Recently, Steve Wiebe (Donkey Kong World champ and star of cult film ‘King of Kong’ recently gave an interview with Crave, and gave his thoughts on the future of the race for highest score possible
“Believe it or not, we’re still leaving some room at the top.” Wiebe told Crave. “But I think people put the theoretical score at around 1,200,000. And that’s if everything works out in your favor for the whole game and you have all of your lives at the end. Realistically, I think 1,150,000 is probably where it would be realistic to get a score.”
Wiebe’s world record now is 1,064,500. He doesn’t expect it to last long. “Right now, I’m taking a break. But I’m sure (past record holders) Billy (Mitchell) or Hank Chien or someone else will score higher. I don’t think this will be the last score to hold up,” he said.