History Franchise / DonkeyKong

4th Jul '16 7:38:00 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Both of the villains from the Retro-created "Returns" series have been entirely new and unrelated to the Kremlings.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: Both of the villains from the Retro-created "Returns" series have been entirely new and unrelated to the Kremlings.
17th Jun '16 12:31:20 AM erforce
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Rare was later bought out by Microsoft, leaving the franchise in a state of limbo. Nintendo still kept the rights to all elements of the ''DKC'' games introduced by Rare. During this period, they collaborated with [[NamcoBandai Namco]] to produce the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga'' series of {{Rhythm Game}}s, which used elements of the DKC trilogy, and the platform game ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'', which was set outside the continuity and used no elements from the Rare games. The franchise was eventually given to Paon, who produced ''DK King of Swing'' and ''DK Jungle Climber'', two games reminiscient of CluCluLand set in the Rare continuity, as well as the RacingGame ''DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''. The American subsidiary Nintendo Software Technology also produced ''MarioVsDonkeyKong'', which reunited Mario with his former rival (or probably the son/grandson of his former rival). The limbo came to an end when RetroStudios released ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', which marked a return to the 2D platforming style, and its success led to the production of [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze a sequel]].

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Rare was later bought out by Microsoft, leaving the franchise in a state of limbo. Nintendo still kept the rights to all elements of the ''DKC'' games introduced by Rare. During this period, they collaborated with [[NamcoBandai Namco]] to produce the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga'' series of {{Rhythm Game}}s, which used elements of the DKC trilogy, and the platform game ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'', which was set outside the continuity and used no elements from the Rare games. The franchise was eventually given to Paon, who produced ''DK King of Swing'' and ''DK Jungle Climber'', two games reminiscient of CluCluLand set in the Rare continuity, as well as the RacingGame ''DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''. The American subsidiary Nintendo Software Technology also produced ''MarioVsDonkeyKong'', ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'', which reunited Mario with his former rival (or probably the son/grandson of his former rival). The limbo came to an end when RetroStudios released ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', which marked a return to the 2D platforming style, and its success led to the production of [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze a sequel]].
16th Apr '16 5:19:56 PM DrNoPuma
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* KingKoopaCopy: Many of the villains are highly reminiscient of the Koopa King:
** King K. Rool is often seen as the series' answer to Bowser. He is an overweight yet muscular crocodile who is green, has sharp teeth, menacing claws, and is the leader of an army of crocodiles known as the Kremlings. Throughout the series, he and the Kremlings have often stolen Donkey Kong's banana hoard, captured Donkey Kong and/or his friends, or any combination of the two.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' gives us [[spoiler:Tiki Tong]], leader of the villainous Tiki Tak Tribe. He's get RedEyesTakeWarning, a JaggedMouth, and a scary roar.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'''s main villain, Lord Frederik, is a powerful warlord who leads the vikings known as Snowmads. Like K. Rool, he too is pretty tubby, but still able to put up a fight. Interestingly, he's AnIcePerson, while Bowser is PlayingWithFire.
21st Jan '16 4:54:30 PM jakeroo123
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* ContinuitySnarl: The timelines presented by this series and the rest of the Mario franchise don't match up very well. Cranky Kong was the original DK, who fought Mario in his debut. He had a son, Donkey Kong Junior, who was quite young at the time. The current DK is Cranky's grandson, yet somehow also the same age as Mario.
13th Jan '16 9:04:09 AM Jeduthun
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: How "Donkey Kong" got his name. Miyamoto was looking for a word in English that meant "stubborn" or "foolish" to match the character's personality, hence "Donkey." And he assumed from ''Film/KingKong'' that "Kong" was the English word for "big ape." Hence "Donkey Kong" "big stubborn ape."
24th Nov '15 7:14:18 AM MissConception
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** ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars''



** ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber''

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** ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber''''[[VideoGame/DKJungleClimber DK: Jungle Climber]]''
24th Nov '15 7:11:51 AM MissConception
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** ''Donkey Konga 3''

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** ''Donkey Konga 3''3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku''
24th Nov '15 7:10:47 AM MissConception
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** ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis''
** ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again''

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** ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis''
Minis!''
** ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again''Again!''
24th Nov '15 5:36:01 AM MissConception
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Donkey Kong made his debut in the 1981 arcade game ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''. The premise of the game was that a gorilla named Donkey Kong kidnapped the girlfriend of a carpenter nicknamed Jumpman and escaped into a construction zone. Jumpman then had to brave the game's four levels, each one with many obstacles, in order to rescue his girlfriend. ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' was the UrExample of the genre known as the PlatformGame. The game was the BreakthroughHit of Creator/{{Nintendo}} as a video game company, paving the way for their later success in the industry.

