Call me strange if you like, but I used to think that if you cleared enough levels of Donkey Kong you actually got to meet the Donkey. Sixteen years and three-thousand-pounds-worth of 10p's later, I realize there is no donkey, and quite frankly I feel cheated.
But, considering the game’s popularity, perhaps I wasn’t the only one expecting more from it. Donkey Kong has probably done more for Nintendo than Mario and his whole dysfunctional family put together. In 1981, Shigeru Miyamoto's classic coin-op took the industry by storm. To many the game remains the definitive platformer, frustratingly... […]