09/07/2024 Quantic Lab

Happy 41th Anniversary, Donkey Kong!

July 9th is Donkey Kong Birthday, an iconic character who is turning 41 years old this year!

🕹 Donkey Kong – video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto, the general manager at Nintendo and the creator of Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and more. The game follows the adventures of an ape of the same name that first appeared in 1981 as an arcade game. Needless to say, it quickly became a massive success!
🕹 Donkey Kong’s success positioned Nintendo for market dominance for the 1980s and 1990s. The game debuts Mario, who became Nintendo’s mascot and one of the world’s most recognizable characters. It was mass marketed in multitudes of products, including breakfast cereal, toys, and television cartoons. Donkey Kong is one of the most important games from the golden age of arcade video games and one of the greatest and most popular arcade games of all time. It has been frequently referenced in pop culture and subsequent video games and has an active high score competition.