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Offline Summoningsalt

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Donkey Kong video help
« on: June 13, 2017, 05:11:14 PM »
Hey everyone,

I'm planning to make a video on youtube about the world record progression for the Donkey Kong high score.  My goal is to make it as accurate as possible, to lay to rest many of the rumors created after The King of Kong. 

My research is mainly being used through these links-
http://donkeykongblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/donkey-kong-world-record-history.html
http://superbunker.com/resources/dkt/
http://superbunker.com/resources/dkt/robert-mruczek-2008-april-13/

They all contain accounts from those involved with TG and the high score in the early-mid 2000's.  Does anybody here know if these sources would be reliable enough to rely on for a video like this?

Offline Adam_Mon

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Re: Donkey Kong video help
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 05:20:20 PM »
Chrisp (owner of dkblog) would probably be the most knowledgeable on this subject.

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Re: Donkey Kong video help
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 05:33:04 PM »
Chrisp (owner of dkblog) would probably be the most knowledgeable on this subject.

I've sent him an email as well, hoping he responds soon.

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Re: Donkey Kong video help
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 07:30:27 PM »
Chris's DK blog is an extremely reliable source of info. I'd trust it as a primary source.
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Re: Donkey Kong video help
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 10:24:51 PM »
My goal is to make it as accurate as possible, to lay to rest many of the rumors created after The King of Kong. 

Do you plan on looking at combined arcade and emulator scores, or just arcade? Even if you're not going to use the whole history of emulated scores, you should note that there were two periods of time where the highest DK score was actually the emulated score:

1) September 12, 1999 - June 30, 2003

During this time Ben Jos Walbeehm posted MAME scores of 893,400 (9/12/99) and 904,100 (11/30/01). These are the first verified scores to top Billy Mitchell's scores from the 80s, and the first verified score over 900,000. Tim Sczerby beat the arcade record during this period but was short of Walbeehm's scores. Steve Wiebe scored 947,200 on a DDK board on 6/30/03.

2) July 8, 2009 - May 5, 2016

Dean Saglio took the overall lead with a MAME score of 1,051,500 on 7/8/09. While Mitchell, Wiebe, and Hank Chien (and later Robbie Lakeman and Wes Copeland) went back and forth with the arcade record, Dean stayed in front of all them until 5/5/16, when Wes scored 1,218,000. Dean was the first player to score 1.1 million (1,136,400 on 4/19/10) and 1.2 million (1,206,800 on 10/4/13).

All of this means that arcade record holders Tim Sczerby, Hank Chien, and Robbie Lakeman never actually had the highest verified DK score.
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Re: Donkey Kong video help
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 01:14:25 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing this if you get around to making it.  I've seen some of your other speed run history videos and they are really well done.

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 07:38:32 AM »
Just watched it. I'm new here so can't comment on the accuracy, but it was really well done.  Thanks.

You aught to put a link to this forum in the video notes. :)

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 09:19:35 AM »
I watched it too and thought it was really well done.

It got me pumped up and wanting to play again. And to pick up the remixed version for my machine.
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Re: Donkey Kong video help
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 04:38:19 PM »
I am a fan of your videos even though I'm not a speed runner.  Great job with the video.  And it's cool that you focused on an Arcade game.  :)
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