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Highest score on Donkey Kong

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  • Who: Hank Chien

  • What: Highest score on Donkey Kong

  • Where: USA

On 9 November 2012, Hank Chien (USA) beat his own world record once again by achieving the highest score on Donkey Kong (Nintendo, 1981), with a total of 1,138,600 points.

In 2007, a documentary titled The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters followed the attempt by Steve Wiebe to get a world record for the highest score in Donkey Kong. He finally achieved it with over a million points but the top spot was not his for long. Countless competitors play Donkey Kong to reach that elusive high score, including Hank, who was inspired to start chasing the record after seeing the film.

Making a quick legend of himself, Hank has held the Donkey Kong high score record four times: once in 2010, again in 2011, and then breaking his own record twice in 2012.


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