Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


The King of Kong: a fistful of quarters and human emotion


1:52 PM on 07.09.2007



Billy Mitchell refuses to be dirtied in the dust trail of next-gen gaming. Sure, his era of the "Golden Age of Arcade Games" has tragically ended to the mercy of DDR machines. And yes, he was deftly defeated by more than a handful of national gamers at the Pacman World Championships a month ago. And then of course the popularity of highly maintained mullets has only lingered on the manes of red necks and Rod Stewert. But Billy Mitchell knows how to keep his name in the game.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, a documentary starring Mitchell along with several other arcade fanatics, tells the story of the few who's obsessive quest is to beat the world records of classic arcade games. Steve Sanders, the everyman acarde gamer, attempts to dream the impossible dream by defeating said "Windmill" of Donkey Kong scores, Billy Mitchell. Competition, human emotion, mullets, desperation, "brief sexual reference" (according to the MPAA PG-13 rating), and more retired hairstyles of the 80's engulf the film. Mitchell even claims controversy, remarking "No matter what what I say, it draws controversy. It's sort of like the abortion issue." With the clearcut connection between abortion and arcade games finally established, this film looks to be a swell see for the summer gamer.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Arcade

12:30 PM on 03.17.2015
Geometry Wars 3 is evolving with 40 new stages and Hardcore Mode

This is unexpected. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is rolling out a free update across all platforms (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) on March 31, 2015 that's large enough to warrant a name change. Going forward, the game wil...more



2:30 PM on 03.11.2015
Sega brings back OutRun with style for the 3D Classics Series

One of the great things about Sega's ongoing 3DS Classics series is that it allows retro games from the publisher's past to find a new audience. And given its rich and diverse history of quirky and fan-favorite titles, there'...more



9:00 PM on 02.18.2015
Flex those muscles, Machamp

This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry.more



View all Arcade






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more