Almost exactly six years after being stricken from the record by the scorekeepers at Twin Galaxies, Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong’s scores are back in the (historical) books. In a statement released Tuesday, Twin Galaxies announced that it was restoring all of Mitchell’s scores to its official historical database but not, mind you, its modern leaderboards.

Mitchell was originally booted off of Twin Galaxies’ record books after a member of its forums named Xelnia—real name Jeremy Young—posted a thread disputing that Mitchell had attained his scores on original, unmodified hardware. Young alleged that Mitchell had actually gotten his scores via arcade emulator MAME, making them invalid for inclusion in the arcade category. 

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