Sunday 28 November 2010

Ric Recommends:The King of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters

A documentary movie about two guys competing for the world record on an 80's video game just shouldn't be this good but you will be captivated as Steve Wiebe challenges 20 year record holder Billy Mitchell and begins an intense rivalry that continues to this day.

The game in question is Donkey Kong, one of the most difficult games to master from the golden era of the arcades.

Any child of the 1980's (especially any that spent time in arcades playing the likes of Space Invaders and Galaga) will love it but it comes highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a real life drama, albeit one that features some very eccentric individuals.

Check it out:


  1. Guess I'll have to watch it to see who wins.
    I know over in Japan they are die-hard serious about their PC and console games as well.

  2. This movie was amazing. Captivating is the perfect word to describe it.

  3. Alex, I've always thought that the retro games were much more fun and this film is a must for any 80's arcade fan.

    Thanks Matt, glad to hear you enjoyed it.


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