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Donkey Kong 3 World Record Arcade Machine

This is a pretty unique auction. For sale by George Riley, the current world record holder for Donkey Kong 3 Arcade in both Marathon and Tournament settings, is the machine he used to set said records.

Of note is the fact that I was the first person ever to be recognized for getting a score of over 3 million points, and thereby flipping the game 3 different times for the first time ever. For some history it needs to be noted that only 3 different Donkey Kong arcade games were ever released in the United States during the early 80’s. They being Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and of course Donkey Kong 3. The first two have fame for being featured in the film King of Kong. Now the odds of getting a machine that has held the record on Donkey Kong, or Donkey Kong Jr. are pretty slim. So here is your opportunity to own a piece of history.

Now about the condition. This machine used to be originally a Donkey Kong machine before they turned it into a DK3 machine. The spraying butten works great, and I have never had a problem with it. Now the controller is a different story. It at times seems hard to move, but it is still playable. The fact that I was able to get a world record on this machine would make this obvious. Now the main problem that has come up with the machine as of late is the fact that the monitor has been acting screwy. For instance right after I uploaded a 2.4 million point game to Youtube the screen went down about a third making it so you could not see Stanley on the bottom level. From what I can see this only happens when you play the game excessively at one time. So if you are an average player who dies out in 10 to 15 minutes you will probably have no problems. I will also provide links to Youtube to show the game play of the machine. The video was made just recently about 3 days before auction, so it is still fresh. The pictures that you see though were taken the day of auction. I will start off the auction redicously low at .99 cents. Since I can’t really ship this I will make it Pick Up Only, but I don’t mind if you find a third party company that will pick up the machine from my apartment to ship it out at your cost. Just let them know that I live on the second floor of an Apartment building, and there is no elevator. Thank you very much for looking, and good luck!:)

P.S. one more thing, If you want me to autograph the machine I will gladly do that. Just tell me what you want to put. Thanks again.

Here’s a video of him playing the game:

The auction is SUPER CHEAP at the moment with 10 hours to go. If you live near Adelanto, California than this could be a nice steal.

(Thanks Kelly!)

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  1. I was surprised that it doesn’t say “reserve not met” when I looked at the auction. Too bad I live across the country or I would have been bidding on it.

  2. That’s the problem with items like this; they’re just too damn heavy to ship so unless you find someone local that is really interested you won’t get much, especially when it comes to open auction. .99 listings w/ no reserve for what are basically pickup only items = a nono.

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