Donkey Kong 3 TGTS / marathon records topped... twice each !
The recent interest, record-wise, with Donkey Kong hasn't just been limited to that title, and its sequel, Donkey Kong Junior. Classic gamer George Riley recently acquired a Donkey Kong 3 machine, and in just more than a week's time, broke both the tournament and marathon records, each previously held by Dwayne Richard.
First, on May 22, George took down the tourney title, with 520,300 points (previous record: 473,400). Then, on May 28, he got the marathon record, scoring 2,781,100 (previous record: 2,583,000). But, he still pressed on. Apparently on a roll with the marathon track, he topped that one again, and less than a week after his initial record. Specifically, on June 3, he cracked the three million barrier, making an incredible 3,087,100 points ! Now, surely George would be satisfied... well, apparently, not ! Perhaps 'thirsty' for even more points, he went another week, and on June 10, he smashed his already lofty tournament mark with a spectacular total of 857,200 !
Big congratulations go out to George for not one, not two, and not even three, but four arcade world records, all set within a 3 week period, and the first being within a couple of days after acquiring the machine. Now, that's some kind of skill !