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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DS Coming This May

    Nintendo announced that Donkey Kong Country Returns would be coming to the 3DS sometime this year, and now we have a release date. What are you doing this May? The official release date is May 24. Nintendo didn't have much else to add, so they provided the above image of a gorilla messing around... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Hacked To Make Pauline A Playable Character

    A father who plays classic games with his daughter decided to take matters into his own hands when she asked if Pauline, the perpetual princess in distress, was a playable character. You can check out the video below, which has some details about the process in the video's description: "My three... More
  • Blog Post: Retro Studios Not Developing Donkey Kong Country Returns For 3DS

    We learned in February that the top-notch Wii DK sequel, Donkey Kong Country Returns, will be coming to the 3DS this summer. Now we've learned the developer of the Wii game, Retro Studios, isn't working on the 3DS version. Instead, the 3DS adaptation is being handled by Monster Games, the same... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Themed Pancakes Look Too Good To Eat

    I've seen video game themed cakes before, but this is the first time I've seen video game themed pancakes. The impressive edible art comes from a math teacher father of two who is very talented with pancake batter and a skillet. You can check out his blog here to see how he does it, as well as... More
  • Blog Post: In Honor Of His Birthday, Share Your Favorite Miyamoto Memories

    We forgot to get him a present, but you can help wish Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto a happy 60th birthday by leaving him a message in this reader discussion. Mr. Miyamoto is the most legendary game designer in the history of the industry. As the creator of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pikmin, and Star... More
  • Blog Post: Furniture Designer Designs Functional Donkey Kong Shelves

    Igor Chak, a designer of furniture and other random things, has conceptualized a set of very cool, entirely functional Donkey Kong shelves. You can find out more by checking out Mr. Chak's website . He's also got a Space Invaders couch, but I really like the idea of finally having somewhere to... More
  • Blog Post: Feast Your Eyes On An Awesome Fan-Made Donkey Kong Poster

    Our friend Stuart Harris (who you should all follow on Twitter and on Game Informer ) has created another remarkable video game-inspired poster comprised of just a handful of colors. I love Donkey Kong's red tie, and the Pac-Man-like "G" is a nice touch. Make sure you read our interview... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto: Wii & Wii U Are White To Appeal To All Ages

    Last week at E3 2011, I had a chance to sit down and chat with video game luminary Shigeru Miyamoto. We’ll be posting the interview in full tomorrow, but to offer a glimpse, here’s what the creator of Donkey Kong, Mario, and Zelda had to say when asked why the Wii and Wii U aren’t as... More
  • Blog Post: Download Game Boy DK On 3DS For A Steal

    Tired of only using your 3DS for trading puzzle pieces with other owners? A new addition to Nintendo's eShop will give you an excuse to use your handheld for actually playing games. Today Nintendo added the Game Boy version of Donkey Kong to the 3DS's eShop for just $3.99, the same price as the... More
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