Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday May 08, 2016

Donkey Kong's All-Time Record Broken With A Perfect Game

I know that some of you guys have nothing better to do than watch 3 hours of someone playing Donkey Kong and beating the all-time record with no lives lost, so here it is.

Copeland, who reclaimed the mark in January only to lose it again in April, set a new all-time, all-platforms (MAME and arcade cabinet) mark for Donkey Kong with a jaw-dropping 1,218,000 on May 5. (The game's score, pictured above, rolls over at 1 million). The mark is 28,200 better than Robbie Lakeman's previous arcade record, set April 11, and is 11,200 better than Dean Saglio's MAME record set Oct. 4, 2013. Copeland was playing on a cabinet. It's how he took the title, though that's so staggering. Copeland did not lose a single Mario in the game. He took his first life all the way from the first level all the way to the end, cashing in the extra lives to obliterate all comers.