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Retronauts Episode 504: Donkey Kong Nation

Contemplating his standing as Nintendo’s first legitimately widespread character, Donkey Kong hasn’t easily sailed his approach in the direction of stardom. Gamers could have managed Mario however the sport was known as Donkey Kong: The enormous ape is much extra memorable than the tiny human in overalls.

But for the sequel, Donkey Kong grew to become a hostage and his son grew to become the hero. Then Donkey Kong 3 put the large ape again within the highlight however that sport did not have an effect on par with both of the earlier titles. By that time, Nintendo had pushed Mario ahead because the face of an organization and Donkey Kong needed to accept, dare I say it, second-banana.

That every one modified in 1994 when Donkey Kong returned to reclaim his rightful place as online game mascot extraordinaire with the discharge of Donkey Kong Nation for the Tremendous Nintendo. With nary a plumber to be seen, Uncommon’s motion platformer centered totally on a pair of primates as they confronted off towards a malicious mixed-species gang known as the Kremlings. Donkey Kong Nation made use of then-cutting edge know-how to ship graphics the likes of which nobody anticipated on a 16-bit console; many years later, the visuals are dated however the sport nonetheless holds up.

Or does it? Be a part of host Bob Mackey and company Henry Gilbert, Stuart Gipp, and Diamond Feit as they bear in mind Donkey Kong’s fall from grace and why this one quest by the jungle mattered a lot to each Uncommon and Nintendo.

Description: Because the console wars heated up, Nintendo wanted one thing large that would not essentially contain investing in new {hardware} that might probably wreck the corporate. And that “one thing” arrived within the type of Donkey Kong Nation, a reasonably easy platformer by the technical wizards at Uncommon that nonetheless impressed thousands and thousands with its newfangled pre-rendered graphics. This week on Retronauts, be a part of Bob Mackey, Stuart Gipp, Diamond Feit, and Henry Gilbert because the crew works up a mighty starvation for bananas and discusses the finer factors of these rattling, soiled apes.

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As with all the episodes Bob produces, this week’s cowl artwork is by Nick Daniel. Try his Twitter, or patronize his Patreon!



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