Billy Mitchell. The man, the myth, the legend. I have never been more inspired by a single person in a movie like I was by Billy in King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters. He is at the top of his game in all endeavors of his life. His refusal to settle for second place and his quest for perfection in everything he participates in is intoxicating.
It’s not every day that you get named the video game player of the CENTURY. Not only did Billy record the first perfect Pac-Man game ever but he was also named one of the top 10 most influential gamers of all-time by MTV. The man even has his own Topps trading card. Who cares if he only holds one current world record, one that he shares with five other players. The fact that he never backs down from a challenge makes him a true role model for all young people.
Billy didn’t just settle for the top spot in the video gaming arena, he also took his talents to the hot sauce game, producing the world famous “Rickey’s World Famous Sauces”. He also owns a very exclusive, invite-only restaurant creatively named “Rickey’s World Famous Restaurant,” only open to winners like him, which is exactly why Steve Wiebe was not welcome there in the documentary.
Billy does not take no for an answer, and he’s not afraid to cheat with fake video tapes to get what he wants. He also is a man of his word, practicing what he preaches by always setting his records in public arcades. Kids and adults alike look up to him, and he never lets them down. He even helps an elderly woman achieve her dream by sponsoring her trip to set a world record at Funspot.
He’s also at the pinnacle of fashion, wearing ties that radiate nothing but freedom and courage. His love for America is ever-present in his use of USA as his high-score initials. He loves his country more than anything. And have you seen his hair? Flawless. The man has beautiful locks, it’s as simple as that. And his wife? Actually I won’t go there.
Bottom line, Billy Mitchell is the man.