The World’s Best Donkey Kong Players Throw Down in The Kong Off

The Kong Off from Scott Cramer on Vimeo.

Has any game has as much celluloid devoted to it as Donkey Kong? First we had Seth Gordon's brilliant The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Then we got the feature short Dr. Kong about Hank Chien, the guy who unseated Steve Wiebe to become the new DK record holder.

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Now comes The Kong Off, the film that shows the same competition where Chien won against the other Jumpman-controlling challengers. The competition happens at Richie Knucklez Arcade Games, owned by the man who just set a new record for Space Invaders. Apparently, there's something in the air over there in Flemington, NJ.

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The Kong Off's rather short but it's interesting to see how little animosity there is between Chien, Wiebe and Mitchell. I guess getting your elite classic arcade skills recognized brings out the best in people.

SUPERCHIEF.TV PRESENTS: THE KONG OFF (FEATURING ALL THE STARS OF KING OF KONG) [Superchief.tv]


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orionplaya
orionplaya

Richie Knucklez says in the real world Tim Sczerby had beaten Billy Mitchell's DK score from the 80's. So he's criticizing the film for not mentioning it. That's valid, but then why did Walter Day say, no one across that big length of time will be able to beat his world record. Unless the film makers took his statement out of context. Which is possible. I don't want to call Walter Day a liar.

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