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Offline ChrisP

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Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« on: January 26, 2013, 04:35:08 pm »
I started a thread for this a few months before Twin Galaxies died, and a couple months back I was able to retrieve it from the Google cache (what I was NOT able to retrieve, unfortunately, were links to "proof" of each kill screen, but since most of those are TG forum links that are now dead due to the loss of the forum, they wouldn't be useful anyway.)

Much of this comes from my own research, the rest was obtained from Hank's "The Official Unofficial List of DK Killscreeners" (which ranks all known kill-screeners by their current personal best).

There's quite a bit of "honor system" going on here, as well as gradations in legitimacy/verifiability. I will not dare to name names, but there are at least two self-reported kill screens on this list that I doubt very seriously, and also a couple (such as Chris Ayra) for whom I am trusting the word of third parties. There is one player (Alex McGlothlien) on Hank's list that was said to have achieved his KS on non-standard settings, so I'll refrain from including him for now. I will be happy to put him on if and when he steps forward to be counted.

I will add more columns (such as whether or not the game was official) at a later time. I am not bothering with scores because assembling that information would be quite a project and the point here is to show the order in which players first reached the kill screen, not how many points they had when they got there.

Please help me with any missing information or errors! Thanks.

PlayerDatePlatform
Billy Mitchell8/13/1982Arcade
Steve Wiebec.1989Arcade
Ben Jos Wahlbeehm9/12/1999MAME
Tim Sczerby8/17/2000Arcade
Rick Fothergill6/10/2006Arcade
John Marks9/21/2007MAME
Benjamin Falls10/3/2007Arcade
Scott Kessler11/10/2007MAME
Ross Benziger2007MAME
Stephen Boyer3/30/2008Arcade
Hank Chien2/21/2009MAME
Dean Saglio5/7/2009MAME
Vincent Lemay8/31/2009MAME
Jimmy Linderman9/6/2009Arcade
Chris Enright11/6/2009Arcade
Juan Medina12/9/2009MAME
Josh Criss12/16/2009MAME
Eric Howard7/4/2010Arcade
Shayne Black8/18/2010Arcade
Mark Kiehl9/26/2010Arcade
David McCrary12/15/2010Arcade
Jonathan McCourt1/1/2011Arcade
Jeff Willms1/2011MAME
Kyle Goewert1/20/2011Arcade
Estel Goffinet3/1/2011Arcade
Andrew Gardikis5/9/2011MAME
Eric Tessler11/2011Arcade
Chris Psaros12/28/2011MAME
David Hansen2/6/2012Arcade
Nathan Philips3/21/2012Arcade
Hans Kollinger5/17/2012Arcade
Shaun Boyd5/21/2012Arcade
Mike Groesbeck5/22/2012Arcade
Steve Wiltshire9/17/2012Arcade
Robbie Lakeman10/23/2012MAME
Jeff Harrist11/10/2012MAME
Jeff Wolfe11/18/2012Arcade
Thomas Bauer12/20/2012MAME
Stephen Wagner1/8/2013Arcade
Mick Winzeler 1/28/2013Arcade
Svavar Gunnar Gunnarsson 2/4/2013Arcade
Phil Tudose 2/22/2013MAME
Ethan Daniels 3/3/2013Arcade
Jon McKinnell 3/16/2013Arcade
Corey Chambers 4/10/2013MAME
Christian Van Meter 6/25/2013MAME
Brian Allen 7/9/2013MAME
Martin Laing 7/13/2013MAME
Chris Icenhour 7/15/2013MAME
Shane Mosher 9/13/2013Arcade
Shawn Robinson9/22/2013Arcade
Daniel Desjardins11/14/2013Arcade
Christer Kristensson12/14/2013MAME
Wes Copeland12/20/2013Arcade
Joseph Carroll12/29/2013Arcade
Todd Anthony Lalonde1/20/2014MAME
Adam Mon1/23/2014MAME
Jeremy Young2/23/2014MAME
Dustin Hill2/25/2014Arcade
Jason Corey Brittain3/23/2014MAME
Mitchell Elliott5/6/2014Arcade
Steve McDonald7/17/2014Arcade
Scott Cunningham7/23/2014MAME
Jason Wade8/19/2014Arcade
Mike Kasper8/24/2014Arcade
Andrew Barrow8/26/2014MAME
Graham Hawkins8/28/2014MAME
Al Jones12/14/2014Arcade
Allen Staal12/17/2014Arcade
Tanner Fokkens1/19/2015Arcade
Victor Sandberg3/27/2015MAME
Anders Lasbo7/15/201560-in-1
Chris Gleed9/19/2015Arcade
Joe Dupree10/16/2015Arcade
Billy Gaines11/1/2015Arcade
Johnny Bonde12/27/2015Arcade
Aaron Truitt3/1/2016Arcade
Ryan Warmbrodt3/21/2016Arcade
ACU-AZU5/1/2016Arcade
Vincent Côté5/2/2016Arcade
Randy Yeager7/6/2016MAME
Damon Stewart8/17/2016Arcade
ASN Esperle8/28/2016Arcade
Andrew Garrett9/24/2016Arcade
Michael Kibbey12/15/2016MAME
Jason Horner12/27/2016Arcade
Shane Sawle3/19/2017MAME
Nathan Sheeks4/19/2017Arcade
John McCurdy4/19/2017MAME
Karsten Kühl4/30/2017Arcade
KML Citizen2345/5/2017MAME
DKK-OKINAWA211/6/2017Arcade
Richie Knucklez12/6/2017Arcade
Michael Downs2/14/2018Arcade
David Lyne2/23/2018MAME
Zach Kuhl3/1/2018Arcade
J P Buergers3/12/2018MAME
George Riley3/16/2018Arcade
Dave Clark3/17/2018Arcade
Jerry Cochran Jr.4/29/2018Arcade
"Flobeamer1922"6/28/2018MAME
Mathew McGill8/27/2018Arcade
Justin Elliott10/12/2018MAME
Tim Trieschmann11/20/2018Arcade
Josh Mayden11/30/2018Arcade
James Cook12/6/2018Arcade
Matt Tecchio1/2/2019MAME
Les Coffman1/16/2019Arcade
Duke Nickolas2/2/2019MAME
Joel Snavely2/22/2019Arcade
Carsten Lauridsen2/24/2019Arcade
Brad Williamson4/3/2019MAME
Paul Goguen5/8/2019MAME
Billy Mitchell (Jr.)7/30/2019Arcade
Mitch Mitchell8/18/2019Arcade
Matt Hall9/7/2019Arcade
Laura King Neville9/26/2019Arcade
Chris Henry10/1/2019MAME
Wade Wittmer10/17/2019MAME
Jay McClelland11/2/2019MAME
Craig Tubby2/15/2020MAME
Luke Brynycz3/14/2020Arcade
Arron Pitchford4/13/2020MAME
Steven Kleisath6/9/2020Arcade
Jason Vasiloff6/29/2020MAME
"Jason N/dknetter" 8/15/2020MAME
Ben Mazowita?/?/20??
Clayton Brookins?/?/20??
Brian Kuh?/?/20??
Shawn Cram?/?/20??

