Thursday, June 03, 2010

I think I'll stick with the arcade version

Hardcore Donkey Kong fans will either be delighted or disgusted to hear that a cartoonish remake of the arcade (and NES) classic has hit the Web courtesy of coder Mick Farrow.

After spending a few minutes with said remake, I wouldn't put myself in either of the aforementioned camps (delighted or disgusted). If anything, I'd consider myself disinterested.

Sure, there's not much to complain about in Farrow's remake--aside from the iffy jumping--but there's not much to cheer about, either, as the arcade original's controls, graphics, music and sound effects were and are, in my opinion, darn near perfect as is.

Anyway, head on over to the Retro Remake forums ASAP if you want to give it a go, as it'll likely be squashed like the girders beneath Donkey Kong's formidable feet as soon as the folks at Nintendo hear about it.


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