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30th Anniversary of Donkey Kong 47

An anonymous reader writes "30 years ago this month, Nintendo released Donkey Kong — an iconic arcade machine that put the company on the video game map and introduced Mario. Technologizer's Benj Edwards celebrated the anniversary by rounding up some of the game's odder sidelights. For instance, it was originally going to be a game about Popeye, Bluto, and Olive Oyl — and among its stranger offshoots was a pocket-sized game in which Donkey Kong and Mario faced off in hockey." Gamasutra has a more detailed article about the game's development.
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30th Anniversary of Donkey Kong

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  • Horsecrap (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Osgeld ( 1900440 ) on Monday July 11, 2011 @04:44PM (#36726976)

    The man who made up zelda based on childhood memories of exploring the countryside sure as hell did not base donkey kong on an American cartoon, go on youtube search for "history of video games" there is a g-4 show where he shows the original storyboards, including killing kong at the end.

That does not compute.