Nintendo's famous ape seemed like a villain back in the original Donkey Kong game, but he's been a good guy recently. Which is it? We asked people who would know, some of whom were dressed as Nintendo characters.

This video was shot in November at the Nintendo World Store. Thanks to all who agreed to answer this tough question for Kotaku.

Fun fact: In November Donkey Kong did something unusual, starring as hero and villain in two new games. That may be a first.