Who Wants To Touch My Monkey?

Posted June 14, 2019 by Ric Pryor

I asked my friends if any of them wanted to come over and play this Atari 2600 game I just found and they all gave me the weirdest looks.

Monkey Dong for the Atari 2600

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Never Judge a Game By Its Monkey

Posted May 5, 2019 by Ric Pryor

Coleco did not produce intentionally poor arcade ports for the Atari 2600. Anyone who tells you they did has only played Donkey Kong and has based their judgement almost entirely on the infamously gingerbread man-esque appearance of the game's primate antagonist.

If only Coleco had released this version of Donkey Kong, the crash wouldn't have happened.

Next time someone tries to feed you that tired old urban myth, show them this screen shot. The only thing that has been changed is the Donkey Kong sprite. They will no doubt be blown away by how much more like the arcade game this version is than Coleco's and possibly even exclaim that if this game had been released instead, the Great Video Game Crash would never have happened.

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Match the Gorilla with the Atari 2600 Game

Posted April 26, 2018 by Ric Pryor

The Atari 2600 port of Donkey Kong is infamous for its gingerbread-man-like titular ape, but that graphical ambiguity isn't unique to Donkey Kong. See if you can match the gorilla sprite on the left with the correct VCS game on the right.

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