Things I Like: Pompy The Presumptuous (Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze)

This evil big seal is first boss in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on WiiU/Nintendo Switch. I didn’t quite know what to expect with this battle. I knew from the stage that I would have to be doing a lot of jumping for the most part. He sends a lot of his buddies after youContinue reading “Things I Like: Pompy The Presumptuous (Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze)”

Things I Like: Classic Donkey Kong in Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)

I remember when I was younger, I found a hidden version of the original Donkey Kong game in Donkey Kong 64. I had never played it, and despite it being rather basic, I liked it and found it fairly fun to play. Once Mario is finished with New Donk City in Super Mario Odyssey, MayorContinue reading “Things I Like: Classic Donkey Kong in Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)”

Video Game History: Diddy Kong Racing (N64)

While Mario Kart has been king of kart racing games since 1992, it has seen many imitators and rivals. Diddy Kong Racing was the first kart racer (that I know of) that Nintendo had done outside the Mario series. Though technically Rare (who made the Donkey Kong Country series) were the real team behind it.Continue reading “Video Game History: Diddy Kong Racing (N64)”

Things I Like: Donkey Kong (NES)

I was born in 1988, so needless to say it was impossible for me to experience the original Donkey Kong in the arcades in 1981. Nintendo did release Donkey Kong on NES later on, and I did play that version via the Gamecube version of Animal Crossing which let players find NES games as unlockableContinue reading “Things I Like: Donkey Kong (NES)”

Video Game History: Radar Scope (Arcade)

While we all remember Nintendo’s early days as a glorious time in the mid-80’s, their video game history dates back a little further. One of their earliest games was a title called Radar Scope for arcades, and it was no Mario. 1979 was not a good year for the Japanese company hoping to reshape itsContinue reading “Video Game History: Radar Scope (Arcade)”