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Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Nintendo Character of the Month, Donkey Kong!

I chose the Nintendo Character of the month to be Donkey Kong. DK would probably have a bigger fan base if Mario hadn't been Shiguru Myiomoto's pick to work on "first". In fact, I beleive, if it weren't for DK's father, there wouldn't be a Mario and the whole Nintendo thing would have probably crashed and the world would be domonated by systems like Sega and Play Station. Anyway, DK's first appearence was in Donkey Kong 2 or Donkey Kong JR. After that, DK has had more than 60 games and he has appeared in many other video games and camoes. Donkey Kong seems to be Nintendo's test character. In 1994, Donkey Kong Country had more "3d" graphics. In 1999, Donkey Kong 64 came with one of those save pack thingys. DK has also been in games were you had to bang on DK bongos. These games included Donkey Konga, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Donkey Konga 2, and Donkey Konga 3, which will come out soon if it is GOD'S will. DK: King of Swing has had the new play mechanics: r and l. Even though DK'S prime was in the earlier retro years (Nintendo-Nintendo 64) he has still had a lot of newer great games, no matter what. In each game (well almost each) DK has animal buddies, in which he rides, friends, that help him along the way but are not playable and sometimes not members of the Kong family, a boat load of playable characters, and enimies. The Kong family lists of: Cranky Kong, Funky Kong, Candy Kong, Wrinkly Kong, Swanky Kong, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Kiddy Kong, Lany Kong, Tiny Kong, and Chunky Kong. There are many more characters though, who are not members but friends of the family. Donkey Kong's family origin is a little confusing, but here is the best I can do: Cranky and Wrinkly are DK's dad and mom and Cranky used to be Donkey Kong in the arcade game Donkey Kong, it is said that Swanky Kong is DK's older brother or maybe younger, Also Diddy and Dixie and Kiddy and Chunky and Tiny are all DK's nephews and Diddy is one of his favorites, Funky is his friend and he is possibly his cousin, Lany is probably his brother or cousin in law, and Candy is his girlfriend which I am not sure how that works because he's a kong and she's a kong. There is probably something that makes it work out but like I said, some things in the Kong family are a mystery. Of course, the family tree is way more complicated like Dixie and Tiny are sisters. DK's age is about25 if you can't all of his game years but in the games, it sometimes quotes that he is 20. Donkey Kong's "golden" games were when Rare owned him, but know Rare moved to Microsoft and left DK for some other companies in which many gamers quote that ever since that was done, DK games are losing there touch and becoming worst. Oh well, at least DK hasn't totally lost his awsome "touch" with video games. The good thing is that DK is actually producing games and merchandise. Some characters that are going through what DK is hardly produce any games at all and are beeing forgoten. We should pray that Nintendo becomes Christian and makes like a game were DK gets a faith in GOD. That would really be cool. There is many more things I can say about DK, but he has a history that could even overlap Mario's, because he had each character given a personalety and everywhere there's so much detail, unlike other video game franchichises that don't include very much of anything. All gamers should respect DK. He sort of started the chain of "good" games, praise GOD! I am happy to say that DK is my favorite video game character. But remember, don't start to like video games to much and start liking em better than GOD. Oh, one more thing. DK is Rare's gaming mascot, and he, Mario, and Link are Shigero Myiomoto's so called "best" characters. They are his 3 most popular. So the first video game character of the month is Nintendo's "person who saved Nintendo"... DONKEY KONG!!!

RC Hammer

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