History VideoGame / DonkeyKong

21st Mar '17 6:02:58 AM tropower
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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Or in this case, named by the port. The DamselInDistress wasn't called Pauline until the NES version was released. She was originally an unnamed "lady".



* PaletteSwap: Blue barrels will spawn fireballs.

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* PaletteSwap: Blue barrels barrels[[note]]Which are likely meant to be steel kegs, but appear blue because of technical limitations.[[/note]] will spawn fireballs.
18th Mar '17 8:07:48 PM Prinzenick
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* ShoutOut: Pauline is named after the famous DamselInDistress from the FilmSerial ''The Perils of Pauline''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** Donkey Kong is named after ''[[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]]''.
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Pauline is named after the famous DamselInDistress from the FilmSerial ''The Perils of Pauline''.
16th Feb '17 10:30:05 PM bt8257
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The game's sequel, ''Donkey Kong Junior''[[note]]later shortened to ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' in the worldwide arcade release and certain home ports[[/note]], inverted the villain/hero roles; Donkey Kong Jr. had to rescue his father from Mario's clutches. The lesser-known ''Donkey Kong 3'' had an exterminator named Stanley trying to chase Donkey Kong away from his greenhouse with an insect repellant.

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The game's sequel, ''Donkey Kong Junior''[[note]]later shortened to ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' in the worldwide arcade release and certain home ports[[/note]], inverted the villain/hero roles; Donkey Kong Jr. had to rescue his father from Mario's clutches. The lesser-known ''Donkey Kong 3'' had an exterminator named Stanley trying to chase Donkey Kong away from his greenhouse with an insect repellant.
repellent.
5th Feb '17 9:54:20 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: A RealLife case happened during the development of the game -- Nintendo contracted Ikegami Co. Ltd. to code the ''Donkey Kong'' arcade game software and assemble the boards, but did not actually own the manufacturing rights to the game. A contract dispute soured relations between the two companies, and a court case ruled in favor of Ikegami Co. This has prevented Nintendo from re-releasing the original arcade game onto its various game systems. [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6422/the_secret_history_of_donkey_kong.php See here for more details.]]
22nd Jan '17 6:21:18 PM SuperLeviathan
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* {{Expy}}: Initially conceived as a ''{{Popeye}}'' game until Nintendo was unable to secure the rights from Kings Features, the three central characters were instead made into new ones, Popeye becoming Jumpman, Bluto becoming Donkey Kong, and Olive Oyl becoming Lady. A ''Popeye'' arcade game did get made some time later. The Jumpman/Mario in [[http://video-game-ephemera.com/image/045e395.jpg the illustration artwork for this game]] still bears a vestigal resemblance to Popeye (in particular the nose, chin and squinty eyes) that becomes downplayed in Mario's ArtEvolution.

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* {{Expy}}: Initially conceived as a ''{{Popeye}}'' game until Nintendo was unable to secure the rights from Kings Features, the three central characters were instead made into new ones, Popeye becoming Jumpman, Bluto becoming Donkey Kong, and Olive Oyl becoming Lady. A ''Popeye'' arcade game did get made some time later. The Jumpman/Mario in [[http://video-game-ephemera.com/image/045e395.jpg the illustration artwork for this game]] still bears a vestigal resemblance to Popeye (in particular the nose, chin and squinty eyes) that becomes downplayed in after Mario's ArtEvolution.
22nd Jan '17 6:20:57 PM SuperLeviathan
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* {{Expy}}: Initially conceived as a ''{{Popeye}}'' game until Nintendo was unable to secure the rights from Kings Features, the three central characters were instead made into new ones, Popeye becoming Jumpman, Bluto becoming Donkey Kong, and Olive Oyl becoming Lady. A ''Popeye'' arcade game did get made some time later. The Jumpman/Mario in [[http://video-game-ephemera.com/image/045e395.jpg the illustration artwork for this game]] still bears a vestigal resemblance to Popeye (in particular the nose, chin and squinty eyes) that become downplayed in Mario's ArtEvolution.

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* {{Expy}}: Initially conceived as a ''{{Popeye}}'' game until Nintendo was unable to secure the rights from Kings Features, the three central characters were instead made into new ones, Popeye becoming Jumpman, Bluto becoming Donkey Kong, and Olive Oyl becoming Lady. A ''Popeye'' arcade game did get made some time later. The Jumpman/Mario in [[http://video-game-ephemera.com/image/045e395.jpg the illustration artwork for this game]] still bears a vestigal resemblance to Popeye (in particular the nose, chin and squinty eyes) that become becomes downplayed in Mario's ArtEvolution.
22nd Jan '17 6:20:26 PM SuperLeviathan
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* {{Expy}}: Initially conceived as a ''{{Popeye}}'' game until Nintendo was unable to secure the rights from Kings Features, the three central characters were instead made into new ones, Popeye becoming Jumpman, Bluto becoming Donkey Kong, and Olive Oyl becoming Lady. A ''Popeye'' arcade game did get made some time later. The Jumpman in the illustration artwork for this game still has some vestigal resemblance to Popeye (in particular the big nose, chin and squinty eyes).

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* {{Expy}}: Initially conceived as a ''{{Popeye}}'' game until Nintendo was unable to secure the rights from Kings Features, the three central characters were instead made into new ones, Popeye becoming Jumpman, Bluto becoming Donkey Kong, and Olive Oyl becoming Lady. A ''Popeye'' arcade game did get made some time later. The Jumpman Jumpman/Mario in [[http://video-game-ephemera.com/image/045e395.jpg the illustration artwork for this game game]] still has some bears a vestigal resemblance to Popeye (in particular the big nose, chin and squinty eyes).eyes) that become downplayed in Mario's ArtEvolution.
22nd Jan '17 6:17:07 PM SuperLeviathan
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* {{Expy}}: Initially conceived as a ''{{Popeye}}'' game until Nintendo was unable to secure the rights from Kings Features, the three central characters were instead made into new ones, Popeye becoming Jumpman, Bluto becoming Donkey Kong, and Olive Oyl becoming Lady. A ''Popeye'' arcade game did get made some time later.

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* {{Expy}}: Initially conceived as a ''{{Popeye}}'' game until Nintendo was unable to secure the rights from Kings Features, the three central characters were instead made into new ones, Popeye becoming Jumpman, Bluto becoming Donkey Kong, and Olive Oyl becoming Lady. A ''Popeye'' arcade game did get made some time later. The Jumpman in the illustration artwork for this game still has some vestigal resemblance to Popeye (in particular the big nose, chin and squinty eyes).
17th Jan '17 12:09:54 PM Mythtaker
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* {{Revenge}}: Donkey Kong's reason for kidnapping Jumpman's girlfriend as he had enough being mistreated by Jumpman.
8th Jan '17 6:19:23 PM rjd1922
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* ShoutOut: Pauline is named after the famous DasmelInDistress from the FilmSerial ''The Perils of Pauline''.

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* ShoutOut: Pauline is named after the famous DasmelInDistress DamselInDistress from the FilmSerial ''The Perils of Pauline''.
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