Monday, May 3, 2010

Oh Donkey Kong...

Oh Donkey Kong do you even know what you are asking me?

In all seriousness I wanted to review the Donkey Kong arcade machine that I had the pleasure of playing this weekend. Unfortunately, I don't have a full shot of the cabinet as there were usually people gathered around it playing. Who can beat a game that's still just 25 cents!

Aside from the joystick occasionally misbehaving and a few random freezes the machine was in excellent condition and the game play was very enjoyable. We fed it many quarters in quest to see "how high" we could get.

In this game we have a character named Jumpman, who would later go on to be known as Mario. As usual there is a damsel in distress in pink, this time Mario's first girlfriend Pauline, and it is up to us to save her, even though we are foiled time and again by the great ape.

One of the most notable things about this arcade experience was the amazing quality of the sound coming out of the machine. It was very rich and had a tonal clarity and depth that one misses out on if playing the game on another platform.

As a funny aside I noticed that there were A LOT of bum shots in this game. Jumpman often died at just the wrong time...

If you get a chance to play this arcade, do! Relive your youth or if you are too young to have experienced these great arcade games then try it for the first time.


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  2. Oh no! It's my BANF (Best Arch Nemesis Forever).

    Osmotic you knave! We will battle till the end!