12 February, 2008

King of Kong: A fistful of quarters

This is being release, I believe, Feb 28 in Australia.
Last night I managed to see it with a friend.
King of Kong is a documentary style movie about two guys. One holds the record for high score on the arcade classic Donkey Kong. The other guy is challenging him 25 years after the high score was created; it has been un-threatened till now.
I saw this with a gamer friend surrounded by arty cutting edge fashion and culture fans. As we left the theatre, after so much laughing at the movie and at the ppl in the movie, I just had to ask. "As funny as that was did you feel like you were being mocked at times?" The answer "Yes and no"
This movie is about hard core arcade gamers. We're talking about the classic games from the 80's. We're talking arcade games of Donkey Kong, Frogger, Q*bert, PacMan and Mrs PacMan. At the begin of the movie it is explained how these classic games are very different from the new video games like Halo, Super Mario Bros, Assassins Creed, Burnout, Baldurs Gate, Final Fantasy's and The Legend of Zelda's. For that you'll have to go see it.
This is certainly worth watching. To the question, out of 10? I'd say 7.5


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