Hank Chien, the plastic surgeon from Queens who famously knocked Billy Mitchell out of the top spot to nab the arcade Donkey Kong high score record for himself a while back has done it again. Topping his reigning high score to reclaim the title from himself, Chien hit 1,110,100 points and says he still has plenty more to earn before hitting the ceiling on his Donkey Kong skills:
“This was not a killscreen game. 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.”
Yeah, yeah. Maybe try a little harder next time there, buddy.