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DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« on: May 31, 2013, 05:17:54 PM »
I've been meaning to create this topic for a while.  My goal is to maintain a library of data summaries for selected DK games.  Obviously, there is no substitute for watching the actual gameplay, but there is no guarantee of online longevity.  Videos and INP files (TG, MARP, Twitch TV, YouTube) can be corrupted, deleted, or replaced.  Hopefully, the game summaries here will serve as permanent data snapshots.  I think of them as the DK equivalents of MLB box scores.

Each data summary reports the score for every individual stage and level, points resulting from deaths (and on what stages they occurred), the cumulative score, an overall pace calculation at the end of each completed level (beginning with L5), and a few basic L5+ summary statistics (maximum, minimum, and average).

I considered tracking a few other items (grouped by board type, where applicable):
  • Point value distributions (300-500-800) for blue barrel, fireball, and pie smashes
  • Number of prizes collected, and points awarded
  • Number of top and bottom hammer smashes (reported separately), and points awarded
  • Bonus timer values upon successful stage completion
  • Number of jumps over and/or near multiple enemy objects, and points awarded (barrels)
  • Breakdown of fireball spawning locations (rivets)
I excluded all of the above, since I'm recording the data manually.  It's certainly useful information, but it also promises to be an exercise in tedium that I presently don't want to experience firsthand.  A custom software application, monitoring the relevant DK memory locations, is a more elegant solution (and a possible future project).

The first 3 games presented (2 by Dean, 1 by Robbie) appear elsewhere on this forum; I've reposted them here so that all summaries can be accessed from a central location.  All other games are new additions.

I welcome any comments or suggestions for more effective data presentation.



