Now This Is How You Banana Snipe Someone In Mario Kart

Plenty of people claim to be expert banana snipers in Mario Kart 8. Few can actually show for it. Imagine my surprise, then, when I saw someone boasting online about "banana sniping like a boss," and they actually were. » 12/22/14 7:15pm 12/22/14 7:15pm

33 Years Later, New Donkey Kong Secrets Are Being Found

Despite the fact the game was first released in arcades in 1981, has been ported to hell and back and picked apart on the big screen, Nintendo's original Donkey Kong is still giving up secrets, most recently in the form of "new" music and sound effects. » 10/20/14 7:30pm 10/20/14 7:30pm

There's putting form over function, and then there's making a themed Game Boy case that's so ornate I'm not sure it's playable. This Donkey Kong-themed skin is one of the best custom console jobs I've seen. But it also raises important questions like: do those directional buttons actually work? » 9/16/14 5:55pm 9/16/14 5:55pm

A New World Record Ends Hank Chien's Reign As Donkey Kong Champion

In December of 2010, New York area plastic surgeon Hank Chien set the world record high score for Donkey Kong — 1,068,000 points.He topped that score four times over the next two years, setting the score at 1,138,600 in November of 2012. Thursday evening, DK competitor Robbie Lakeman scored 1,141,800 points,… » 9/06/14 1:00pm 9/06/14 1:00pm

​If The Dark Knight Returns Were About Donkey Kong

Take Batman out of Frank Miller's classic story about an older Batman coming out of retirement. Replace him with Donkey Kong. And you get something that hopefully exists in some more blessed alternate universe: The Donkey Knight Returns. » 2/21/14 6:00pm 2/21/14 6:00pm

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: The Kotaku Review

Let me tell you about a moment in world five of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It's a little late in the game, but it's oh so typical (and not a spoiler, unless you count the placement of platforms as a spoiler). How you feel about this moment will determine how you feel about this game. » 2/21/14 1:30pm 2/21/14 1:30pm

Watch Us Play the New Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the newest game in the long running series and the first on the Wii U. It has all the platforming you could want as well as returning characters Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong. Check out the video to see the game in action. » 2/18/14 6:30am 2/18/14 6:30am

My Favorite Part of the New Donkey Kong is Bouncing Like Scrooge McDuck

This past weekend, I sat down and powered through the newest Donkey Kong title Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. And as I explored all the game has to offer, I found myself nearly giddy at Cranky Kong’s special ability: to bounce along on his cane like Scrooge McDuck in the NES classic DuckTales. » 2/18/14 5:30am 2/18/14 5:30am

Check Out This Great Donkey Kong Miiverse Art

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze came out in Japan yesterday and with it came an influx of awesome art over at the Donkey Kong Miiverse page. Look below for some of the best. » 2/14/14 6:40am 2/14/14 6:40am

Wii U Donkey Kong Includes a Fantastic 3DS Easter Egg

What appears to be a charming little visual Easter egg in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is actually so much more. Yes, DK whips out a 3DS and plays it when you leave him idle (he's done this in the past.) But he's actually playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7 and even, well, Donkey Kong Country… » 2/12/14 11:44am 2/12/14 11:44am

And the "Best Smash Bros Facial Expression" award goes to: Donkey Kong! Masahiro Sakurai showed us the redesigned Home-run Bat in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and a Donkey Kong with googly eyes, scared to death. » 2/12/14 8:30am 2/12/14 8:30am

Nintendo's Ideas Are Great For Games, Terrible For Life

Sure, Nintendo has some really fun—even family friendly!—ideas...for games. But they'd mostly be incredibly dangerous if ever incorporated into the non-virtually-rendered world. » 1/17/14 1:30pm 1/17/14 1:30pm

Donkey Kong Gets Unofficial Star Wars, Alien, Total Recall Expansions

Donkey Me is a fan project by Bruno R. Marcos which takes Nintendo's classic arcade game and gives it a ton of new, unofficial "themed" expansions, based on stuff like Star Wars, Conan, Rambo, Indiana Jones and Big Trouble In Little China. » 11/07/13 2:00am 11/07/13 2:00am

Nintendo 64 Games Had Some Of The Best Glitches

The graphics of early 3D games such as Donkey Kong 64, Conker's Bad Fur Day or The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time on the Nintendo 64 are just perfect for silly, glitchy corruptions that have become an artform lately, thanks to the one and only Vinesauce Vidya on YouTube (who we've featured a few times before). » 9/06/13 6:30pm 9/06/13 6:30pm