Hey, it’s a start, right? Steve Wiebe is now the world record holder of Donkey Kong Jr., after taking down the record score back on April 24th, Steve now has his focus on besting Billy Mitchell’s current record for Donkey Kong at E3 this year. The official announcement for Steve’s record-breaking DK Jr. score can be found at Twin Galaxies. Here’s a copy of the release, courtesy of Twin Galaxies:
Steve Wiebe Takes Donkey Kong Junior World Record With Score of 1,139,800
Live Nationally Televised Shot At Original Donkey Kong Airing From E3 on June 2
With Twin Galaxies and the G4 Network preparing for Steve Wiebe’s arrival at E3 in Los Angeles, CA in early June, Steve has been doing some preparing of his own.
While Steve hopes he can regain the Donkey Kong World Record on live national television on June 2, he is able to lay claim to recent success on another classic Donkey Kong title.
On April 24, Twin Galaxies announced that Steve Wiebe has officially taken the Donkey Kong Junior World Record.
The new World Record mark was accomplished on March 14 and verified by Twin Galaxies Chief Referee David Nelson. Steve’s new World Record mark of 1,139,800 points takes the Donkey Kong Junior crown from fellow Washington state native Ike Hall, who was crowned the DKJ World Champ in August 2008 with a score of 1,033,000, taking the crown that Billy Mitchell had held on the game since 1985.
Sources within Twin Galaxies have learned that Ike Hall does plan to make a run at regaining his record, even as Steve prepares for a live nationally televised run at regaining the original Donkey Kong’s World Record, airing on the G4 Network at the annual E3 event in Los Angeles on June 2, with several Twin Galaxies officials there to witness and verify the attempt.
Twin Galaxies hopes to have a word with Steve and possibly with current and former World Record holders on both Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Junior as this televised attempt approaches.
I will be at E3 checking in periodically on Steve’s run at E3. I guess if he takes the crown he’d be the undisputed King of Kong, owning both Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. records. With G4 at the event and plenty of hype surrounding Steve’s attempt, it should make for some fun times. Good luck, Steve.