Back in the original Twin Galaxies arcade era, Donkey Kong was just another game in the arcade. But Billy Mitchell and Steve Sanders had an epic play-off where Billy solidified the concept of the game ending at a specific level.
By the 2000’s that early battle helped build a cult classic documentary, King of Kong. Brian Kuh coined the term, Kill Screen and the rest became a culture and community around the game title.
Which spawned a whole new group of player characters such as elite champion Hank Chien and his documentary and Richie Knucklez who hosted Kong Off I, II, and III for all elite players.
Kong Off II
Kong Off III
More great players and the continued tradition of refereeing, and a little game in Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph, called Fix-It-Felix Jr…..Hey is that Mr. Litwak?
Kong Off IV is being planned for 2015. Stay tuned…
But no matter what, you gotta love that Billy Mitchell!
But there is a new celebrity in town-