Apr 30, 2018
They’re finally here, performing for you! Welcome to Donkey Kong Country! For the first annual APE-RIL Special, Geoff and Jack have assembled a whole gorilla troop of Kong-loving game nerds for a mega-sized barrel blast of Kong-tainment! Barm, Sam Stovold, Kevin Young, and in their ApeCast debuts, Kregg Castillo and Duncan Hughes join us for an in-depth discussion of Donkey Kong’s storied history, all the way from the 1981 arcade smash that brought the world Mario and DK to his Rareware developed 1990’s heyday to the strange Gamecube era right up to his current successful partnership with Retro Studios. What we’ve played, what we didn’t, what we liked, what we didn’t like, and what is it about the graphics, the sound, the gameplay, and yes, the ATTITUDE that makes the series so beloved? What about the DK rap!? What of DONKEY KONG JR. MATH!? Is Cranky really the original Donkey Kong? Why the heck is he named Donkey Kong? It’s all in here! Come on, Cranky, take it to the FRIDGE!