Watch: 'King of Kong' Steve Wiebe Plays 'Wreck It-Ralph' Video Game
Documentary and video game fans alike were already on the edge of their seat watching King of Kong, a chronicle of the competition between gamers Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell to achieve the world record high score on the original Donkey Kong arcade game. That battle still continues to this day, but Wiebe took some time away from Donkey Kong to do battle with a soon-to-be-famous video game. The gamer went to Gameworks in Seattle during the Penny Arcade Expo (orPAX) to play Fix-It Felix Jr., the video game (which you can play right now) from Disney’s November animated release Wreck-It Ralph. Watch below!
Here's a video of Steve Wiebe playing Fix-It Felix Jr. (found via SlashFilm):
And here's an interview with Steve Wiebe about playing the game itself:
Wiebe set the high score on the game, and if anyone beat it before the end of the weekend, they won a special screening of the film in their hometown. There's no word on whether or not anyone was able to beat his score. This is a pretty cool marketing stunt to promote the film for video game fans and those who have seen the documentary that feels like an underdog sports film akin to Rocky, Rudy and other classics. The first trailer and Olympic TV spots for Wreck-It Ralph got me really excited for the film, so I can't wait to see what Disney brings to the table when the animated film hits theaters on November 2nd this fall. Cool?