Guinness Strips Billy Mitchell of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Records
Update: Guinness World Records has removed Billy Mitchell’s world records, including his Dokey Kong high scores and his perfect Pac-Man run.
The organization will no longer recognize his records in the wake of Twin Galaxies’ decision to remove his scores from its leaderboards after discovering he didn’t use a regulation Donkey Kong arcade cabinet.
“Twin Galaxies is Guinness World Records’ trusted adviser on video game high scores and as such we rely on it to monitor high score gaming records and handle any and all disputes that occur within its community,” Guinness said in a statement sent to IGN. “The Guinness World Records titles relating to Mr. Mitchell’s highest scores on Donkey Kong have all been disqualified due to Twin Galaxies being our source of verification for these achievements.”