Bonus Stage Marathons has contacted us to pass word along that live this weekend, they will be holding a Donkey Kong Marathon beginning at 7pm EST on Friday, January 29th and running until Sunday, January 31st. Their goal? To raise $400 for The Lucky Cat Rescue, which "promotes pet spay and neuter while educating and rescuing stray cats and helping them find a great home."
Here is what to expect:
Those three days will be spent playing Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Donkey Kong (Gameboy), Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2, Donkey Kong Country 3, Donkey Kong 64, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Land 2, Donkey Kong Land 3, Donkey Konga, Donkey Kong King of Swing, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Donkey Konga 2, and Donkey Konga 3.
What? No Jungle Beat? Ditch DK Jr. Math if you must, but don't leave that out!
You can check out the marathon on their website. Read More
Steve Wiebe (pictured at right, in a lovely shade of orange) may have fame, thanks to his Donkey Kong world record and the "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" documentary, but fortune? Well, unless he's gotten some really good royalties since the movie came out, he's no hot sauce tycoon, I can tell you that.
So it is with that in mind that the recently-crowned Donkey Kong Jr. world record holder has received some good news, as he moves towards reclaiming his Donkey Kong title at E3. UGO reports that Stride Gum is ready to give Wiebe a little extra incentive to beat rival Billy Mitchell's high score of 1,050,200: $10,001 worth of incentive, in fact.
And in quarters. That's got to be a little more than a fistful. Read More
Nintendo recently commissioned a survey to be conducted by Wakefield Research among 400 children. According to the results of that survey, one in five children believe that they are more likely to grow up to become a pro athlete, singer, or actor than they are to get high marks in math next year. One-third of those kids felt negatively about the subject, with 18% calling it boring, while another 13% referred to it as "torture."
Now, why would Nintendo commission such a study? Read More
Week in and week out, Nintendo releases something new for their Virtual Console. Sometimes they release something that seems like a real bargain; Paper Mario for ten bucks? Just wire it into our veins, please.
Other times, however, the value just doesn't quite seem to be there. Five bucks for Donkey Kong Jr. Math? It's as though $4.99 vanishes into thin air.
But what is the real value of the Virtual Console library when compared to just hitting up eBay, Amazon, or some other second-hand and grabbing from there? That's what the fellows at Vintage Computing set out to discover, and you might be surprised by the results. Well, not if you looked at the picture above, but admit it, you're still surprised.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The game: Vegas Stakes
Its cost: 800 points
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The game: Landstalker
Its cost: 800 points
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A total of four titles are available for download.
Starfox or Donkey Kong Jr. Math? Read More
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