VIDEO: Donkey Kong is 34 Years Old Today! Does It Still Hold Up?

Donkey Kong is one of the most recognizable characters in video gaming history. Without the original Donkey Kong arcade game, we wouldn’t have Mario! The turtle-blood thirsty Italian plumber made his video game debut in Donkey Kong 1981, and has since become the face of a company. But Donkey Kong is where it all started for Nintendo.

Donkey Kong was Shigeru Miyamoto’s first foray into video game development, he would later go on to create iconic games such as Mario Bros. & The Legend of Zelda. The arcade game was a pioneer. It was the first game to use cutscenes to further the story, it introduced gamers to a whole new world of possibilities.

Now, on the 34th Birthday of the legendary NES game, we have rebooted the old console to see how it holds up.



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