Items tagged with Donkey-Kong

The retro, classic-gaming scene is never at a shortage for drama, but the past couple of weeks have been especially tumultuous. After seeing Todd Rogers stripped of his Dragster world record and banned from Twin Galaxies, Billy Mitchell found himself the target of cheating allegations of his own. He too has since had many of his high-scores nixed from the Donkey Kong Forum leaderboards. The allegations against Mitchell suggest that the King Of Kong star used direct-feeds from MAME, the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator -- which can easily be manipulated -- as proof of some of his high scores, in lieu of an actual arcade machine. These direct-feeds should not have been allowed under the rules.... Read more...
It’s incredible what a fellow can do with a lot of free time, a virtually unlimited supply of Post-It notes, and a camera. YouTube user Michael Birken posted an amazing video of stop-motion 8-bit animation from Mrs. Pac Man and Donkey Kong. He recreated scenes from actual gameplay footage, noting that “the recordings were printed out, one frame at a time, and transferred by hand to various walls around my office floor using thousands of Post-It Notes.” It took Biken 11 months and a lot of weekends and holidays to create the video, as well as nearly 5,000 Post-Its. One of the techniques he employed to maintain a sense of stillness and consistency is that he used still photos... Read more...
What is one to do when one’s three-year-old daughter sadly realizes that she can’t play her favorite video game as a female character? Why, hack the game’s ROM, redraw the palettes, and convert Mario into a little girl character named Pauline, of course. At least, that’s what you’d do if you were as cool as YouTuber Mike Mika. “My three year old daughter and I play a lot of old games together. Her favorite is Donkey Kong,” said Mike in a comment under the video embedded below. “Two days ago, she asked me if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She's played as Princess Toadstool in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do... Read more...