King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/16/13
"Anything can happen in Donkey Kong." Gamer, geek, or plain ordinary men can enjoy this. This rater has played the games (Pacman & Donkey Kong) with more affluent neighbors who had Atari's. The difficulty of the games gameplay were just maddening, fun and addictive. The dissection of Donkey Kong on the video was insightful. Billy Mitchell's groundbreaking record, Steve Wiebe's attempt to break the record, Guiness World Records, Walter Day's story and more were very entertaining. Soundtrack was fantastic including a rare The Cure track and Eye of the Tiger to pump things up. From the editing, detailed timelines/locations and soundtrack, this is flawless. The documentary focuses not only on skilled gamers, but also on fame, competition, positive thinking, perfection, pride, addiction, passion, envy and validity in terms of attaining new records. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is definitely one for the record books in terms of documentary film-making and trivia for gamers/competitive people.