When you hit a baddie with a hammer in the game, you are awarded a slightly randomised amount of points, but statistical analysis of the points awarded in Mitchell's record-breaking run suggests that something was off.
Mitchell has been a big name in gaming for decades, holding several world record scores.
Mitchell's score was disqualified as Twin Galaxies was not able to find sufficient evidence proving that he had not used an emulator to achieve the milestone score, as opposed to a real Donkey Kong arcade cabinet.
"The rules for submitting scores for the original arcade Donkey Kong competitive leader boards requires the use of original arcade hardware only", the organization said in a statement.
Mitchell, speaking with his affiliated publication Old School Gamer Magazine, has promised to reveal new information that will apparently prove that he did not cheat in his efforts to bag the high-score in the retro classic. Due to his use of an emulator, his high scores have been removed from the Guinness World Records as well as the Twin Galaxies website. Mitchell states over the course of the almost minute long video that he believes his Donkey Kong score is legitimate and that he is now working on bringing forward his case to Twin Galaxies as to why it should still stand. Throughout Twin Galaxies' review process, Mitchell held his tongue even though he had the opportunity to defend himself.
Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records have been disqualified by Guinness World Records.
I've been asked to address things that are recently in the media.
"Everything was done professionally, according to the rules, according to the integrity that was set up". "I wish I had it in my hands right now". Witnesses, documents, everything will be made available to you, ' said Mitchell. The filmed followed Kong player Steve Wiebe's attempt to beat Mitchell's record on "Donkey Kong". For now, we'll have to wait and see what evidence and witnesses Mitchell can produce.