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My 8,772,700 Donkey Kong 3 record could be a sham
« on: December 13, 2014, 09:06:19 am »
Ever since I achieved this score I have had it in the back of my mind, "It was on easier settings!"  Before the Kong Off 3 I was getting scores between 5 to 6 million on MAME using Arcade Hard settings.  While it is true that I tend to do better on Arcade than MAME, I usually don't do that much better.
I was assured by Jourdin that the settings were on hard.  I asked before hand, and when I had some doubts I asked again after I broke the record.  He seemed fairly certain, and I didn't want to rock the boat on new ownership.
So since then, I haven't analyzed my video to see if my suspicions were true or not.
Also I wanted to publish the super long video on Youtube before I made this possible accusation,  and it would have taken a week under my old internet to get all 8 parts of my video uploaded.  The 1 hour, and 6 minute long 5 man settings took me 14 hours to upload with my old Internet.
Of course I could be wrong, and this was actually on Hard settings, but my gut is telling me no.  It was more likely a lower setting.
I know for some people this is like telling someone there is no Easter Bunny, and casts into doubt a lot of scores done live, even in the modern day if my instincts are correct, but I rather have a true record, than a false one.

Here is the part one video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-37_jVTZuM
« Last Edit: December 13, 2014, 09:09:43 am by homerwannabee »
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Re: My 8,772,700 Donkey Kong 3 record could be a sham
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 10:15:41 am »
What setting do you suspect was used? It certainly was not easy, Kong seems to move down too quickly.

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Re: My 8,772,700 Donkey Kong 3 record could be a sham
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 10:32:32 am »
What setting do you suspect was used? It certainly was not easy, Kong seems to move down too quickly.

Medium, which is much harder to tell the difference between than hard, and easy.  Like I said it could be MAME level hard after all, and I am just being paranoid.  Unfortunately there are two Medium settings for Arcade.  Medium easy, and Medium hard.  Medium Hard is the official settings.
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Re: My 8,772,700 Donkey Kong 3 record could be a sham
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2016, 11:20:55 am »
Bumping an ancient thread with new evidence.
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