The (brief) history of Donkey Kong

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To help promote tomorrow’s release of Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii, Nintendo have put together a short retrospective of the great ape’s adventure from his start in 1981 to the present day (though the original Donkey Kong is actually Kranky Kong in the DKC series so not really the star anymore. But lets not get too pedantic…) It’s weird to think that arguably Nintendo’s most important franchise is as old as I am. I mean, look at all it’s achieved; the birthing of Mario whom quickly surpassed DK in popularity, a wealth of quality titles and the ability to make an ape in a tie look cool. Now that deserves our time of day.



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