After yesterday learning that Billy Mitchell’s scores were removed from TwinGalaxies and he has been banned from future competition, we just now learned that his high scores for Donkey Kong and Pac-Man have been removed from Guinness World Records.
A spokesperson told Variety
“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…..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.”
“We also recognize records for first perfect score on ‘Pac-Man’ and Highest score on ‘Pac-Man….Twin Galaxies was the original source of verification for these record titles and in line with their decision to remove all of Mr. Mitchell’s records from their system, we have disqualified Mr. Mitchell as the holder of these two records. Guinness World Records will look to update and find the appropriate holder of these records in the next few days. “