Disgraced King of Kong Cheater Billy Mitchell Vows to Prove His Innocence

James Marshall
April 16, 2018

The more damning implication is that Mitchell-previously credited with being the first to score a flawless game on Pac-Man and the first to crack 1 million points on Donkey Kong-faked his games.

Billy Mitchell, newly disgraced arcade gaming champion and star of the documentary King of Kong, has issued a statement following last week's revelation that his Donkey Kong score, and indeed all his other record breaking arcade scores, had been disqualified after a lengthy investigation by Twin Galaxies. For that reason, Twin Galaxies requires that all valid high scores be achieved on original hardware, something it's no longer convinced Mitchell did after its investigation.

Guinness confirmed that Mitchell's scores have all been disqualified, according to the report. Videos of Mitchell's Donkey Kong playing were proven to be doctored and it was also proven that he used an emulator, which is against the rules and something that Mitchell flat out denied in the documentary. The fact of the matter is, now there's a true professional due diligence being done to investigate things that happened as far [back] as 35 years ago. "In a professional manner, not in a shock-jock mentality designed to create hits, we will show that everything that has been done, everything was done professionally". I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you. He says that it will take time for him to gather evidence supporting his claims of legitimacy and as he does he will do so with professionalism.

Essentially, the Donkey Kong record he broke wasn't on a Donkey Kong machine, and that ain't cool, but also he might not have broken it anyway, and that's even less cool.

It remains to be seen what sort of evidence Mitchell has at his disposal to prove his innocence, but this will be the continuation of an already enthralling saga.

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