Donkey Kong high scores

  1. Donkey Kong high scores

    06-06-2020, 03:40 AM
    I'm currently looking into submitting my Donkey Kong high score.
    I noticed that the Twin Galaxies high score list isn't very long, particular in comparison to other "non-official" lists and I wonder what the reason for that is. Of course I noticed the extremely involved check list that one must work through in order to have your submission accepted. Is that list the reason why few people submit their scores and why subesquently the list is so short?
  2. 06-08-2020, 06:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by naujoks View Post
    I'm currently looking into submitting my Donkey Kong high score.
    I noticed that the Twin Galaxies high score list isn't very long, particular in comparison to other "non-official" lists and I wonder what the reason for that is. Of course I noticed the extremely involved check list that one must work through in order to have your submission accepted. Is that list the reason why few people submit their scores and why subesquently the list is so short?
    There are a number of reasons, and this isn't an exhaustive list by any means.

    Unlike a lot of individual arcade titles, the DK community was sufficiently large enough (and there existed sufficient interest among prospective members) that a specialist site was desirable - enter Donkeykongforum.com

    Since it's a specialist site, there's a great deal of collective knowledge in that community around the game, and it would appear based on your observations that prospective DK gamers are sufficiently satisfied to post their scores there alone. Once you get into the top 20 scores, there's a lot more overlap between TG and DKforums in reflecting the same scores.

    DKForum combines scores from arcade, MAME, Multi-game PCBs (x-in-1) onto the same leaderboard. At TG, they're tracked separately.

    There is more flexibility for having your score tracked at Donkeykongforum (although nearly everyone uses video). For example, if you're playing a game that turns out to be an epic one heading to the kill screen, and it's only at that point that you pull out a camera to record the last 25 minutes of your game, you can still submit that to DKForums (along with other things, like a cabinet video showing the inside, the control panel, etc if you're submitting for the first time), whereas today that same game wouldn't be accepted at TG since the requirement/expectation is continuous recording of the entire game along with cabinet interior check (NOTE: that wasn't always the case with TG, at one time you could submit photos of your score, for example).

    Let us know when you submit the score!
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  3. 07-23-2020, 08:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by The Evener View Post
    There are a number of reasons, and this isn't an exhaustive list by any means.

    Unlike a lot of individual arcade titles, the DK community was sufficiently large enough (and there existed sufficient interest among prospective members) that a specialist site was desirable - enter Donkeykongforum.com

    Since it's a specialist site, there's a great deal of collective knowledge in that community around the game, and it would appear based on your observations that prospective DK gamers are sufficiently satisfied to post their scores there alone. Once you get into the top 20 scores, there's a lot more overlap between TG and DKforums in reflecting the same scores.

    DKForum combines scores from arcade, MAME, Multi-game PCBs (x-in-1) onto the same leaderboard. At TG, they're tracked separately.

    There is more flexibility for having your score tracked at Donkeykongforum (although nearly everyone uses video). For example, if you're playing a game that turns out to be an epic one heading to the kill screen, and it's only at that point that you pull out a camera to record the last 25 minutes of your game, you can still submit that to DKForums (along with other things, like a cabinet video showing the inside, the control panel, etc if you're submitting for the first time), whereas today that same game wouldn't be accepted at TG since the requirement/expectation is continuous recording of the entire game along with cabinet interior check (NOTE: that wasn't always the case with TG, at one time you could submit photos of your score, for example).

    Let us know when you submit the score!
    Thanks for your answer. It helped me a lot.
  4. 07-28-2020, 08:09 PM
    There is more flexibility for having your score tracked at Donkeykongforum .
    slitherio
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