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Offline ChrisP

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Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« on: July 17, 2013, 03:58:57 PM »
As a companion to the killscreener timeline, here is a chronology of every known million-point player's first "rollover."

Are there any missing? Perhaps. Based on his YouTube videos, Ben Mazowita seems extremely capable, but he isn't part of the community. There is also a rumor of a player from Japan who achieved a million-point game (on the US version), but this player is unknown to us as well.

As for Billy's infamous "KoK tape", or a rumored 1,013 game from 2003 that was never submitted, I won't go into any of that, but I'll put his KoK game here (since it was TG verified) and leave it up to you to decide.

I am confident, at any rate, that Steve Wiebe's 1,006 was the first-ever million point game of DK, and that there are no more than 3 people missing from this list.

-#--PlayerDateScorePlatformVerification?
1Steve Wiebe6/4/20041,006,600ArcadeTG (rejected but legit)
2Billy Mitchell6/7/20041,047,200ArcadeTG (questionable)
3Tim Sczerby20081,024,100ArcadeNone (replay streamed 8/1/09)
4Scott Kessler* 4/27/20081,000,600ArcadeNone
5Dean Saglio5/7/20091,026,700MAMETG (1st MAME million)
6Hank Chien9/13/20091,037,700ArcadeNone (official TG score came later)
7Vincent Lemay9/11/20101,002,700MAMETG (2nd MAME million)
8Jeff Willms*8/16/20111,107,600MAMETG (3rd MAME million)
9David McCrary12/30/20111,015,000ArcadeTG (4th TG-ranked arcade million)
10Mark Kiehl1/22/20121,016,500ArcadeTG
11Kyle Goewert* 4/27/20121,012,800ArcadeTG
12Benjamin Falls5/5/20121,010,400ArcadeStream
13Shaun Boyd* 5/21/20121,037,500ArcadeTG
14Steve Wiltshire1/27/20131,019,600ArcadeTG
15Philip Tudose2/22/20131,005,700MAMEMARP
16Robbie Lakeman3/6/20131,007,600MAMEStream
17Svavar Gunnar Gunnarsson5/29/20131,008,800ArcadeLive
18Mike Groesbeck6/21/20131,023,600ArcadeTG
19Jon McKinnell* 7/7/20131,025,200ArcadeStream
20Jeff Wolfe9/22/20131,054,900ArcadeStream
21Corey Chambers9/24/20131,008,100ArcadeStream
22Ross Benziger*9/27/20131,136,500ArcadeTG
23Mick Winzeler1/5/20141,018,300ArcadeYouTube
24Wes Copeland5/4/20141,028,200MAMEStream
25Jason Wade1/1/20151,027,100MAMEStream
26Ethan Daniels1/10/20151,041,100ArcadeStream
27Shawn Robinson* 1/24/20151,022,700ArcadeTG
28Jonathan McCourt4/16/20151,002,300MAMEStream
29Daniel Desjardins* 6/21/20151,059,700ArcadeStream
30Graham Hawkins* 7/6/20151,045,900MAMEStream
31Andrew Barrow* 8/14/20151,014,600MAMEStream
32John McCurdy8/17/20151,010,500MAMEStream
33Tanner Fokkens* 11/7/20151,004,100ArcadeStream
34Martin Laing* 3/5/20161,026,800ArcadeStream
35Jason Corey Brittain 3/22/20161,001,600MAMEStream
36Thomas Bauer 5/5/20161,019,000MAMEStream
37Joe DuPree* 8/14/20161,008,700ArcadeStream

* - denotes an "unimproved PB": a player whose first million remains his personal best score. Players with no asterisk have scored higher since their first million.

NOTE: Scott Kessler is the only player on this list who does not appear on the DKF High Score List (no video or other verification of this score exists).

By year:
1981-2003: 0
2004: 2
2005: 0
2006: 0
2007 (King of Kong released): 0
2008: 2
2009: 2
2010: 1
2011: 2
2012: 4
2013: 9
2014: 2
2015: 9
2016: 4
« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 04:16:52 PM by ChrisP »
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

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 Million Point Timeline
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 04:01:52 PM »
love it. MARP oh yer

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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 04:05:24 PM »
Good to have that ;-).

