Donkey Kong – Episode 064

Grab a fistful of quarters and listen along as we begin a new miniseries that is all about living the Nintendo Life. We start with one of the best arcade games of all time – Donkey Kong (or is that Dankey Kang?).

What other names were almost used in Nintendo’s run-away hit? How did this game single-handedly save Nintendo of America? Who was the young apprentice that delivered on his promise of making a hit game? Why is there a fake violin player busking right outside our door as we’re recording?

No Podouken episode would be complete without some gaming history – and this one doesn’t disappoint as we explore Nintendo’s sordid history which includes… love hotels? We also spill the secrets to becoming a great DK player, witness a Karen Gandalf, and say goodbye to a longtime podcast friend.