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Old 15-04-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Old 15-04-2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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Second only to Pong as the game that indoctrinated me to gaming. Probably took more of my money than any other game except pinball. I haven't played this in decades.
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Old 16-04-2008, 06:39 AM   #3
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What a bizarre version of DK! This seems to deviate so much more from the original arcade version, moreso than any other official port of DK that I've ever played.
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Old 16-04-2008, 05:10 PM   #4
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The reason that it is called Donkey Kong is because of a translation problem. It is supposed to be Monkey Kong. And by the way it is Mario, not a look a like.
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Old 16-04-2008, 06:31 PM   #5
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Actually the whole it was a translation error was disproven by Shigeru Miyamoto, it was more or less along the lines that the name Donkey Kong stuck and sounded better than Monkey Kong.
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Old 16-04-2008, 06:36 PM   #6
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Some info from Wikipedia:

Donkey Kong was created by Nintendo's game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. He believed "donkey" meant "stupid" in English, and assumed the name would convey the sense "stupid ape" to an American audience. When he suggested this name to Nintendo of America, he was laughed at, but the name stuck. The validity of this story, as well as others, has been disputed.
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Old 16-04-2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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Yup seen that already, here's another link that breaks it down much more than the wikipage does.

http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/donkeykong.asp
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