The Donkey Kong universe champion has been nude of a record he set for a 1981 arcade classical following claims he did not use an strange machine.
Twin Galaxies, that marks video games records, believes that Billy Mitchell’s 1,047,200 measure on a strange Donkey Kong was achieved regulating an emulator.
An emulator is a mechanism module that replicates an arcade or console machine.
Twin Galaxies was alerted by Donkey Kong forum judge Jeremy Young.
Mr Young suspected that images seen in a video of Mr Mitchell’s Donkey Kong universe record run were unfit to beget on an arcade machine.
He believed that a diversion contingency have been played on an emulator.
Twin Galaxies afterwards did a a possess investigations, that led it to interpretation that Mr Mitchell had not used a strange arcade machine.
In a post on a findings, Twin Galaxies said: “Based on a finish physique of justification presented in this central brawl thread, Twin Galaxies executive staff has unanimously motionless to mislay all of Billy Mitchell’s scores as good as anathema him from participating in a rival leaderboards.
“We have told Guinness World Records of a decision.”
The BBC has contacted Mr Mitchell for comment.
As good as conducting a possess investigation, Twin Galaxies pronounced it had taken into comment during slightest dual opposite third-party inquiries that came to “identical conclusions”.
It concluded: “With this ruling, Twin Galaxies can no longer recognize Billy Mitchell as a initial million-point Donkey Kong record holder. “
It pronounced that record would now be bestowed on another gamer, Steve Wiebe.