Table of Contents

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
   
Details
Tim Sczerby
   
879,200
   
Level 22-1
   
08/16/2000
   
Arcade
   
Ben Jos Walbeehm
   
904,100
   
Level 22-1
   
11/30/2001
   
MAME
   
Ross Benziger
   
993,900
   
Level 21-1
   
06/20/2009
   
MAME
   
Hank Chien
   
1,061,700
   
Level 22-1
   
02/26/2010
   
Arcade
   
Dean Saglio
   
1,153,000
   
Level 22-1
   
04/02/2011
   
MAME
   
Jeff Willms
   
1,107,600
   
Level 22-1
   
08/15/2011
   
MAME
   
Dean Saglio
   
1,167,400
   
Level 22-1
   
04/21/2012
   
MAME
   
Mark Kiehl
   
1,052,900
   
Level 22-1
   
08/07/2012
   
Arcade
   
Dave McCrary
   
1,026,700
   
Level 21-2
   
09/12/2012
   
Arcade
   
Vincent Lemay
   
1,135,900
   
Level 22-1
   
01/11/2013
   
Arcade
   
Allen Staal
   
539,600
   
Level 15-1
   
01/19/2013
   
MAME
   
Philip Tudose
   
1,005,700
   
Level 22-1
   
02/22/2013
   
MAME
   
Dean Saglio
   
883,700
   
Level 16-5
   
03/17/2013
   
MAME
   
Robbie Lakeman
   
540,900
   
Level 12-1
   
03/24/2013
   
MAME
   
Dean Saglio
   
898,600
   
Level 16-5
   
04/21/2013
   
MAME
   
Brian Allen
   
861,800
   
Level 22-1
   
07/09/2013
   
MAME
   
Martin Laing
   
862,500
   
Level 22-1
   
07/13/2013
   
MAME
   
Dean Saglio
   
855,200
   
Level 16-2
   
07/16/2013
   
MAME
   
Chris Psaros
   
903,700
   
Level 22-1
   
07/29/2013
   
Arcade
   
Philip Tudose
   
1,089,400
   
Level 22-1
   
08/05/2013
   
MAME
   
Dean Saglio
   
1,186,700
   
Level 22-1
   
09/04/2013
   
MAME
   
Dean Saglio
   
660,000
   
Level 12-5
   
09/14/2013
   
MAME
   
Jeff Wolfe
   
1,054,900
   
Level 21-6
   
09/22/2013
   
Arcade
   
Ross Benziger
   
1,136,500
   
Level 22-1
   
09/26/2013
   
Arcade
   
Dean Saglio
   
1,206,800
   
Level 22-1
   
10/04/2013
   
MAME
   
Allen Staal
   
728,900
   
Level 19-2
   
10/09/2013
   
Arcade
   
Ethan Daniels
   
847,100
   
Level 18-3
   
10/21/2013
   
Arcade
   
Robbie Lakeman
   
1,025,300
   
Level 22-1
   
10/23/2013
   
Arcade
   
Jeff Wolfe
   
1,103,700
   
Level 22-1
   
10/30/2013
   
Arcade
   
Dan Desjardins
   
905,800
   
Level 22-1
   
11/14/2013
   
Arcade
   
Dave McCrary
   
1,035,300
   
Level 21-4
   
11/23/2013
   
Arcade
   
Jon Mckinnell
   
745,200
   
Level 21-3
   
01/01/2014
   
MAME
   
Steve Wiltshire
   
1,094,100
   
Level 22-1
   
01/19/2014
   
Arcade
   
Jeremy Young
   
905,700
   
Level 22-1
   
02/23/2014
   
MAME
   
Chris Psaros
   
911,700
   
Level 22-1
   
02/23/2014
   
Arcade
   
Dave McCrary
   
1,091,400
   
Level 22-1
   
02/23/2014
   
Arcade
   
Adam Mon
   
880,700
   
Level 22-1
   
02/24/2014
   
MAME
   
Jason Corey Brittain
   
848,800
   
Level 22-1
   
03/23/2014
   
MAME
   
Robbie Lakeman
   
1,091,100
   
Level 22-1
   
04/04/2014
   
Arcade
   
Wes Copeland
   
908,700
   
Level 22-1
   
04/19/2014
   
Arcade
   
Jon Mckinnell
   
760,800
   
Level 22-1
   
04/20/2014
   
MAME
   
Tim Sczerby
   
740,000
   
Level 15-3
   
05/06/2014
   
Arcade
   
Mike Groesbeck
   
1,076,000
   
Level 22-1
   
05/17/2014
   
Arcade
   
Corey Chambers
   
1,049,600
   
Level 22-1
   
06/29/2014
   
Arcade
   
Steve Wiltshire
   
1,100,700
   
Level 22-1
   
07/28/2014
   
Arcade
   
Robbie Lakeman
   
1,137,100
   
Level 22-1
   
07/29/2014
   
Arcade
   
Andrew Barrow
   
830,600
   
Level 20-5
   
08/19/2014
   
MAME
   
Corey Chambers
   
1,060,600
   
Level 21-5
   
08/21/2014
   
Arcade
   
Wes Copeland
   
1,045,200
   
Level 21-6
   
08/24/2014
   
MAME
   
Chris Psaros
   
925,600
   
Level 21-6
   
08/24/2014
   
Arcade
   
Corey Chambers
   
1,072,200
   
Level 22-1
   
08/26/2014
   
Arcade
   
Graham Hawkins
   
933,600
   
Level 22-1
   
08/28/2014
   
MAME
   
Robbie Lakeman
   
1,141,800
   
Level 22-1
   
09/05/2014
   
Arcade
   
Robbie Lakeman
   
647,400
   
Level 18-6
   
09/18/2014
   
Arcade
   
Mick Winzeler
   
1,027,700
   
Level 22-1
   
09/21/2014
   
Arcade
   
Mark Kiehl
   
1,137,500
   
Level 22-1
   
09/23/2014
   
Arcade
   
Wes Copeland
   
1,099,500
   
Level 22-1
   
09/30/2014
   
MAME
   
Jason Wade
   
908,000
   
Level 22-1
   
11/09/2014
   
MAME
   
Robbie Lakeman
   
1,144,800
   
Level 21-6
   
12/01/2014
   
Arcade
   
Allen Staal
   
806,000
   
Level 22-1
   
12/17/2014
   
Arcade
   
Allen Staal
   
854,300
   
Level 22-1
   
12/24/2014
   
Arcade
   
Ethan Daniels
   
1,041,100
   
Level 20-6
   
01/10/2015
   
Arcade
   
Wes Copeland
   
1,121,600
   
Level 22-1
   
01/21/2015
   
MAME
   

« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 02:45:27 PM by stella_blue »
DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 05:25:01 PM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Dean Saglio
   