DK later returned in the game's sequel: ''Donkey Kong Jr'' In this game, however, DK was made a DistressedDude by Jumpman, newly rechristened as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], in revenge for kidnapping Pauline. DK had to be rescued by his son, Donkey Kong Jr., from Mario, who kept DK in a cage and summoned many creatures to stop DK Jr. from rescuing his father.

After ''DK Jr.'', Mario would later go on to establish [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros his own franchise]] separate from DK. First, he would star in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'', where he and his brother Luigi (who made his debut there) had to deal with the creatures in the Brooklyn sewers. Afterwards, he and Luigi starred in the landmark ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', which [[TropeCodifier codified]] the standards for the PlatformGame genre and made Mario the mascot of Nintendo and the centerpiece of their gaming empire.

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Donkey Kong made his debut in the 1981 arcade game ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''. The premise of the game was that a gorilla named Donkey Kong kidnapped the girlfriend of a carpenter nicknamed Jumpman maiden and escaped into a construction zone. Jumpman the carpenter then had to brave the game's four levels, each one with many obstacles, in order to rescue his girlfriend.the lady. ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' was the UrExample of the genre known as the PlatformGame. The game was the BreakthroughHit of Creator/{{Nintendo}} as a video game company, paving the way for their later success in the industry.

DK later returned in the game's sequel: ''Donkey Kong Jr'' Junior''. In this game, however, DK was made a DistressedDude by Jumpman, newly rechristened as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], in revenge for kidnapping Pauline.the beautiful girl (later named Pauline). DK had to be rescued by his son, Donkey Kong Jr., from Mario, who kept DK in a cage and summoned many creatures to stop DK Jr. from rescuing his father.

After ''DK Jr.'', Mario would later go on to establish [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros his own franchise]] separate from DK. First, he would star in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'', where he and his brother Luigi (who made his debut there) had to deal with the creatures in the Brooklyn New York sewers. Afterwards, he and Luigi starred in the landmark ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', which [[TropeCodifier codified]] the standards for the PlatformGame genre and made Mario the mascot of Nintendo and the centerpiece of their gaming empire.



** ''Donkey Kong Jr''

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** ''Donkey Kong Jr''Junior''



** ''Mario Vs. Donkey Kong''
** ''Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: March of the Minis''
** ''Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again''
** ''Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem''

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** ''Mario Vs.vs. Donkey Kong''
** ''Mario Vs. vs. Donkey Kong: Kong 2: March of the Minis''
** ''Mario Vs.vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again''
** ''Mario Vs.vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem''



** ''DK King of Swing''

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** ''DK ''DK: King of Swing''
23rd Oct '15 8:15:22 PM WaxingName
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Throughout its life, the ''Donkey Kong'' franchise has maintained a connection to its daughter franchise, ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]''. DK himself appeared in several ''Mario'' spinoffs like the ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' series, ''VideoGame/MarioTennis'' series, and the ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series. For a while, Creator/{{Nintendo}} was reluctant to incorporate the elements from the {{Rare}} games with the extended ''Mario'' universe, as they were unsure if they could use those elements. The DKC elements were finally integrated into the extended ''Mario'' universe with ''Mario Kart: Double Dash!!'', which featured Diddy Kong as a playable character. Since then, other DKC characters have made appearances in the ''Mario'' spinoffs, among them Funky Kong and the Kremlings. Donkey Kong is also a perennial playable character of the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series of {{Fighting Game}}s, which, unlike the ''Mario'' spinoffs, has incorporated DKC elements from the very beginning. Diddy Kong later joined in ''Brawl''.

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Throughout its life, the ''Donkey Kong'' franchise has maintained a connection to its daughter franchise, ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]''. DK himself appeared in several ''Mario'' spinoffs like the ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' series, ''VideoGame/MarioTennis'' series, and the ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series. For a while, Creator/{{Nintendo}} was reluctant to incorporate the elements from the {{Rare}} games with the extended ''Mario'' universe, as they were unsure if they could use those elements.due to ambiguous IP rights between Nintendo and Rare. The DKC elements were finally integrated into the extended ''Mario'' universe with ''Mario Kart: Double Dash!!'', which featured Diddy Kong as a playable character. Since then, other DKC characters have made appearances in the ''Mario'' spinoffs, among them Funky Kong and the Kremlings. Donkey Kong is also a perennial playable character of the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series of {{Fighting Game}}s, which, unlike the ''Mario'' spinoffs, has incorporated DKC elements from the very beginning. Diddy Kong later joined in ''Brawl''.
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