Donkey Kong (Arcade)

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Title Screen

Donkey Kong

Developers: Nintendo R&D1, Ikegami Tsushinki
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Arcade (Nintendo Donkey Kong hardware)
Released in JP: 1981
Released in US: 1981
Released in EU: 1981


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


Donkey Kong is the story of a guy named Jumpman, a giant gorilla, a girl named Pauline, and an endlessly looping set of buildings which may or may not contain a "pie factory".

Unused Graphics

Whoops

This frame of the cement (or "pie") object is never used, and there's not really a place to use it since it never falls.

Controversial!

The logo for Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd. can be found with the rest of the title graphics, but it's never used. ITC both developed the hardware and wrote the program code for Donkey Kong.

(Source: GDRI)

Otherwise known as Imageki

Their name is found again (hidden in 1BPP format) in c_5k_b, starting at 0xFA0, immediately following the message below.

Hidden Text

The following text is hidden in the Japanese game (c_5k_b) at 0xF00:

CONGRATULATION !
IF YOU ANALYSE
DIFFICULT THIS
PROGRAM,WE WOULD 
TEACH YOU.*****
TEL.TOKYO-JAPAN
044(244)2151
EXTENTION 304

SYSTEM DESIGN
IKEGAMI CO. LIM.

The American build has most of this text, but the first three lines were overwritten.