Super Donkey is an unreleased platformer starring an unnamed proto-Rayman-like aviator/explorer who resembles the main character of Nintendo's earlier game Sky Skipper.
The game seems to have remained completely unknown until two builds were found as part of the July 24, 2020 asset leak. Neither build has any sounds or music, and the onscreen timer is non-functional in both. The name, some unused sprites, and related material found elsewhere in the asset leak suggest that this was a Donkey Kong-related project. File dates for the related material suggest that the available ROMs were built sometime in 1991 or 1992.
Various elements of Super Donkey would eventually be used in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (and the available builds of Super Donkey were found within Yoshi Island's source code), and there's a chance that the latter is what ultimately became of this project.
This file, dated 08 February 1991 09:32, shows graphics featuring Mario as the main character, before ultimately being replaced and then the game potentially redesigned yet again.
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