883,700
   
Level 16-5
   
03/17/2013
   
MAME




DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 05:27:35 PM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Robbie Lakeman
   
540,900
   
Level 12-1
   
03/24/2013
   
MAME




DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
  (L15-2)
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 05:29:54 PM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Dean Saglio
   
898,600
   
Level 16-5
   
04/21/2013
   
MAME




DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
  (L15-2)
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 05:31:43 PM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Dave McCrary
   
1,026,700
   
Level 21-2
   
09/12/2012
   
Arcade




DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
  (L15-2)
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 05:33:25 PM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Ross Benziger
   
993,900
   
Level 21-1
   
06/20/2009
   
MAME




DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
  (L15-2)
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 05:35:26 PM »
Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Vincent Lemay
   
1,135,900
   
Level 22-1
   
01/11/2013
   
Arcade




« Last Edit: February 27, 2014, 09:18:26 AM by stella_blue »
DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
  (L15-2)
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 05:32:08 PM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Jeff Willms
   
1,107,600
   
Level 22-1
   
08/15/2011
   
MAME




DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
  (L15-2)
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 09:54:17 PM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Allen Staal
   
539,600
   
Level 15-1
   
01/19/2013
   
MAME




DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
  (L15-2)
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 11:52:15 AM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Dean Saglio
   
1,167,400
   
Level 22-1
   
04/21/2012
   
MAME




DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
  (L15-2)
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 03:28:05 AM »

Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Dean Saglio
   
1,167,400
   
Level 22-1
   
04/21/2012
   
MAME





Big, big, big...

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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 07:12:55 AM »


Player
   
Score
   
Final Stage
   
Date Achieved
   
Platform
Dean Saglio
   
1,167,400
   
Level 22-1
   
04/21/2012
   
MAME


Big, big, big...


Indeed.  The only negative statistic is the noticeable absence of "good" deaths (only 5,100 total points for the first 3).  Then again, all deaths before L22 occurred on the conveyor (2) and rivet (1) stages, where you often "get whatever you get".

A comparison of the L5+ stats between Dean's 2 most recent "deep" games and this one shows an average point increase for all 4 stages (barrels: 300, conveyors: 400, elevators: 400, rivets: 500).  Granted, a pair of games represents a ridiculously small sample size, but the stronger stage averages (combined with a more typical 5,000 points per death) predict:

Score increase = 17 x ( ( 3 x 300 ) + 400 + 400 + 500 ) + ( ( 3 x 5000 ) - 5100 ) = 47,300

Adjusted score = 1,167,400 + 47,300 = 1,214,700 (1.199 million, excluding the points from all 4 deaths)

Easier said than done, but I remain hopeful that it could happen before the end of 2013.

DK High Score 
952,100
  (L22-1)
DK Level 1-1 
13,400
DK No Hammer 
535,300
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 07:43:46 AM »
Good job on these game analyzes, Scott. Pretty cool to see! Keep doing them ;-).

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Adjusted score = 1,167,400 + 47,300 = 1,214,700 (1.199 million, excluding the points from all 4 deaths)

I always knew Dean was good enough to get 1,199, but 1.2m is WITHOUT a doubt out of reach for him!
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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 09:08:49 AM »
Yes, good work Scott...it's all about the barrell average for the great games.
Donkey Kong (Arcade): 1,108,100

Donkey Kong 1-1: 12,900

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Re: DK Data Library of Memorable Games
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2013, 03:56:07 AM »
Easier said than done, but I remain hopeful that it could happen before the end of 2013.

Agreed.  It's been 14 months since 1.167M, I believe 1.2M will happen within the next couple of months.  I don't know why I believe that, I just do.  And, of course 300K for me.  ::)

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