Donkey Kong Doesn't Have to Do Anything, He's a Gorilla

Illustration for article titled emDonkey Kong/em Doesnt Have to Do Anything, Hes a Gorilla

What's so terrifying about a short Italian plumber that would make an 800 pound gorilla flee instead of facing him? As it turns out, absolutely nothing.


Dorkly's latest game-inspired video hits the barrel on the head. Even as a young boy, something struck me as odd about the dynamic between Mario and Donkey Kong. Mario a tiny little man facing off against a creature easily capable of rending him limb-from-limb. Mario, who can be killed by a rolling barrel. Last time I checked, giant gorilla beats barrel in the great cosmic game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. Seems to me that old Donkey Kong could have saved a whole lot of time and effort by just letting Mario approach him. Primates gotta fling shit, I suppose.

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