Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars- and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and even Duck Hunt.
The new Skylanders video game is pretty great, but what about the toys? Toy Time takes a quick look at the good and not-so-good with the new Superchargers toys, starting with Donkey Kong’s shirt.
Be careful unboxing your Wii U Skylanders Superchargers starter pack. I managed to tear the lever off the side of Donkey Kong’s Barrel Blaster freeing it from its package, and will be sad forever because of it.
Before Donkey Kong Country was the game we all know, it was Donkey Kong and the Golden Bananas. Long time Rare designer Gregg Mayles has been tweeting out all sorts of art and concepts from the early stages of the SNES hit, which Rare developed in the early ‘90s.
When you think of Mario, you think of Nintendo. The two are linked so firmly in your mind it’s almost impossible to think that the beloved character’s games ever showed up on other systems. But it has happened—and more than once.
Show of hands, who remembers Pushmo?
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.
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.
How? How this is possible?
This is a screenshot I just took in Doom II. Crazy!
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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.