Author Topic: 25th Anniversary of Donkey Kong for the Game Boy!  (Read 2054 times)


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« on: June 20, 2019, 12:52:52 PM »
Twenty-five years ago, Donkey Kong was released on the Game Boy.  This was no mere port of the arcade original: while the first four stages feel likely mildly updated versions of the arcade game, the next 96 leave the arcade game far behind.  Save Pauline from Donkey Kong while guiding Mario through action puzzle stages featuring switches, swimming, hammers, springs, locked doors, and even Donkey Kong Jr.!  The game feels like a mix of Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Super Mario Bros. 2: the arcade mechanics return, mixed with Mario's ability to pluck and toss enemies at each other!

Donkey Kong for the Game Boy is one of the best Mario games ever made, featuring tight gameplay and great music.  It was also the first game to feature Mario's triple jump, Donkey Kong's tie, and Pauline's new look.  If you'd like to try it out, it's currently available on the 3DS eShop -- although if you track down a copy of the original cartridge and play it on the Super Game Boy, you'll get enhanced graphics and a special version of the game's final song!

WTMK will be featuring music from Donkey Kong for the Game Boy throughout the next week.  Tune in today!

Link: WTMK - All Mario Radio, All the time!
« Last Edit: June 21, 2019, 06:21:43 PM by David »
Let's do the Mario, all together now!

« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 06:41:49 PM »
I never knew about the secret Super GameBoy song. Cool to learn. DK 94' is still one of my favorite games ever.

« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2019, 06:43:27 PM »
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if anyone's curious
« Last Edit: October 27, 2019, 06:45:55 PM by Cheeseball701 »