Donkey Kong is back pounding girders, and Mario is a carpenter named Jumpman once again! The game that put Nintendo and Miyamoto on the map is finally officially available on Switch, in its original form!
The King of Kong, the famous 2007 documentary about the struggle between pompous Billy Mitchell and underdog Steve Wiebe over who could possess the world record for highest score on Donkey Kong, is now being adapted into a musical. Seth Gordon (who directed King of Kong and also just brought us the badly-reviewed Baywatch movie) is working on the play.
In what is sure to be the most surprising news you’ll wake up this morning to hear, demo footage from a proposed Diddy Kong Racing sequel, entitled “Diddy Kong Racing Adventures,” has turned up. Rare originally proposed their own sequel, “Donkey Kong Racing,” and it had been given the go-ahead shortly before they left Nintendo’s wing. Climax Entertainment saw an opportunity for some work and built their own version.
We know how clickbaity that title is, and how usually such headlines almost never measure up to their content. But this time, we’re pretty sure there are at least five new facts about the original Donkey Kong game you don’t know…because Miyamoto just revealed them to Wired Magazine in an article that was published today.
The sun rose on a new King of Kong this morning: Wes Copeland, and I bet he feels grateful.
Records are an achievement that many, many, people want. From simple showings of power and strengths, to the endurance to overcome all obstacles to obtain a goal, records prove definitively that you did it.
Quick — name the current serving King of Kong. If you thought of Billy Mitchell or Steve Wiebe, get with the times — those guys are ancient history. The world record in Donkey Kong continues to be smashed by new challengers, and this weekend, it was broken twice.
The summer version of Games Done Quick ran nonstop through all of last week, culminating with a complete playthrough of Chrono Trigger on Sunday night. The event smashed its previous summer fundraising record of $700,000 with a sheer $1.3 million raised for this year’s charity, Doctors Without Borders. If you missed the marathon, you probably don’t have time to watch 168 hours of material (and if you do, you need to get some higher priorities in life), so as we did with Awesome Games Done Quick last January, Popgeeks will now pick the most memorable moments from the event, and link to GDQ’s YouTube account for each.
Despite the lack of any formal announcement, pre-order boxes have begun to appear for Donkey Kong 3D.(more…)