Summary of Games
Donkey Kong (ドンキーコング Donkī-Kongu?) is a series of video games that features the adventures of a large ape called Donkey Kong, created by Shigeru Miyamoto. It mainly comprises two different game series, plus spin-off titles of various genres.
The games of the first series are mostly single-screen platform/action puzzle types, featuring Donkey Kong as the antagonist against Mario in an industrial construction setting. The original Donkey Kong game was the first appearance of Mario, Nintendo's flagship character, pre-dating the well-known Super Mario Bros. by four years.
The second, the Donkey Kong Country / Land series, feature Donkey Kong and his clan as protagonists in their native jungle setting versus a variety of anthropomorphic enemies. These are side-scrolling platform games. (The Donkey Kong character of this series is the grandchild of the title character from the original Donkey Kong game.)
Titles outside these two series have included rhythm games (Donkey Konga), racing games (Diddy Kong Racing), and edutainment (Donkey Kong Jr. Math).
A hallmark of the Donkey Kong series is barrels, which the Kongs use as weapons, vehicles, furniture and lodging. Characters from the Donkey Kong series have appeared in Nintendo's crossover titles such as the Smash Bros. and Mario Kart series. The Donkey Kong character is highly recognizable and very popular; the franchise has sold over 40 million units worldwide.
Appearances in Show
- Episode 14 Donkey Strong: Donkey Kong gets spoofed with an exercise training program of lifting barrels and throwing barrels.
- Episode 24 ArTHOR: Donkey Kong appeared taking a lunch break with Mario. Also, the first game of the series (Donkey Kong) gets spoofed with Arthor trying to save Jane from the monster throwing barrels.
- Episode 2 (28) Super 80's: Donkey Kong appeared hammering J. J. Abrams and taking him away. Also, Mario appeared on his back.
- Episode 11 (37) The Celebrity Ape-rentice: Donkey Kong appeared as one of the contestants.