There are now 130 Donkey Kong kill-screeners on this list!

By year:
1980's: 2 (known)
1990's: 1
2000-2006: 2
2007 (King of Kong released): 4
2008: 1
2009: 7
2010: 4
2011: 7
2012: 10
2013: 17
2014: 14
2015: 7
2016: 10
2017: 7
2018: 13
2019: 14
2020: 6
Unknown year (2007-2013): 4, and all are unverified
« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 05:48:39 pm by ChrisP »
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

7/26/2013   Coin 35,946   710,800   18-1
7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

3,201,700: the $1 World Record?
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 04:44:41 pm »
Great list! Wasn't Robbie Lakeman's done on MAME?
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 04:49:26 pm »
We have our first correction!
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

7/26/2013   Coin 35,946   710,800   18-1
7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

3,201,700: the $1 World Record?
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 10:54:17 pm »
Yes it was on MAME :)

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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 10:56:18 pm »
I think Estel got a killscreen score of 999,800 on arcade.  I remember reading about it on TGI how all he needed was another smash or a couple of jumps to get the million.

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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 11:54:25 pm »
Yeah, I was watching Estel's game. What a heartbreaker!

Looking back in CAGDC's impromptu streaming thread, it looks like it was done on Feb. 11, 2012.

http://www.classicarcadegaming.com/forums/index.php/topic,1670.msg56752.html#msg56752
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 12:04:19 pm »
ooops
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 12:29:57 pm »
So the Chris Ayra killscreen was true? I know it's 'unofficial' but that particular one from 1982 is a pretty bold secret that was kept then.

BTW, hi guys...nice new forum!
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 01:22:40 pm »
Robbie, Estel's game definitely happened, but I am looking for *first* kill screens, and I don't think his almost-million game was his first.

Dave, Chris Mansfield (SanTe), corroborated Chris Ayra's kill screen on the TG incarnation of this thread. I don't doubt it, based on Ayra's general video game prowess (and how tight he was with Billy) and Manfield's level of awareness of the scene. Several names on this list have to be taken with a grain of salt anyway, so I'll just include him.

I am assuming that there may be a few unknown kill-screeners BITD. I can't imagine more than 3 or 4, given the level to which you'd have to push the game and the circumstances under which you'd have to learn back then, but I leave that possibility open. And I would definitely not be surprised at a couple of modern-day kill screeners who nobody knows about and who aren't interested in the community.

Jonathan McCourt, for example, got his kill screen in January of 2011 and none of us even knew he existed until over a year later.

In any case, that's why I'm not numbering this list. Even one gap makes the order meaningless, and there are almost certainly gaps.
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

7/26/2013   Coin 35,946   710,800   18-1
7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

3,201,700: the $1 World Record?
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 03:23:47 pm »
Hey Chris, My first kill screen was in March 2011  ;D
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 07:16:23 pm »
Added Thomas Bauer (December) and Mick Winzeler (TODAY!).

Since Steve Wiltshire hit it on September 17th, we've had six new kill-screeners, an average of one  every 22 days! :o
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

7/26/2013   Coin 35,946   710,800   18-1
7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

3,201,700: the $1 World Record?
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 01:33:24 pm »
Added Phil Tudose - 2/22/2013. ;)
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 04:11:43 pm »
My date is wrong but I couldn't even tell you what year I had my first killscreen. All I know is the score wasn't good enough to beat Ben Jos. :'(
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 06:28:59 am »
i remember ben mazowita having a video of his kill screen on youtube a few yrs back. couldnt find it just looking now. pretty sure he got his the year before the first kong off. he played well at K01 if i remember. 700-800k something like that. not sure what happened to him. the tri dk-dkjr-mariobros machine at a dave and busters in toronto was full of his scores as well. i remember at least one score above 900k on that machine. i scored 400k in one of the few games i had the time to play and that put me last on the scoreboard lol
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Re: Donkey Kong Kill-Screener Timeline
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2013, 09:29:49 pm »
Ethan Daniels just became #49 with a 894,100!

Congrats Ethan!
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