History YMMV / DonkeyKong

1st Sep '17 9:57:43 AM Drope
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** As the more recent games have put him and his race off the spotlight, K. Rool and the Kremlings have become this, especially for older fans.

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** As the more recent games have put him and his race off the spotlight, K. Rool and the Kremlings have become this, especially for older fans. As of this writing in 2017, K. Rool's last major appearance was in ''Mario Super Sluggers'', released ''9'' years ago.
1st Sep '17 9:55:07 AM Drope
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** As the more recent games have put him and his race off the spotlight, K. Rool and the Kremlings have become this, especially for older fans.
12th Aug '17 6:17:52 PM Drope
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Stanley has a bit of a fanbase despite his obscurity.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Stanley has a bit of a fanbase despite his obscurity.obscurity.
** Funky Kong has always had a big fanbase, despite being one of the many side characters found in the ''Country'' games.
** Lanky Kong from ''64'', for being the only new playable character who's not an {{Expy}} of a previous playable character. Also from that game, Frantic Factory's Mad Jack for being legitimately terrifying.
** Kalypso from ''Barrel Blast'' has a sizable FurryFandom.
13th Jun '17 5:01:19 PM Sammettik
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* FandomBerserkButton: Go ahead and say that the girl in the original game is Peach. ''[[InternetBackdraft I dare ya]]''. Not helped by Peach ''actually'' replacing Pauline in the Modern version of the G&W version in Game & Watch Gallery 2.

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* FandomBerserkButton: Go ahead and say that the girl in the original game is Peach. ''[[InternetBackdraft I dare ya]]''. Not helped by Peach ''actually'' replacing Pauline in the Modern version of the G&W version in Game ''Game & Watch Gallery 2.2''.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The music played during Kong's initial climbing resembles the theme from ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. The music while Mario is swinging a hammer less closely resembles {{Film/Rocky}}'s theme.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The music played during Kong's initial climbing resembles the theme from ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. The music while Mario is swinging a hammer less closely resembles {{Film/Rocky}}'s ''{{Film/Rocky}}'''s theme.
13th Jun '17 5:00:41 PM Sammettik
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* DesignatedVillain: It's AllThereInTheManual that Mario is Donkey Kong's abusive master.
22nd Apr '17 10:46:18 PM Ishntknew
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* CultClassic: Despite largely being overshadowed by later games in both the ''Mario'' and ''Donkey Kong'' series, the original 1981 game continues to be played competitively for world records; the latest world record as of this writing was set in May of ''2016''.



* MorePopularSpinoff: The entire ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, and to a lesser extent but more obviously, ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''.

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* MorePopularSpinoff: The entire ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, and to a lesser extent but more obviously, ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''.series.
11th Apr '17 5:17:48 PM WaxingName
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* DorkAge: After Nintendo sold off Rare in 2002. The franchise struggled in finding a new identity for itself. Donkey Kong stopped starring in platform games and went into quirky spinoff titles that while they have their share of fans, [[SoOkayItsAverage were unimpressive]] and lacked memorability. It came to an end in 2010, when Retro Studios took over and developed ''Donkey Kong Country Returns'', which was [[WinBackTheCrowd was released to wide acclaim]] and brought in a new legion of DK fans.

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* DorkAge: After Nintendo sold off Rare in 2002. The 2002, the franchise struggled in finding a new identity for itself. Donkey Kong stopped starring in platform games and went into quirky spinoff titles that while they have their share of fans, [[SoOkayItsAverage were unimpressive]] and lacked memorability. It came to an end in 2010, when Retro Studios took over and developed ''Donkey Kong Country Returns'', which was [[WinBackTheCrowd was released to wide acclaim]] and brought in a new legion of DK fans.
8th Mar '17 7:04:43 PM Spanks
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** Creator/{{Rare}} is generally considered to be the true shaper of the ''Donkey Kong'' franchise for introducing DK's unique supporting cast, setting, and enemies, as otherwise the original games would have been a footnote in the history of the ''Mario'' series.

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** Creator/{{Rare}} is generally considered to be the true shaper of the ''Donkey Kong'' franchise for introducing DK's unique supporting cast, setting, and enemies, as otherwise the original games would have been a footnote in the history of the ''Mario'' series. Cementing this further is the DorkAge the franchise suffered from 2002 to 2010, the time between when Rare left the helm, and before Retro Studios took over the franchise.
10th Jan '17 6:20:25 PM YellowYoshi398
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* FanNickname: Stanley from ''Donkey Kong 3'' is commonly referred to as "Stanley the Bugman", despite the fact that there is no documented evidence of Nintendo referring to the character with the "Bugman" epithet. Just where this name came from has been the source of [[http://www.mariowiki.com/Talk:Stanley_(Donkey_Kong_3) much speculation]] for ''Mario'' fans. It appears to have proliferated in the late 90s and early 2000s through fan-created character lists like [[http://www.smbhq.com/viewbio.htm those]] featured on ''NeglectedMarioCharacters'' or the [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/588739-super-mario-rpg-legend-of-the-seven-stars/faqs/32231 Mario Characters FAQ]] created by spacepope4u until the name became accepted as "fact" by fans.
15th Sep '16 3:23:40 PM WaxingName
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* CultClassic: The original 1981 game continues to be played competitively for world records; the latest world record as of this writing was set in May of ''2016''.

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* CultClassic: The Despite largely being overshadowed by later games in both the ''Mario'' and ''Donkey Kong'' series, the original 1981 game continues to be played competitively for world records; the latest world record as of this writing was set in May of ''2016''.
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