The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Don't get chumpatized

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Podcast Release Date:
Jan 16, 2018

Video Game Series

No matter what we say it causes controversy. Sorta like the abortion issue

The Now Playing Arcade is now open! Justin, Stuart, and Arnie are reviewing every movie based on a video game in a new retrospective that kicks off with The King Of Kong/. Is this 2006 documentary about the heyday of coin-op machines (and the geeks who never stopped playing them) worth your quarters? Listen now and find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Video Game Series
Original Title
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Title
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Director
Seth Gordon
Author
Producer
Writer
Seth Gordon
Actors
Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Walter Day, Mark Alpiger, Greg Bond, Craig Glenday, Brian Kuh, Robert Mruczek, Todd Rogers, Steve Sanders, Doris Self, Roy Shildt, Mike Thompson, Derek Wiebe, Jillian Wiebe, Nicole Wiebe, Adam Wood
Runtime
1 h 23 min
Release Date
25 March 2007
Genres
Documentary
Overview
In this hilarious arcade showdown, a humble novice goes head-to-head against the reigning Donkey Kong champ in a confrontation that rocks the gaming world to its processors! For over 20 years, Billy Mitchell has owned the throne of the Donkey Kong world. No one could beat his top score until now. Newcomer Steve Wiebe claims to have beaten the unbeatable, but Mitchell isn't ready to relinquish his crown without a fight. Go behind the barrels as the two battle it out in a vicious war to earn the title of the true King of Kong.

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