Original Donkey Kong

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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by thebear » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:32 pm

and teh follow up Chasing Ghosts Beyond the Arcade which I like more

Concentrates on the "lesser" seen guys from King of Kong (Wlter Day, the score checkers etc etc, and all the guys from the Time Magazine cover)

Also shows Billy Mitchell is not quite the ass he's made to look in King of Kong
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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by Marty » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:46 pm

I played it last winter on an old Colecovision and managed to get somewhere above 50k. Can't remember the exact score though. I think the Colecovision version is missing one of the floors, but my memory could be wrong.
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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by kiwimike » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:12 am

witchfinder wrote:
necronom wrote:My best is 114600, though that was on Crazy Kong (exactly the same AFIAK, apart from the name).
Crazy Kong is nothing like the original Nintendo Donkey Kong - the level order is different, certain hammers are unobtainable and it's much easier due to the barrel patterns being far more predictable. I can get over 60k on Crazy Kong but only around 36k on Donkey Kong...
Yeah Crazy Kong is a way easier game, and there's a cheat you can use on the barrel level (works on MAME too). Go up the first ladder on the bottom level, then 'flick' the joystick so Mario jumps a bit to the right, but doesn't turn (He still has his back to the screen). Then, jump to the right, and you jump straight off the screen to the top-level complete! :)

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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by kiwimike » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:03 pm

Got into the 60 000's now...shes been struggle though. Don't think I'm going to be troubling Bill or Steve anytime soon and appearing on Kong 2 :)

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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by kiwimike » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:42 pm

Haven't booted up the machine for AGES, going to have a good go tonight to beat my PB, see if I can get near the 100K mark

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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by ncf1 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:39 pm

264.200 after playing for 2 weeks.. its a fascinating game in that it gets more fun the deeper you get into it, Ive avoided it my whole gaming life until this year and only just realised how addictive it is! I always would hate it because I could never get past the first screen, only recently giving it a real chance. Its a great game.

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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by TheDude18 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:26 pm

I've always been rubbish at the original Donkey Kong, from the arcade original to various imitators on the 8 bit computers. I cant even get of the first screen in most cases! :oops:
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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by ncf1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:51 am

TheDude18 wrote:I've always been rubbish at the original Donkey Kong, from the arcade original to various imitators on the 8 bit computers. I cant even get of the first screen in most cases! :oops:
I was exactly the same - I actually hated Donkey Kong, never liked it, but I found that was only because I never gave it a real chance. Persist for a bit and it becomes incredibly addictive.. I hadn't played it ever but after persisting and getting a bit better have found it a game I play daily, and it has been months now... I never realised just how addictive that game can be! Never even realised.

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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by mr jenzie » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:50 pm

got it for MAME last week, since i didn't have it ..... and played a few times, even got off the first screen once :mrgreen:
i tried playing it before decades ago but was complete yoshi poop at it, so getting to the second screen was quite something!

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Re: Original Donkey Kong

Post by Shinobi » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:56 pm

I found the Donkey Kong book that Steve doesn't leave the house without in a draw today. Complete with thrift store sticker.

Crazy Kong I played in Arcade Warehouse I could last a lot longer abusing the ladder cheat. That second elevator stage everything moves at warp speed
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