[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Donkey King

November 19th, 2007 by Benj Edwards

Donkey King AdvertisementHmm. I wonder what game this is a copy of?

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14 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Donkey King

  1. Kitsunexus Says:

    Indeed. The most blatant Asteroids ripoff EVER.

  2. apronk Says:

    On the bottom it says "Looking for new software".

    Hmm…

    Pang
    Gauntlot
    Centifeet
    Mario Bras
    Dragon's Liar

  3. SirPaul Says:

    I hate to break it to you, Apronk, but Pang is a real game. And no, it is not similar to Pong, it's considerably different.

  4. Benj Edwards Says:

    That was classic, apronk. :) Let's hear some more.

    I want to play Mario Bras. Are they Rastafarians or women's undergarments?

  5. Layne Says:

    Zack-son
    Boulevard Fighter II Champion Edition
    Spi Hunter
    Q-Burt
    Jowst
    Karate Chump
    Alerted Beats
    Load Runner

  6. Benj Edwards Says:

    Hehe, those were some good ones, Layne. Altered Beats (I know you said "Alerted") sounds like it could be a geekcore rap group name. Karate Chump is a winner. Best of all is Load Runner, where someone tries to make it to the bathroom in time…

    Then again, like Donkey King, I guess these are supposed to be straight clones of the originals. :) Still, it's fun to speculate.

  7. Kitsunexus Says:

    http://www.alteredbeats.co.uk/ , Benj. ^___^

  8. apronk Says:

    Yes, Benj, I would imagine each misnamed game would have to mirror the original. But if you would like, I could come up with something…

    "Mario Bras" is actually about two surfer brothers who end up in Cincinatti and get beat up by a hockey team until the realize hey he's awesome then it all comes down to a wicked rollerblade race down the Devil's Backbone. If anyone has no idea what I'm talking about that's okay. When I hear the word "bra" I just automatically think of those daily hideous restriction devices I am supposed to wear, or this movie.

  9. apronk Says:

    Pang is taken? Well at least it is not a knock-off of pong.

    Pung then?

  10. Benj Edwards Says:

    Nolan Bushnell has a four-player table-top version of Pong in his new uWink restaurant called "Ping." But no there's no Pung that I know of.

  11. apronk Says:

    I would stay away from "Ping" just for the simple fact that it's such a prevalent tech term. Gotta go w/ something wacky.

  12. Geoff V. Says:

    Don't ask how I know this, but Chris Latham created "Donkey King." Visit the address for a blast of Coco history.

    http://www.nickm.launch.net.au/ProjectArchive/latham.html

  13. Benj Edwards Says:

    Believe it or not, but I've actually seen that page before, Geoff. I though it was funny running into a page about the guy who made Donkey King a few months ago. But still, thanks for the link!

  14. David Moisan Says:

    ISTR that Tom Mix was made to rename their game "The King" shortly after it was released.

    Unfortunately, the copy I played was the cracked version that was "porned" up; even in those days it was fun to play with bitmaps…

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