Donkey Kong

Nintendo’s original platformer and the first appearance of Mario, Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that got ported to everything under the sun.


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NES Essentials: Donkey Kong Jr. - If there’s one thing Nintendo has absolutely always been good at, it’s sequels. How do you follow up a big hit like Donkey Kong? More of the same? Some lesser companies might think that is a good way of doing things, but not Nintendo — even back in the ’80s. Instead, they chose to take a very … Continue reading NES Essentials: Donkey Kong Jr.
Game Boy Essentials: Donkey Kong - You know Donkey Kong, right? Classic Nintendo arcade game, origin of Mario? Sure you do. Donkey Kong is a classic with good reason: it’s solid arcade fare. Its mechanics are simple and straightforward to understand, it’s friendly to quick play sessions, it’s enormously addictive and it consistently challenges its players with just minor, progressively more difficult … Continue reading Game Boy Essentials: Donkey Kong
Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong - Today, Nintendo is primarily known for its excellent first-party games that it produces for its unique consoles and handhelds. But there was a time when Nintendo games were a lot more platform-agnostic than they are now. That time was the early ’80s — specifically, the years before the release of the Famicom in 1983, and … Continue reading Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong

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