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You Can Finally Play A Long-Lost Donkey Kong Game
« on: February 26, 2018, 23:48:03 PM »
An extremely rare, officially-licensed Donkey Kong game has finally been released to the Internet, and now the entire world can experience the bizarre journey of Donkey Kong 3: The Great Counterattack.

In the early 1980s, Nintendo licensed some of its properties to developer Hudson Soft, which released versions of Nintendo’s arcade and NES games for Japanese personal computers. While most of these oddball footnotes of Nintendo history have since been “dumped” off of the computer disks and released to the Internet to be played via emulators, 1984's Donkey Kong 3: Daigyakushuu has remained trapped on Japanese magnetic media for over 30 years.

In December, a group of fans pooled their money to purchase a rare diskette containing of the Sharp X1 computer version of the game on Yahoo Auctions for about $415. They then went through an elaborate process of extracting the data off the disk (which you can read all about if you are so inclined), and the result is a game image (linked at the bottom of that piece) that can be played on an X1 emulator.


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Re: You Can Finally Play A Long-Lost Donkey Kong Game
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 08:42:17 AM »
Awesome, looks a good game.
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