History VideoGame / DonkeyKong

30th Jul '17 1:19:02 PM Sammettik
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* NoOSHACompliance: It's understandable that a giant ape could cause a few collapsed walkways and broken ladders in a construction site, but who's responsible for letting him get up there in the first place?

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It's understandable that a giant ape could cause a few collapsed walkways and broken ladders in a construction site, but who's responsible for letting him get up there in the first place?place?
** Forget the barrels and jacks, what kind of oil spawns ''living fire monsters''?
30th Jul '17 1:13:00 PM Sammettik
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* ExcusePlot: The ever popular "Guy chases after other guy who kidnapped his girl".
30th Jul '17 1:08:41 PM Sammettik
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* AntiVillain: Donkey Kong's reason for kidnapping Jumpman's girlfriend is that he had enough being mistreated by Jumpman. Jumpman locked up Donkey Kong because of his rampage.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: This whole plot got started because Jumpman was ([[AllThereInTheManual allegedly]]) an animal abuser. Quite a far cry from the kind-hearted hero he is now known as. Donkey Kong was also more of a mindless animal as opposed to his present BigFun portrayal.
29th Jul '17 4:45:59 AM jormis29
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** Pauline is named after the famous DamselInDistress from the FilmSerial ''The Perils of Pauline''.

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** Pauline is named after the famous DamselInDistress from the FilmSerial ''The Perils of Pauline''.''Film/ThePerilsOfPauline''.
28th Jul '17 4:17:40 PM HarpieSiren
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The game is more-or-less single-handedly successful for saving the then-fledgling Nintendo of America. After having numerous arcade games tank, the then-president of Nintendo of Japan sent over circuit boards containing ''Donkey Kong''. They installed the game in an old ''Radar Scope'' arcade cabinet and set it up at a nearby bar, the Spot Tavern. The first day in, it made $30. The next day, it broke down too many quarters had caused a short circuit[[note]]Interestingly, the exact same thing happened when VideoGame/{{Pong]] was field tested.[[/note]]. Soon after that, Nintendo of America was assembling and shipping ''Donkey Kong'' machines all over the country, and the company was saved by this single game from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto.

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The game is more-or-less single-handedly successful for saving the then-fledgling Nintendo of America. After having numerous arcade games tank, the then-president of Nintendo of Japan sent over circuit boards containing ''Donkey Kong''. They installed the game in an old ''Radar Scope'' arcade cabinet and set it up at a nearby bar, the Spot Tavern. The first day in, it made $30. The next day, it broke down too many quarters had caused a short circuit[[note]]Interestingly, the exact same thing happened when VideoGame/{{Pong]] VideoGame/{{Pong}} was field tested.[[/note]]. Soon after that, Nintendo of America was assembling and shipping ''Donkey Kong'' machines all over the country, and the company was saved by this single game from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto.
9th Jul '17 3:31:17 AM tropower
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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Or maybe everything's worse with an ape.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: While only mentioned in [[AllThereInTheManual the instructions]] Pauline was this originally, only being called "the lady" until the NES version was released in North America.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Or maybe everything's worse with an ape.[[note]]Monkeys have tails, while apes don't.[[/note]]
29th Jun '17 10:34:44 PM Sammettik
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* {{Mascot}}: What Mario would eventually become this for Nintendo, starting with this game. Donkey Kong also enjoyed a big role in the limelight.

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* {{Mascot}}: What Mario would eventually become this for Nintendo, starting with this game. Donkey Kong also enjoyed a big role in the limelight.
29th Jun '17 10:25:55 PM Sammettik
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* AntiVillain: Donkey Kong's reason for kidnapping Jumpman's girlfriend is that he had enough being mistreated by Jumpman. Jumpman locked up Donkey Kong because of his rampage.



* {{Mascot}}: What Mario would eventually become for Nintendo, starting with this game. Donkey Kong also enjoyed a big role in the limelight with his antagonist.

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* {{Mascot}}: What Mario would eventually become this for Nintendo, starting with this game. Donkey Kong also enjoyed a big role in the limelight with his antagonist.limelight.



* {{Revenge}}: Donkey Kong's reason for kidnapping Jumpman's girlfriend as he had enough being mistreated by Jumpman.
29th Jun '17 10:19:45 PM Sammettik
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* VillainProtagonist: It's worth noting that [=DK=]'s kidnapping Pauline was a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal, and said betrayal was because of Jumpman[=/=]Mario mistreating the big lug. Hell, Mr. Video Game himself was the BigBad of the sequel.
25th Jun '17 6:25:43 AM tropower
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* DamselInDistress: The (originally) unnamed "lady" (Pauline[[note]]She was first called by this name in the instruction manual for the Famicom / NES version[[/note]]) fills this role.

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* DamselInDistress: The (originally) unnamed "lady" (Pauline[[note]]She was first called by this name in the instruction manual for the Famicom / North American NES version[[/note]]) release.[[/note]]) fills this role.
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