The King of Kong banned by Twin Galaxies, scores removed


Steve Wiebe is officially the first gamer to hit 1,000,000 points in Donkey Kong.

Billy Mitchell, the King of Kong, has been banned from Twin Galaxies and had all of his high score records removed from the site.

Twin Galaxies’ decision was made after a complaint by member Jeremey Young, who disputed all of Mitchell’s high scores. The US-based video game records website then conducted its own investigation into the scores, also tasking “at least two different 3rd parties” to do the same.

The result? Twin Galaxies administrative staff “unanimously decided to remove all of Bill Mitchell’s scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leaderboards,” a statement reads.

The site has concluded that an “original DK arcade PCB did not output the display” when Mitchell recorded his high scores, invalidating them immediately. Due to the untrustworthy nature of the player, all scores have been similarly invalidated, including those in titles such as Pac-Man.

This decision means that Steve Wiebe is the first person to hit the 1,000,000 point record in Donkey Kong.