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Offline ChrisP

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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2013, 12:48:54 AM »
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7/26/2013   Coin 35,946   710,800   18-1
7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2013, 01:55:06 AM »
I agree with Chris in that PSP's killscreen score is highly suspect for the reasons he mentions. 'Nuf said there...

There is one score on Hank's old list done by a 'David Hansen'. David is local DK player in my town (the only other one), and he and I used to play DK all the time together back when we were progressing in this game towards killscreen-level. Here is the evidence I have for his score, but you can choose to take it or leave it, depending on what criteria for adding scores to this list that we end up settling upon:

1.) I introduced David to the 3-in-1 machine at Dave and Busters around the time when he could consistently get 600-750k games.
2.) He immediately said that DK seemed a lot easier on that machine, since the screen was so much bigger than on a normal cab.
3.) A few weeks later he reported getting a killscreen (891k, I believe it was (?)) on his first game of the day, while playing standing up, at D&B.
4.) Me, having all the records on the machine, rushed over to D&B (I was kinda jealous at the time....looking back, that was stupid of me) to see if this claim was true.
5.) Sure enough, his score was there.
6.) A couple months later he got another KS on that same machine, and it was like 860kish, and that score is there too. There are also several of his other 700K+ scores there as well.
7.) David also always said he was done with DK after he got his first KS, and that seems to be the case. He used to play over and over and be really focused on the game, and get upset easily if he died and would walk out of the arcade angry after a bad session. Now he just plays very rarely, and he doesn't really get upset at all. I've tried to convince him to go for 1m+, but he says that kinda of play just isn't for him. His attitude seems very consistent with him actually having gotten 2 killscreens already.
8.) Lastly, I've seen him get around 750k several times, but he seems to choke on his last man a lot when people are watching, so I imagine he'd play a lot better without onlookers -which would have been the case at D&B.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 04:30:09 AM by marinomitch13 »
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2013, 04:16:30 AM »
My score is real and done on a Kong Off 1 machine, but I only have the cell phone photo I took as I did not record or stream.  It's all good either way though, was always meant to be a personal goal of mine rather than any scoreboard submission.
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2013, 05:09:20 AM »
My 1,026,700 score was done on 9/12/12 and here’s the link for reference if needed, the final part.
 
http://www.twitch.tv/lmdave/c/1591875
 
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 05:11:51 AM by LMDAVE »
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2013, 09:33:03 AM »
768,600 (Lvl 19-2);  is my high score. Honestly I thought twitch would saved the video since I said "Dont delete" but looks like its not there so I'm not 100% sure the actual date I achieved this. Was a few months ago.

694,000 was my WCR#2 score.

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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2013, 11:42:02 AM »

There are several scores on my list that are suspect, but I'm going by the honor code (hence the "unofficial" part of the list).  I don't want to start any controversy so I left all reported scores on.

3.) A few weeks later he reported getting a killscreen (891k, I believe it was (?)) on his first game of the day, while playing standing up, at D&B.

I didn't realize David's scores were on the 3 in 1 machines.  Not making any accusations here, but some of those machines allow continues...
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2013, 12:49:54 PM »
Yeah, that concern is understandable. I checked the machine the same day he played (partially to verify it was still on 3+1 men settings), and it wasn't on continues (at least not the kind that allow you to keep your score -I even checked this that same day, just to make sure). In fact, I've played on that machine off and on for almost 3 years and it has never allowed continues that keep your score. I don't know how it works on other settings, but this machine allows the player to pay to continue where you left off (you start up on the level you died out on), but it starts your score back at zero each time. I actually used to use this element of that machine to practice levels 5+ back when I was new at DK! ;) #arcadesavestatesforthewin
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2013, 12:55:22 PM »
Ok, I reformatted the list to make it easier to read, removed a couple more duplicates, filled in some blanks and added some scores. I did a lot of copy/pasting so let me know if anything looks amiss.
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2013, 01:48:31 PM »
Personally I'd give a thumbs-up to David's score.

The continue feature on the modern re-release cabinets is really indefensible. Not being able to continue once you lost all of your lives, having to put in another quarter and start from the beginning to try for a higher score, was central to how the games were conceptualized and designed. The fact that you can buy a high score, or a kill screen, or whatever, is like the manufacturers slapping both the game and the players in the face.

I've never seen the DK anniversary machine in the wild, but I grimace at the Ms. Pac/Galaga machines, especially the high score tables, when they're set to allow continues. They save the scores when powered down, which is cool, yet the scores are BS, so why bother trying to beat them?
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7/26/2013   Coin 35,946   710,800   18-1
7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

3,201,700: the $1 World Record?
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2013, 03:08:10 PM »
A great thanks to Jeff for cleaning up the list! I am happy that he is able to make changes to the list as well. I was afraid that I had to do it all by myself.
                                    
I did the comparative analysis between Hank’s list and this list on the DK Forum. And these were the results.

Verifiable? – Not on our list yet.               
                                                   
905   Shayne Black                  
899   Ben Mazowita                  
867   Alex McGlothlen (done on early "Nintendo" boardset)            
874   Mick Winzeler                  
860   Thomas Bauer                  
854   Nathan Phillips              
            
Verifiable? – On our list with lower scores            

923   Mike Groesbeck         
906   Jonathan McCourt            
893   Chris Psaros            
889   Jeff Harrist         he said that he would not take it   
867   Clayton Brookins            
862   Andrew Gardikis            
794   Shawn Cram            
            
Questionable?            
            
841   Patrick Scott Patterson   not listed - questioned by at least one person   
891   David Hansen         not listed - mentioned already in forum   
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2013, 03:18:51 PM »
I'm giving Jimmy Linderman 2 thumbs up on his 918,300 on 9/6/09 at Barcade, which I witnessed.

My 1M score was done on 5/5/12.
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2013, 03:29:52 PM »
Dan, I wanted to acknowledge your post on your personal best. I am sure you are aware of this but have you looked at the recorded section of your broadcaster Dashboard? Was anyone watching when Dan achieved his score of 768,600?

768,600 (Lvl 19-2);  is my high score. Honestly I thought twitch would saved the video since I said "Dont delete" but looks like its not there so I'm not 100% sure the actual date I achieved this. Was a few months ago.

694,000 was my WCR#2 score.

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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2013, 03:32:19 PM »
Mary McManus ( heard this could be Tim sczierby)
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2013, 03:36:24 PM »
I'm giving Jimmy Linderman 2 thumbs up on his 918,300 on 9/6/09 at Barcade, which I witnessed.

My 1M score was done on 5/5/12.

Good enough for me. Jimmy added. 8)
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Re: Donkey Kong High Score List
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2013, 03:36:32 PM »
my 905k was on arcade...

Thomas Bauer's score is on marp as KIG666, 860,800...

8)
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