Donkey Kong

Rumor: Retro Studios developing a new Donkey Kong game?

Retro Studios, famous for their marvelous work on the Metroid Prime trilogy, is rumored to be working on an upcoming Donkey Kong project for the Wii. Retro Studios’ last released project was the Wii compilation Metroid Prime Trilogy and the last we spoke with them, the team was deep into its next project. “I think you’ll be very excited when you find out what we’re working ...

The hairier they are, the further they fall

The sales chart above chronicles the decline of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong franchise, a once-proud series of elite games now seemingly relegated to mediocre spin-offs and low-key handheld titles. From this brief article taking a retrospective look at the decline and written by a devilishly handsome, talented and scholarly ginger: As game developers breathe life back into bygone series, however, ...

Hank Chien is the New King of Kong

I’m sure you are all familiar with The King of Kong, the documentary about the fierce battle between Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchel for the coveted Donkey Kong high score. But, just recently, a new champion emerged. Hank Chien of New York, New York reached a baffling 1,061,700 points in 2 hours, 35 minutes, topping the previous 1,050,200 record set by Billy Mitchel. Chien’s score was ve...

Ape and hog ousted to similarly loony tune

Nintendo’s mascots know how things work in Kyoto. It’s not about what you’ve done. It’s about whether your cap has an “M” on it. As its unabated string of Mario sequels and spin-offs suggests, Nintendo knows who butters the corporate bread. The company has turned to the plumber with unflinching regularity over the years, and while it has sold countless millions of titles by doing so, N...

Donkey Kong escaped from the Circus?

My friend sent me this video today telling me “It’s on like Donkey Kong!” Strangely enough I have never ever seen this video before. According the description on the youtube channel, “Donkey Kong has escaped from the circus. He is on the lam, and Mario and Pauline, portrayed here as Mario’s “niece”, are chasing the ape. As with the original game, Donkey Ko...

Where is Donkey Kong?

Where have you been, DK?! We last saw you in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! for DSiWare. Really? A DSiWare title? It’s a neat little game, but why didn’t they tell you that you’re “over qualified” for that position? We know times are tough and you’ll do anything to get a job, but you deserve better, DK. Really, you do.