This is my all time favorite game. When I was growing up, I thought it was an unpopular game because I never saw other people playing it. I was a little surprised when I found out how popular it was, and is, a few years back. I played a lot of games when I was a kid, but I always came back to DK. When I was 12, I had a 250,000 point game which blew away my average game of 100,000. I had never seen any of the books, and had no clue what you needed to do to get past the 3rd elevators, but in that game, I did it. I probably made it to level 7 or so in that game. I had a ton of fun playing that game…on roller skates even! When I bought this DK (I think it was in 2008), I was still stuck in my normal 100k scores. A couple of years ago, I was able to regularly score 200k or more, with a top score of 287,500. I haven’t played much since then, and now I am back to the 100k games. I may get better again someday, but for now I am happy just playing a couple of games once in a while.