Plastic Surgeon Hank Chien has taken the record for highest score in Donkey Kong, knocking Steve Wiebe off his throne. Chien scored an incredible 1,068,000 points in almost 3 hours of playing.
Chien, Wiebe and Billy Mitchell have been swapping the title back and forth for some time and Mitchell announced his retirement from the game on his last attempt, when he took the title from Wiebe.
I doubt this is the last time we will hear from these three Donkey Kong enthusiasts.
The 1980s Donkey Kong arcade game is used for this competition, something I miss from my youth. I miss going down to the local arcade with my friends and dumping quarter after quarter into the machines.