Guinness World Records will eliminate Billy Mitchell Donkey Kong scores as well as his records for Pac-Man from his base data after Mitchell's disqualification of the Twin Galaxies leaderboards.
Mitchell is one of the most famous arcade gamers in the world, with world records in Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Jr, and Pac-Man. Yesterday, all of Mitchell's records were removed from the classification tables of Twin Galaxies, an organization that tracks video game records and the highest scores. The decision was made after a lengthy arbitration process that determined that Mitchell used the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) to achieve some record scores that had been said to be held in arcades, a violation of the Twin rules Galaxies In light of this, Guinness World Records will also delete your records.
"The titles of Guinness World Records related to the highest scores of Mr. Mitchell in Donkey Kong have been disqualified due to Twin Galaxies being our source of verification for these achievements", said a representative of Guinness Kotaku by email. Mitchell did not return the request for comment.
Guinness continued: "We also recognize the records of the first perfect score in Pac-Man and the highest score in Pac-Man ." Twin Galaxies was the source original verification of these registration titles and, in accordance with your decision to remove all of Mr. Mitchell's records from your system, we have disqualified Mr. Mitchell as the owner of these two records Guinness World Records will seek to update and find the appropriate holder of these records in the coming days. "
Mitchell supposedly had achieved the first perfect score in [Pac-Man on July 4, 1999, at the Funspot Family Fun Center in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire. He was declared "Video Game Player of the Century" at the Tokyo Game Show in 1999 later that year and handed out an award given by the founder of Namco Masaya Nakamura.
Guinness previously eliminated the records of Atari player Todd Rogers last January after his record score in the game Atari 2600 Dragster was considered "impossible" and removed from the leaderboards. Twin Galaxies. Rogers previously held the world record for "oldest video game record", which he had supposedly achieved in 1982.