Donkey Kong champ hits new high score with 1,110,100 points

By Stephany Nunneley
29 May 2012 16:58 GMT

Dr. Hank Chien current record holder for surpassing 1 million points in Donkey Kong, has surpassed his original score which now boasts 1,110,100 points.

Chien still thinks he can do better, and plans to continue working on his score.

“This was not a killscreen game,” he told Examiner. “I died two screens shy of the killscreen so my score would have been a little higher, perhaps 1.12 million points. I had a spare man going into Level 21 and was mentally preparing to sacrifice it on the last barrel board and my game was over a few minutes later. That’s how Donkey Kong rolls sometimes.

“I know currently there are several players who are capable of beating that score. If there was still a Donkey Kong in every pizza parlor I’m sure I wouldn’t have the record. I don’t know what my limits are on this game. Right now it’s about 1.15 million points.”

Chien has also started working on achieving a the highest score on record for Atari’s Centipede.

Thanks, NintendoLife.

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