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It's Donkey Kong's 33rd birthday today

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Happy Birthday Donkey Kong http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-07-09-its-donkey-kongs-33rd-birthday-today So many great DK games over the years. Read More
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2y, 10m agoPosted 2 years, 10 months ago
Happy Birthday Donkey Kong

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-07-09-its-donkey-kongs-33rd-birthday-today

So many great DK games over the years.
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2y, 10m agoPosted 2 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0TWj3DFBDy4/THpbc9G38fI/AAAAAAAAM-U/2WjQtGTGFNA/s1600/conners+bday+-+donkey+kong+cake+b+082810.JPG
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KongDonkey
It's Donkey Kong's 33rd birthday today

No it's not. :{
#3
it was yesterday,belated birthday wishes from me.
#4
My Auntie was a lead developer on the original game! Made proudly in Manchester!!
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momartin
My Auntie was a lead developer on the original game! Made proudly in Manchester!!
Nintendo didn't have a Manchester office in 1981. She probably worked on a later home computer port a few years later.
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momartin
My Auntie was a lead developer on the original game! Made proudly in Manchester!!

Manchester in Japan?

I presume you are referring to the home console market, not the original video arcade version.

Many happy returns to 'Jumpman' the Carpenter who later became Mario (Mario) the Plumber, too.
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IamMT
momartin
My Auntie was a lead developer on the original game! Made proudly in Manchester!!
Nintendo didn't have a Manchester office in 1981. She probably worked on a later home computer port a few years later.

Fairy nuff, I wasn't even born then!
banned#8
momartin
My Auntie was a lead developer on the original game! Made proudly in Manchester!!

Pic or didn't happen
banned#9
http://videogamecritic.com/images/snes/donkey_kong_country.jpg

My favourite Donkey Kong game.
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momartin
My Auntie was a lead developer on the original game! Made proudly in Manchester!!

Manchester in Japan?

I presume you are referring to the home console market, not the original video arcade version.

Many happy returns to 'Jumpman' the Carpenter who later became Mario (Mario) the Plumber, too.

She worked for Imagine Games, then Ocean when they bought them out. She left as they were taken over by Infogrames. Totally not Japanese to my knowledge! Lol. To be honest I wasn't referring to the home console market because I haven't a clue about the history of the games! But thanks for putting me right FP.
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momartin
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momartin
My Auntie was a lead developer on the original game! Made proudly in Manchester!!

Manchester in Japan?

I presume you are referring to the home console market, not the original video arcade version.

Many happy returns to 'Jumpman' the Carpenter who later became Mario (Mario) the Plumber, too.

She worked for Imagine Games, then Ocean when they bought them out. She left as they were taken over by Infogrames. Totally not Japanese to my knowledge! Lol. To be honest I wasn't referring to the home console market because I haven't a clue about the history of the games! But thanks for putting me right FP.
i was going to suggest ocean software as they were based in manchester and did the ports to the spectrum etc in 1986
#12
Doesn't this mean its also Mario's?
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momartin
My Auntie was a lead developer on the original game! Made proudly in Manchester!!

Manchester in Japan?

I presume you are referring to the home console market, not the original video arcade version.

Many happy returns to 'Jumpman' the Carpenter who later became Mario (Mario) the Plumber, too.

Do we really count Mario's surname as Mario the only reference to that was Bob Hoskins, Mario Movie, and the Mario Super Show, never in any Official capacity.
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seanbwfc
http://videogamecritic.com/images/snes/donkey_kong_country.jpg

My favourite Donkey Kong game.

Loved the music to the underwater level on that game! (first one) http://freemp3.fm/s/donkey-kong-country-snes-aquatic/
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fanpages
...Many happy returns to 'Jumpman' the Carpenter who later became Mario (Mario) the Plumber, too.
haritori
Do we really count Mario's surname as Mario the only reference to that was Bob Hoskins, Mario Movie, and the Mario Super Show, never in any Official capacity.

Luigi & Mario collectively cannot be "The Mario Bros." unless their surname is Mario.
#16
seanbwfc
http://videogamecritic.com/images/snes/donkey_kong_country.jpg

My favourite Donkey Kong game.

Game and console please ?
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KongDonkey
seanbwfc
http://videogamecritic.com/images/snes/donkey_kong_country.jpg

My favourite Donkey Kong game.

Game and console please ?

Donkey Kong Country on the SNES.

Amazing game
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After the arcade version of "Donkey Kong" (& variants), "Killer Gorilla" on the BBC Microcomputer (before being ported elsewhere) was were it was at! :)

How high can you go?

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/474816-killer-gorilla-bbc-micro-screenshot-barreling-through-stage.pnghttp://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/474818-killer-gorilla-bbc-micro-screenshot-elevating-your-character.png

Only surpassed that year by "Chuckie Egg"...

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/470609-chuckie-egg-bbc-micro-screenshot-level-1s.gifhttp://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/470611-chuckie-egg-bbc-micro-screenshot-level-3-contains-lifts-to.gif

That said, I do like "Donkey Konga" for the Nintendo GameCube.
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After the arcade version of "Donkey Kong" (& variants), "Killer Gorilla" on the BBC Microcomputer (before being ported elsewhere) was were it was at! :)

Arcade Donkey Kong was and still is very difficult.

If you haven't seen it yet I recommend The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) which someone has recently posted to YouTube.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a 2007 American documentary film. Highlighting the popular 1980s arcade game Donkey Kong, it follows Steve Wiebe in his attempts to take the world high score for the arcade game from whom the film presents as reigning champion, Billy Mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5TGDJJ9dIY

Edited By: KongDonkey on Jul 10, 2014 20:07
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He hasn't aged well.
http://nintendo3dscommunity.com/uploads/gallery/category_2/gallery_1_2_14906.png
#21
He's a year and a day older than me :)
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When he was younger, the British care system really let my son down.

Growing up, I would beat him every week without fail. This went on for years until, one day, he finally plucked up the courage to phone Childline.

However, upon a thorough investigation, the so called childcare experts decided that constantly topping his high-score on Donkey Kong did not constitute abuse... :)
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After the arcade version of "Donkey Kong" (& variants), "Killer Gorilla" on the BBC Microcomputer (before being ported elsewhere) was were it was at! :)
KongDonkey
Arcade Donkey Kong was and still is very difficult.

If you haven't seen it yet I recommend The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) which someone has recently posted to YouTube.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a 2007 American documentary film. Highlighting the popular 1980s arcade game Donkey Kong, it follows Steve Wiebe in his attempts to take the world high score for the arcade game from whom the film presents as reigning champion, Billy Mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5TGDJJ9dIY

Thanks for the link.

Here is an interview with the current world record holder, Plastic Surgeon Dr Hank Chien:

"Hank Chien - Donkey Kong Master - GWR Meets"
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Published on 3 Jan 2014

This time, Mike meets a gaming legend... Dr. Hank Chien (USA) beat his own world record by achieving the highest score on Donkey Kong (Nintendo, 1981), with a total of 1,138,600 points on 9 November 2012.
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