History VideoGame / DonkeyKong

8th Sep '16 8:08:23 AM YellowYoshi398
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* FollowTheLeader: The game was endlessly ripped off by other Japanese games companies, both straight clones and also variations - one of which, the 3D-isometric ''Congo Bongo'', was foreshadowing-ly made by Creator/{{Sega}}. It also had home version clones, one of which was ''VideoGame/{{Miner 2049er}}''.
16th May '16 12:50:59 PM Prinzenick
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/interactive/fiercekong.jpg boxart]] for the UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} port of the game turned the cartoonish Donkey Kong into a downright scary looking monster with glowing eyes and a military buzzcut. Mario looks like a circus strongman holding a golden [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Mjolnir.]]

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/interactive/fiercekong.jpg boxart]] for the UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} port of the game turned the cartoonish Donkey Kong into a downright scary looking monster with glowing eyes and a military macho buzzcut. Mario looks like a circus strongman holding a golden [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Mjolnir.]]
16th May '16 12:50:26 PM Prinzenick
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Everyone knows Donkey Kong, right? Well, certainly not like ''[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/interactive/fiercekong.jpg this.]]''

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Everyone knows Donkey Kong, right? Well, certainly not like ''[[http://www.The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/interactive/fiercekong.jpg this.]]''boxart]] for the UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} port of the game turned the cartoonish Donkey Kong into a downright scary looking monster with glowing eyes and a military buzzcut. Mario looks like a circus strongman holding a golden [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Mjolnir.]]
16th May '16 12:48:47 PM Prinzenick
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Everyone knows Donkey Kong, right? Well, certainly not like ''[[http://lvls.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/int-dk.jpg this.]]''

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Everyone knows Donkey Kong, right? Well, certainly not like ''[[http://lvls.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/int-dk.''[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/interactive/fiercekong.jpg this.]]''
17th Mar '16 6:46:39 AM Prinzenick
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* DerivativeDifferentiation: The original arcade game was born out of this kind of serendipity; Nintendo, still trying to get their foot in the American game market in 1981, tried releasing a standard Space Invaders clone called Radarscope in the arcades; while it did well overseas, it completely flopped in the US and left them stuck with thousands of unsold cabinets. This prompted them to place Shigeru Miyamoto in charge of improvising another game to replace Radarscope (while converting the unsold cabinets into new games) and, instead of making another cookie cutter maze or shoot em up, created one of the earliest [[note]] but not the first; ''Space Panic'' from 1980, is generally considered the first platformer game [[/note]] and certainly one of the most important platformer games in history.

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* DerivativeDifferentiation: The original arcade game was born out of this kind of serendipity; Nintendo, still trying to get their foot in the American game market in 1981, tried releasing a standard Space Invaders VideoGame/SpaceInvaders clone called Radarscope in the arcades; while it did well overseas, it completely flopped in the US and left them stuck with thousands of unsold cabinets. This prompted them to place Shigeru Miyamoto in charge of improvising another game to replace Radarscope (while converting the unsold cabinets into new games) and, instead of making another cookie cutter maze or shoot em up, created one of the earliest [[note]] but not the first; ''Space Panic'' from 1980, is generally considered the first platformer game [[/note]] and certainly one of the most important platformer games in history.
17th Mar '16 6:46:06 AM Prinzenick
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* DerivativeDifferentiation: The original arcade game was born out of this kind of serendipity; Nintendo, still trying to get their foot in the American game market in 1981, tried releasing a standard Space Invaders clone called Radarscope in the arcades; while it did well overseas, it completely flopped in the US and left them stuck with thousands of unsold cabinets. This prompted them to place Shigeru Miyamoto in charge of improvising another game to replace Radarscope (while converting the unsold cabinets into new games) and, instead of making another cookie cutter maze or shoot em up, created one of the earliest [[note]] but not the first; ''Space Panic'' from 1980, is generally considered the first platformer game [[/note]] and certainly one of the most important platformer games in history.
2nd Jan '16 7:13:21 PM Doug86
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: This whole plot got started because Jumpman was ([[AllInTheManual allegedly]]) an animal abuser. Quite a far cry from the kind-hearted hero he is now known as.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: This whole plot got started because Jumpman was ([[AllInTheManual ([[AllThereInTheManual allegedly]]) an animal abuser. Quite a far cry from the kind-hearted hero he is now known as.
3rd Dec '15 3:12:35 PM NoUsername
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: This whole plot got started because Jumpman was ([[AllInTheManual allegedly) an animal abuser. Quite a far cry from the kind-hearted hero he is now known as.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: This whole plot got started because Jumpman was ([[AllInTheManual allegedly) allegedly]]) an animal abuser. Quite a far cry from the kind-hearted hero he is now known as.
3rd Dec '15 3:11:39 PM NoUsername
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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: ''Donkey Kong 3'' was this to the original series, It was a shooter game rather than a platformer, and starred an exterminator named Stanley rather than Mario. For this reason, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks it wasn't as popular as its predecessors]].

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: ''Donkey Kong 3'' was this to the original series, series. It was a shooter game rather than a platformer, and starred an exterminator named Stanley rather than Mario. For this reason, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks it wasn't as popular as its predecessors]].
28th Nov '15 1:00:50 PM bt8257
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After these sequels, Donkey Kong faded into the background; while the arcade games were ported to personal computers and Nintendo's own [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]], he didn't appear in a major role again until 1994, with the release of two new games. One, also titled ''Donkey Kong'' but referred to by many fans as ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', featured a shift to puzzle-platforming gameplay and inspired the later ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'' series. The other, ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' by British game developer Creator/{{Rare}}, was far more successful and revitalized the Donkey Kong character for modern audiences.

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After these sequels, Donkey Kong faded into the background; while the arcade games were ported to personal computers and Nintendo's own [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]], he didn't appear in a major role again until 1994, with the release of two new games. One, also titled ''Donkey Kong'' but referred to by many fans as ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', featured a shift to puzzle-platforming gameplay and inspired the later ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'' series. The other, ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' by British game developer Creator/{{Rare}}, was far more successful and revitalized the Donkey Kong character for modern audiences.
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