Donkey Kong Scoreboard Strips Billy Mitchell’s High Score Claims

arstechnica.com

That Billy Mitchell is still a public figure we pay attention to is fantastic! Also, he's a filthy fucking cheater. (This also calls into question the DK score he was shown submitting during The King Of Kong.)

The difference between a MAME-set record and one set on an authentic Donkey Kong printed circuit board isn't academic. Besides important differences in timing and controls between the two, MAME allows players to easily record and replay inputs to piece together a record-breaking run from multiple attempts. While there's no direct evidence that Mitchell did this kind of rerecording, presenting a MAME run as actual arcade gameplay would certainly introduce the possibility of such cheating.

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