Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
I can’t believe it’s been nearly a decade since The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters was released. Seth Gordon‘s now-classic documentary chronicled the world of arcade gaming championships, with the main storyline focusing on the feud between a Redmond, Washington high school teacher named Steve Wiebe who attempted to break Billy Mitchell‘s record score in Donkey Kong. The film has become one of my favorite movies, and since its release we’ve followed the story as the championship title got passed among other gamers and back to Weibe again in 2010 for a short time before a plastic surgeon named Hank Chien took the title.
But it now seems that the story of the Donkey Kong championship may have come to an end, and neither Steve Wiebe or Billy Mitchell will ever be the King of Kong ever again.