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Donkey Kong

My older sister, Robin (she will get a kick out of this) had an orange fold-out two screen Donkey Kong game that she used as currency in order to get me to do her jobs around the house. I wish my incentives today gave me half as much enthusiasm. I sure that lots of us still have one tucked away somewhere. Simple, reliable and from an era before technology became a pain in the butt.


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Do You Remember Donkey Kong?

Do You Remember Donkey Kong?

  • kagomeshuko
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    I played this on my sister's Atari 2600.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember Donkey Kong in the arcades too, but the first game I ever played in the arcade was Gyruss (shoot-em up). I recently managed to get that working through MAME and relived some memories. It's still insanely difficult to finish! Those were the days...ahhh memories...
  • Anonymous user
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    Just to point out: "In an interview at E3 2001, the creator of Donkey Kong, Shigeru Miyamoto, said that when naming the character, he had confused the word "donkey" with "ass", and assumed that to an American audience, 'Donkey Kong' would clearly mean 'big stupid ape'." (Wikipedia Source) Actually "Ass Kong" would have been even worse!
  • Anonymous user
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    The arcade version of Donkey Kong (1981) was the first video game I ever played & it kick-started my love for video & arcade games which still continues today. Quick Fact: Jumpman, the hero of Donkey Kong became known as Mario when the Mario Bros. arcade game was released in 1983.