Friends, thank you for joining us once again for the Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast, on this show I am going to be tackling that legendary 1981 platformer from Nintendo – the one and only Donkey Kong! As always I do my level best to share with you interesting facts about the game as well as those responsible for it’s creation – like Shigeru Miyamoto (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda) and Gunpei Yokoi (Nintendo’s Game Boy). In addition to making sure that I provide my memories of first encountering Donkey Kong in my youth – I have even managed to provide a few vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure during the podcast.

There is a lot to love about Donkey Kong and a reason the character itself is still around 38 years after he was first introduced. One of those reasons I believe is that the gameplay is simple enough to pick up quickly after just a few seconds of reading the instructions on the arcade cabinet. In addition while the difficulty of Donkey Kong is legendary – I would argue it succeeds by being fair and straightforward and not discouraging a Player for losing their last life.

Well, if Donkey Kong ran at this speed…. then it would be unfair.

As I have tried to do in all of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcasts, I fill you in on the history of the Donkey Kong game as it relates to the Arkadia Retrocade. The arcade in my neck of the woods that I have the privilege of working at – perhaps I should say as an arcade employee I am better suited as it’s chronicler?

So without further ado, please have a token on me and step up as I discuss the history and legacy of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong on the Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast!

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Published by Vic Sage

An avid devotee to pretty much all things retro and retro related - I love to share my memories and passion for films, comics, gaming, podcasting... and curiously enough my overwhelming desire to never stop eating beef jerky.

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