It was reported that he was using emulators he was scoring those high numbers, due to which they all have been removed from the Guinness World Records and Twin Galaxies website. In a new statement, the former King of Kong denied the charges against him, promising that his Donkey Kong scores are genuine and authentic.
While Twin Galaxies has not yet commented on Mitchell's statement, management and staff of the registry have many times stated that the integrity of the leaderboards is their biggest concern.
"We also recognize records for First ideal score on Pac-Man and Highest score on Pac-Man".
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A letter to the prime minister, co-ordinated by Labour's David Lammy, called for a "swift resolution of this growing crisis".
In February, Twin Galaxies fielded a complaint by another gamer challenging three of Mitchell's scores. One can't help but wonder if anyone would care about this story had Mitchell not played this charismatic "villainous" persona, and how much of the ongoing drive to usurp his scores was founded in wanting to see the "baddie" fall from grace. His statement suggests that it might still be a while before we see the evidence he has, as he says it's taken a long time to collect everything.
Essentially, the Donkey Kong record he broke wasn't on a Donkey Kong machine, and that ain't cool, but also he might not have broken it anyway, and that's even less cool. "Our investigation of the tape content ends with that conclusion and assertion". In 1999, he was recorded as the first gamer to notch a flawless score on Pac-Man. King of Kong referenced that that he was a referee and on the board of directors. The filmed followed Kong player Steve Wiebe's attempt to beat Mitchell's record on Donkey Kong. "In a professional manner, not in a shock-jock mentality designed to create hits, we will show that everything that has been done - everything was done professionally according to the rules". "Everything will be available", Mitchell states in the video.