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, there has never been a better time to restore the gorillaâ€™s reputation. As games like New Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man 10 dominate the industry, those who remember when Nintendoâ€™s greatest mascot was a barrel-tossing baboon pine for a New Donkey Kong Countryâ€”or at least something like it.
What do you think, Infendo? Does the Donkey Kong seriesâ€”what’s left of itâ€”still maintain your interest, or are your attitudes reflective of the consumer majority? What should Nintendo do with DK?