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  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong High Score Broken And Reclaimed Within Hours

    The hotly contested high score for Donkey Kong was claimed by a new owner recently, only to be reclaimed by the original owner within a few hours. On Thursday September 17, Wes Copeland set a high score of 1,170,500, breaking the previous score set by Robbie Lakeman of 1,158,400. Copeland's run was... More
  • Blog Post: King Of Swing Sequel DK Jungle Climber For DS Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The relatively unknown DK: King of Swing for Game Boy Advance received a sequel on DS in 2007. The game is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. You can grab the game now for $9.99, but know that when it released, we weren't very fond of it. It released during a time when we still had multiple... More
  • Blog Post: Mario And Shadow Of The Colossus Artist Delivers New Mash-Ups

    Last month we featured some work from artist Jason Lupas mashing up Shadow of the Colossus and Mario. Lupas has some new pieces that further his initial idea. The premise of Lupas' art is straightforward: Combine Mario with Shadow of the Colossus. But looking deeper at the assorted pieces you will... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Land, Country Roll Onto Virtual Console

    Nintendo has released a barrel-blasting series of games onto its 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles. The first three entries in the Donkey Kong Land and Donkey Kong Country games are now available for download. Donkey Kong Country , Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest , and Donkey Kong Country... More
  • Blog Post: Mario And Donkey Kong Meet Shadow Of The Colossus In Artist Mash-up

    Artist Jason Lupas recently combined two games that couldn't be more different in tone, but are both inarguably classics. The piece is a combination of Shadow of the Colossus' second beast, and a collection of elements from Super Mario. In response to the appreciation of Lupas' piece, he... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Brings Cross-Buy Functionality With New Mario Vs. Donkey Kong

    Nintendo showed off its new entry in the Mario Vs. Donkey Kong series, Tipping Stars, at its Nintendo Direct stream this morning. In addition to highlighting the game's titular feature, the company revealed that players won't have to decide between downloading the Wii U and 3DS versions. Players... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Advance And DK: King Of Swing Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    A Game Boy Advance launch title and a weird Donkey Kong off-shoot are now both available on Wii U Virtual Console. Super Mario Advance launched alongside the Game Boy Advance and is basically a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 for NES with an assortment of changes and additions. DK: King of Swing released... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How The Canceled Donkey Kong Racing Turned Into The Canceled Sabreman Stampede

    When Rare was purchased by Microsoft, it retooled and released many of its projects to excise Nintendo characters, but one never saw the light of day – Donkey Kong Racing. Rare retooled it for possible release with Microsoft into a game called Sabreman Stampede, starring the eponymous Sabreman... More
  • Blog Post: Monkey Business Headlines The Final Week Of The Super Smash Bros. Sale

    With Super Smash Bros. out next week on 3DS, Nintendo is wrapping up its final week of celebratory discounts. Donkey Kong and other classic Nintendo characters fill most of the roster. Donkey King and Diddy Kong come to the table with bananas and the following games: Donkey Kong (3DS, Wii U) - $3.49... More
  • Blog Post: The World Record For Highest Score In Donkey Kong Has Been Beaten

    The frequently in flux world record for highest score in Donkey Kong has been beaten by a relative newcomer. As reported by the Donkey Kong Blog , Robbie Lakeman, who has been gunning for the high score for the last two years, beat previous record holder Hank Chien's score of 1,138,600 by recently... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo To Put Characters To Work In New Licensing Deals

    Mario, Luigi, Link, and the gang already hold down Nintendo's video games, but now the company plans to put them to work with host of new licensing deals. Nintendo head Satoru Iwata said in a recent call to investors, "We are not at a stage where we can share the specifics with you today, but... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Details On Canceled Diddy Kong Racing Sequel

    Diddy Kong Racing for the N64 was one of the better Mario Kart-clones of the era; Nintendo actually announced a sequel to the game during E3 2001. However, it never saw the light of day. Here's why. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze just released and Diddy Kong was recently confirmed to return... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Entire December 18 Nintendo Direct Here

    Did you miss this morning’s Nintendo Direct? We’ve the got the whole thing with a list of new game announcements and new details on upcoming titles. You can check out the announcements of Hyrule Warriors, Chibi-Robo Photo Finder, NES Remix, Dr. Luigi, and Kirby Triple Deluxe. Also, there... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Me Injects Classic Movies, Characters, And Music Into Donkey Kong

    Donkey Me, from creator Bruno R. Marcos , puts classic movie skins and music into the classic Donkey Kong game. The mod uses movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Aliens, Conan, and Flash Gordon among others to craft a new take on Donkey Kong. Each skin also adapts bit-tune versions of themes form the... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros. 3 And Other Classics Coming To 3DS eShop

    The 3DS is getting some fantastic classic titles on the eShop. This morning's Nintendo Direct revealed exciting upcoming releases. The first, Wario Land 3, will arrive on August 29. Additionally, intense Famicom shooter Summer Carnival '92, the original Donkey Kong, Tecmo Bowl, and Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Patient Animator Recreates Donkey Kong

    YouTube user guizdp got frustrated when his NES copy of Donkey Kong wasn't working, so he decided to go the much easier route and re-create the entire game with stop animation. You can check out the video below where guizdp used perler beads ( a popular medium for video game animation ) to create... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Meets M.C. Escher In This 3D Chalk Art

    Here's a little know story. After Mario rescued Pauline, Donkey Kong found himself lost on a confusing impossible staircase. Like Sisyphus he is now bound to endless torment. The guys at AweMeChannel put together this slick time lapse of a chalk street artist drawing a picture of Donkey Kong trapped... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Offers A Peek Behind-The-Scenes Of Creating Its E3 Booth

    Nintendo's E3 booth was full of photo-op ready statues highlighting some of its upcoming games. A collection of photos appearing on Nintendo's Facebook page shows the process of creating them. You can check out the photos in the galley below which shows the King of Red Lions from Wind Waker,... More
  • Blog Post: German Trailer Offers Another Look At Donkey Kong Country Returns

    Donkey Kong Country Returns is one of the best platforming games we've played this generation, but if you missed out on the Wii version, you'll get another chance to play the game when it hits the 3DS on May 24. Below is the official German trailer for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. If you want... More
  • Blog Post: European Wii U Virtual Console Video Teases Upcoming Releases

    A trailer released on Nintendo's European YouTube channel is teasing a number of upcoming Wii U Virtual Console releases, including A Link to the Past, Street Fighter, and others. You can check out the full trailer below, but it looks like The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Pac-Man, Street Fighter... More
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