Cheaters Never Win: Billy Mitchell Officially Stripped Of Donkey Kong High Scores

April 13, 2018


After months of research and review, video game world record tracker Twin Galaxies has determined Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong high scores were in fact achieved via an emulator and not an original arcade game. Twin Galaxies has removed his Donkey Kong high scores as well as all other scores he's held, banned him from competitive gaming tournament, and notified the Guinness Book Of World Records that he's a dirty sham. You can read the official statement from Twin Galaxies HERE, or watch the video I included after the jump, which details what he did and what gave it away (Twin Galaxies member Jeremey Young first noticed the level transitions didn't match those of an original arcade machine and suspected they were produced by an emulator). Hahhaha, man -- cheating at old video games then non-stop bragging about your scores. And I thought I was a loser.

Keep going for a very informative video about what exactly went on with Mitchell's cheating.

Thanks to everyone who sent this, the majority of whom agreed karma.

  • asdfadfs

    that doesn't strike me as cheating. emulators run the same as the cabinet right?

    banning him from ever attempting to repeat it on the actual machine seems like a way for 2nd place to protect it's scores ;)
    (or more seriously, for people who just don't like the guy's face to keep him from ever fighting back)

  • Ez

    Except, as he says in the video, you can use save states. It would have been fine if he had played on an emulator and could demonstrate that the video was unedited, but he deleted the audio on one video and the one with audio was clearly edited. He cheated.

  • Meh

    We should've known, no man can get such scores in DK.

  • Geekologie

    the current leader is almost 200,000 past Mitchell's highest of 1,062,800 (1,247,700)

  • Meh

    Only way to save myself from this argument is to hope that Robbie is a woman.

  • Doog

    Poor Peter Dinklage

  • Jenness

    30 years to catch him?!? He acts like a scumbag, he looks like a scumbag and he probably smells like a scumbag. The only thing missing is a black cowboy hat and sinister mustache that is curled into the word "cheater" above his liar liar pants on fire mouth.

  • The Caped Champion

    Billy Mitchell 2020, am I right?

  • It's about time. This guy has been sitting on these bullshit highscores for 30+ years. And yea, he's a total douche. Glad to see the real high scores get the recognition they deserve.

  • Mark

    I can't get past the hair.

  • TheQiwiMan

    That was his real crime.

    Like getting Al Capone on Tax Evasion.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Did you see the ties he was wearing? Becuse they're all pretty bad.

  • Bling Nye

    I watched King of Kong: A Fistfull of Quarters a while ago; as I recall, this guy was a massive douchebag. And now a douchebag cheater apparently. Can't say I'm surprised.

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