I lol'ed at Jeff's score of 1.1m. Jeff said: Screw 1m, I'm gonna get 1.1m! YOLO!
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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 04:05:42 PM »
Oops, I have your date wrong Phil. I know it was February, do you know the date?

You over-wrote that .inp with your 1,050 game.
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

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 Million Point Timeline
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 04:13:14 PM »
Oops, I have your date wrong Phil. I know it was February, do you know the date?

You over-wrote that .inp with your 1,050 game.

feb 22nd

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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 04:21:34 PM »
I'm glad I put together most of this info last year, before the TG forum went down. This would not have been possible otherwise.

FFS, we really, really need to pry the old TG forum out of Richie's hands, since its obvious that he never plans to put it back up.

I'm looking through this file I have that has notes on various TG threads, and I want so badly to be able to read them. There is SO much DK history on that forum. I know it doesn't matter to Richie, but it matters to me, and others.
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

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 Million Point Timeline
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 04:52:16 PM »
Don't forget about the female player from Washington that did it in early 1982... I "know", because Cat told me.
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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 08:15:38 PM »
1M is the new killscreen.

Great list!  A few notes/corrections (off the top of my head so you may want to double check me):

Steve Wiebe's 1.006M game was done on an 8 way joystick (not 100% sure)

As you mention, Billy did have an unofficial 1.014M or something like that, but his first official submission was was 1,047,200.  (see http://superbunker.com/resources/dkt/)

Scott Kessler's 1M was done at home.  His FS performance was just a run through (89xK).

My first 1M was at home and not TG verified (TG recording rules at the time didn't allow recorded 1M scores).

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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 08:31:42 PM »


My first 1M was at home and not TG verified (TG recording rules at the time didn't allow recorded 1M scores).

Looking back at that, this has to be one of the worst rules ever instituted.  Thankfully they got rid of it.
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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2013, 09:41:46 PM »
Thanks for the info, Hank.

It's really too bad that Tim Sczerby kept his first million to himself. If he was sore about not getting recognition in KoK, the adulation over being the third player to a million would have at least healed the wound a little, not to mention told the world that he was right up there with Billy and Steve. I understand why he'd have a beef with TG in 2008, obviously, but why bother even doing it to prove yourself to everybody if you're not going to let it be known that you did it?

And his 1,032 in 2010 is still a huge score even today. He's angry about being pushed aside, but ever since the movie it's almost like he's pushing himself aside.

As for Steve, I'm not gonna worry about or note the 8-way. That game is too important to question on a technicality (especially since the technicality makes the game harder!)
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

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 Million Point Timeline
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 06:07:53 AM »
Players who have NOT yet improved on their initial 1M score: Kessler, Goewert, Falls, Boyd, Wiltshire, Gunnarsson, Groesbeck. (7 out of 18)

Jeff Willms makes it 8 out of 18, although improving on a score of 1,107,600 represents a more difficult challenge (compared to the others).

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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 06:27:13 AM »
Scott Kessler actually self-reported that he had improved on his initial 1M game, but he never made the score known publically.  I think because of his general reputation it was believed to be true.

It's really too bad that Tim Sczerby kept his first million to himself.

I think the reason(s) he withheld his scores were:

- TG 1M point rule (it's not a coincidence that every arcade 1M game on this list in 2008-2009 was unofficial)

- He did not want to submit unless he broke the WR at the time (1.05M).

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013, 07:12:45 AM »
I love the idea of a rule that says 1 million points+ must be done live. It's like my feelings on how you have to get out of your comfort zone, codified into law.

You want recognition, you gotta deliver the goods while the pressure's on, baby!  ;D

(And before anyone gets all upset by it, know that I mean baby as a term of endearment and not in a derogatory fashion.)


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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2013, 07:21:08 AM »
Trivia question (I'm actually not sure of the answer):

Who had the first live 1M point game?
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Re: Donkey Kong Million Point Timeline
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2013, 07:35:01 AM »
Good question! Steve Wiebe didn't even get 1m live in KoK (got lik 985k?). Hasn't Scott Kessler gotten 1m in like 2009 or something like that at Funspot?

Don't tell me Hank you're the one that got 1m+ live the first at Funspot with your 1.09m?
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