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New Donkey Kong Arcade Music And Voice Clips Unearthed Decades Later

Three decades after its original release, a fan with the technical know-how has unearthed several clips of unused music and voice-overs within the very first Donkey Kong. Discovered while looking through the arcade game’s original code, three music clips and two exceedingly short snippets of Pauline saying  a rather garbled “Hey” and “Help” have been found. It’s interesting to note that some sections of the music clips, which were abandoned in the original game, would be found later in the Donkey Kong franchise. You can check out all of the clips at this handy page, here.

Don’t Forget The Brilliant Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Tropical Freeze Is $30 On Wii U eShop This Week

Just a quick reminder that you can purchase the marvellous Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the Wii U eShop for $30 this week. If you don’t have a Wii U and are looking for some Donkey Kong related action then you can purchase Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $20.

Thanks, HeroponLuigi

Japan: Comparing Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Sales With Donkey Kong Country Returns

As you will know from the Japanese sales charts yesterday Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze didn’t do too well in Japan. The game only managed to shift 35,717 units while the Wii U sold 8,782 units. Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii sold an impressive 163,310 copies in its first week and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D sold 104,569 copies in its first week.

Thanks,  Iceazeama

Donkey Kong Arrives On Wii U, Costs Only 30 Cents For A Limited Time


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Famicom, Nintendo has released the original Donkey Kong in the Wii U Virtual Console. The classic game, which was first released in 1981, has players control Jumpman – later renamed Mario – who must scale platforms, climb ladders and jump over obstacles to rescue damsel in distress Pauline from the grasp of the large, stubborn ape Donkey Kong.

The game requires 35MB to download from the Nintendo eShop and you can purchase it for only 30 cents until August 13th, which is when it will be priced at $4.99. Donkey Kong is the seventh and final offer of the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign.

Microsoft Thought They Owned Donkey Kong When They Acquired Rare

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day director, Chris Seavor, has revealed that Microsoft mistakenly thought they owned the Donkey Kong franchise when they purchased Rare back in 2002. The information came about when Seavor was asked where the Xbox One’s equivalent of PlayStation 4 exclusive Knack was. Seavor then told the tale about Microsoft and Donkey Kong. Here’s what he had to say.

The current generation of ‘enablers’ won’t even know they own the IP… Here’s a true story.. When Rare was first bought by MS a group of execs came on a tour.. One of them noticed the Donkey Kong. ..Posters everywhere and said.. ‘Hey that’s great.. We own Donkey Kong right??’ ………/massivesigh

David Wise Developing Soundtrack To Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii U


Veteran Rare composer David Wise will be composing the glorious soundtrack to the newly announced Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze which is coming to Wii U this November. Wise developed the soundtrack to a number of acclaimed Rare games including the original Donkey Kong Country games on the Super Nintendo. Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze is being developed by the revered Retro Studios.