Nintendo Pays Tribute To 'The King Of Kong' Star Billy Mitchell In New Donkey Kong Game

Many of you probably have seen the 2007 documentary The King of Kong (and if you haven't, Netflix it now!). The movie follows the battle between Steve Wiebe and noted Donkey Kong/vintage video game champion Billy Mitchell, over the world record for Donkey Kong. Since the release of the film, it has been fun tracking the back and fourth battle between Wiebe and Mitchell for the world record (Steve Wiebe recently reclaimed the Donkey Kong World Record from Billy Mitchell).

It appears that Nintendo has decided to give Mitchell a hidden easter egg tribute in the new Wii video game Donkey Kong Country Returns. Photo after the jump.

Neogaf user Lijik noticed something strange in the monkey ruins in level 3-2 of Donkey Kong Country Returns:

A tie... The same style red, white and blue tie often work by Mitchell:

via: RipTen