I can also bet some of you spent it playing some videogame (drunk or sober, doesn't matter)...
all that matters is having fun, right?
well, but to the subject of today... I'm going to talk about a game that gave origin to two of most adored characters of all video game history... it's Donkey Kong!
Go Jumpman, save Pauline from
King Donkey Kong
I'm pretty sure all of you played Donkey Kong Country on the SNES sometime in your life! or know the charming gorilla from mario kart, super smash bros or other nintendo game. Donkey Kong is a hero, right? well... not always! In fact, in the old arcade game he was the villain. (and the game was named after him)
Well, if he was the villain, I want you to tell me who was the hero, without looking to the picture above. Guessed already? that's right! It's
This time, Mario didn't have a name, he was called just Jumpman. and he had to save his girlfriend (familiar lady too?) Pauline from the raging kong, that throws barrels at him.
Fun fact: in 1982, Universal Studios of Hollywood sued nintendo, for similarities between Donkey and... King Kong. fair enough?
Well, needless to say, despite of problems with copyright, the game was so much of a success in the 1981 arcades, that gave origin to 2 of the most acclamed franchises of the wolrd of video games. First was Mario, and (a lot later) Donkey Kong Country!
The more you know, children...
Mario & DK today: good friends, but still rivals
and you guys? someone played the original Donkey Kong in the arcades of life? Share your experience!