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Submitted by pixlbit 646d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Continues to Ignore its Own Legacy

PixlBit | "In the PixlBit mailbox, we get a lot of press releases. Some are informative, some are hilarious, and some are just junk. Rarely do I dismiss one from Nintendo outright, but when they sent over a release about Art Academy and Crosswords Plus I did just that. I could barely read the title of the email without nodding off. Come to find out, buried at the very bottom is a huge slap in my face and yours too. Nintendo is once again trying to pass off the NES version of Donkey Kong as the true form of the game, while continuing to ignore the arcade version - the game responsible for shaping the company." (3DS, Arcade, Donkey Kong , Nintendo, Retro, Wii, Wii U)

mike1up  +   647d ago
Nice read.

I almost made the mistake of letting the title speak for the article. Well spoken, excellent points, and I agree. I missed out on a lot of those versions. I also apparently missed out on some quality games.

In all fairness, however, "legacy" is such a relative term in Nintendo's case. Nintendo has been around for so long that legacy can mean a number of things. It all depends on who/when you ask. Legacy of ???

Imo Nintendo's legacy began with the Nes. The author says the arcade, and others will argue everything from Snes to Gamecube (maybe even the Wii).
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vallencer  +   646d ago
What about their legacy of card games??
Magnus  +   646d ago
Thats why they have Pokemon cards
ritsuka666  +   646d ago
This site.... -__-
He just a drama site in desperate need of attention and get hits. As such, I’ll leave my words to him at:

Go fly a kite.
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YoungPlex  +   646d ago
I grew up on both the Arcade and console versions of DK and actually enjoyed the console version better. Who cares! As long as its free what's the difference between the arcade version and console? A stage, and no emulation of inserting quarters People say and do anything to get hits...
mcstorm  +   646d ago
I agree. I get what this guy is saying but I really don't think there is a market for this out there anyway. Plus more people will remember the NES and SNES than the Arcade games.
mulder1617  +   646d ago
Actually, if it wasn't arcade version then Nintendo would have to had to rely on trying to sell a ton of unsellable Radar Scope machines (that was their first arcade cabinet game over here in the U.S. that did well for awhile but then became so annoying with its bleeps and other sounds that it annoyed arcade owners and so they pulled the machines out of arcades)that sat in a warehouse in New Jersey and over here in Washington state where I live. Miyamoto and his mentor at the time Gunpei Yokoi were tasked with getting Donkey Kong off the ground and the rest was history. Of course, Universal pictures came along and tried to sue Nintendo because they said Donkey Kong was too much like Donkey Kong and blah, blah, blah.
mulder1617  +   646d ago
I mean...if it "wasn't" for the arcade version.
mulder1617  +   646d ago
I don't think Nintendo is giving a literal "slap in the face" but just another opportunity to enjoy Donkey Kong-just in a different form. However, they could bless the fanboys with the true arcade version (which would be awesome) but it's their call.

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