Donkey Kong Jr (NES)

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Donkey Kong Jr (NES)

Postby scotland » May 27th, 2020, 12:49 pm

Have you ever found an old game and said "Where have you been my whole life?"

I'm sure I've played Donkey Kong Jr before, maybe in the arcades, and no doubt on consoles as I have the cart for several systems. I guess I just never really gave it more than a passing go.

Its kinda fun. I am just trying to figure it out. I see both Dave's review and the average reader grade is pretty high. I'm not a great arcade gamer (old books called them 'arcaders'), so I'll never get close, but I see that at least the arcade version has the integer overflow kill screen issue of Donkey Kong. Does the NES version have a kill screen? In fact, do any NES arcade ports have kill screens?

The whole idea of kill screens is kinda neat. Pac Man was huge, and I don't think the kill screen was discovered until well after its hey day in pop culture. It was the Y2K bug for video games, I guess.

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