Billy Mitchell responds to Kongtroversy, claims he can prove scores were legitimate


After a lengthy investigation into Mitchell's supposedly illegitimate Donkey Kong high scores came to a head, the arcade champion has released a statement about the situation.

Mitchell's score was disqualified as Twin Galaxies was not able to find sufficient evidence proving that he had not used an emulator to achieve the milestone score, as opposed to a real Donkey Kong arcade cabinet.

Mitchell has been a big name in gaming for decades, holding several world record scores.

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"The rules for submitting scores for the original arcade Donkey Kong competitive leader boards requires the use of original arcade hardware only", the organization said in a statement. After concluding its investigation, also utilizing additional information gleaned from a third-party source which Mitchell had cooperated with, Twin Galaxies responded by stripping Mitchell of his scores and titles. "We now believe that they are not from an original unmodified" Donkey Kong machine, Twin Galaxies said in their statement.

"We also recognize records for First flawless score on Pac-Man and Highest score on Pac-Man". I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you.

It was reported that he was using emulators he was scoring those high numbers, due to which they all have been removed from the Guinness World Records and Twin Galaxies website. 'All the things that were happening at the time... like why he didn't come out and play me, and why he was inciting whose records were going to be authenticated and who's were going to be dropped. 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. We'll see hopefully see if what he has is enough to prove his scores are legitimate soon, so stay tuned. Witnesses, documents, everything will be made available to you.