Donkey Kong is an arcade platformer created by Shigeru Miyamoto when he was tasked with converting the arcade game Radar Scope, a game that did poorly, into something that was more fun. In Donkey Kong the main character Jumpman, who would later be known as Mario, needs to climb a series of construction themed levels on his way up to rescue his girlfriend Pauline. Donkey Kong started out on the Arcade and has seen ports on the Game & Watch, NES, Atari 2600 and a ton of other systems.

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AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 04/12/2018 at 06:07pm

Just a funny aside, I was watching a review of Ready Player One the other day on YouTube, and one of the YouTubers referred to her first game she was really into as "Donkey Kong," but after talking more, it was clear she was actually referring to Donkey Kong Country.

Kids these days... lol

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/12/2018 at 07:24pm

You think that’s weird, I know someone whose favorite game when he was a kid was God of War 3. We’re getting old!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/15/2018 at 02:57am

Heh. One fun thing in DKC is that Cranky Kong is actual Donkey from the original game and Donkey is actually his son.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/15/2018 at 02:57am

I mean, i'm sure we all knew that but we didn't mention it in the Podcast so ... oblig factlet everyone knows to get more nerd cred.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/15/2018 at 04:10am

OK I had no idea honestly. That's cool

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