Coin-Op Video Game Champ Stripped of his Titles

If you’ve ever watched the documentary King of Kong, you know the name Billy Mitchell. This dude (who by the way still dresses like it’s the 80s) ruled coin-op video game competitions in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. He was the long time record holder for Donkey Kong and Pac-man just to name a few.

Well now, he’s been stripped of all those high scores by Twin Galaxies, the competitive company that oversees high scores in video games, because he was found to have cheated. Instead of using a standard regulation Donkey Kong board to reach over 1 Million points, he used an emulator, or computer mock-up, of the game that may have allowed him to start over at certain save points whenever he messed up. Read more about it here