This is so sweet. I love Donkey Kong – it’s always been my favorite game, and the recent resurgence it has been receiving due to the King of Kong movie and the highly-publicized high score volleys between Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell and Hank Chien have just made being a DK fan all that much better.
With the recent DK world’s high score record being reclaimed by Chien, it appears that Richie Knucklez is going to host an event that should allow these guys (along with other aspiring record holders) to battle it out for two days (March 19th and 20th, 2011) at his arcade in Flemington, NJ with the hopes of crowning a new world champion.
I really, really wish I could attend this. My DK game is so bad right now, I wouldn’t even be able to hold a candle to any of the 10 competitors at the Kong Off. I might even be turned away at the door if I had to meet a minimum scoring level. 😉
I’d really like to attend for the atmosphere, the sounds and the chance to witness these great players in one location and to be able to rub elbows a bit and just talk to the guys and get their take on the event and classic gaming in current times.
If you are planning on going, please post a comment. I’d love to hear from some folks that might be planning on attending the event.