DVD: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

You have probably played Donkey Kong sometime in your gaming career. But for some people this game is more than just a game. This movie shows the rivarly between Billy Mitchell who had the record on Donkey Kong for years and Steve Wiebe who was the first to score over 1,000,000 in Donkey Kong.

The highscore for Donkey Kong changed after the documentary was made last year. According to TwinGalaxies.com Billy Mitchell is now in the lead with 1,050,200 points followed by Steve Wiebe with 1,049,100 points. Pretty amazing scores there.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a good documentary. Fun to watch and it shows that a game is not only a game. It’s fun to play a game, but for Mitchell and Wiebe it’s more important to have the highest score.

Extras on the disc:

  • Feature commentary with director Seth Gordon, producer Ed Cunningham and associate producer J. Clay Tweel and Luis Lopez
  • Feature Commentary with Chris Carle (Entertainment Editorial Director, IGN) and Jon M. Gibson (Founder, i am 8-bit)
  • Animated Short “A Really, Really Brief History of Donkey Kong”
  • Extened Interviews
  • Arcade Glossary
  • Theatrical Trailer

I can really recommand this movie.

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One thought on “DVD: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”

  1. I can confirm that King of Kong is the most compelling video game documentary i've ever seen (okay so it's the only video game doc. i've ever seen, but it's still good)

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