's the new Donkey Kong high score and it was set by the guy who's dominated Nintendo's arcade classic for two years straight. And he could've gone even higher. » 5/29/12 11:00am 5/29/12 11:00am

There's a Potential Donkey Kong Kill Screen, If You Wanna Watch

The top two record-holders for Donkey Kong will try to topple the game's existing all-time high scores tomorrow in a record chase you may watch live. » 8/13/11 7:30pm 8/13/11 7:30pm

Record Holder Says "I'm Playing Donkey Kong So I Can Get Laid"

Hank Chien, the plastic surgeon who is the two-time (and current) world high score champion in Donkey Kong, is the subject of a documentary getting its second screening tomorrow. » 3/18/11 7:00am 3/18/11 7:00am

Plastic Surgeon Topples Hot Sauce Man, Algebra Teacher To Claim Donkey…

In the battle between three men over who is the world's best Donkey Kong player, a New York plastic surgeon has claimed a fresh victory. Will this barrel hopping high score war ever end? Not any time soon. » 1/10/11 4:40pm 1/10/11 4:40pm

Wiebe: Still Points Available In Race To Donkey Kong's Max Score

The infamous "kill screen" sets a limit to the highest possible score in Donkey Kong. Steve Wiebe, who reclaimed the world's No. 1 in September, says the game still has about 100,000 points to go. » 11/19/10 11:30pm 11/19/10 11:30pm

Billy Mitchell Again Is Champion Of Donkey Kong — And Jr. Too

On the day he was to be enshrined with the inaugural class of the International Video Game Hall of Fame, Billy Mitchell was once again certified as the world record holder in Donkey Kong - and also Donkey Kong Jr. » 8/07/10 6:00pm 8/07/10 6:00pm

New Kong King's Record Chase Almost Dethroned His Toilet

The newly minted world record holder in Donkey Kong didn't have a lot of space in his high-rise condo. So when he brought home an arcade cabinet, one of three things had to go: sofa, fridge, or commode. » 3/24/10 8:30pm 3/24/10 8:30pm