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Donkey Kong - Video Game Classic Series South

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Hidden : 12/27/2010
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Donkey Kong arcade video game was introduced in 1981 by Nintendo. The game featured the adventures of a large ape creature called Donkey Kong and his nemesis, Mario. The game was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and launched an entire series of games off the Donkey Kong and Mario characters.

Donkey Kong was a major breakthrough for Nintendo and for the videogame industry. Sales of the machine were brisk, with the game becoming one of the best-selling arcade machines of the early 1980s. In 1981 Falcon created a legitimate clone of Donkey Kong known as Crazy Kong for distribution in non-US markets.

MCA Universal sued Nintendo over copyright violations, claiming that Donkey Kong was a copy of King Kong. Nintendo's lawyer, Howard Lincoln, who would go on to become a Senior Vice President of the company, discovered that Universal didn't own the copyright to King Kong either, and was able win the lawsuit. Ironically, it was MCA Universal that previously won a lawsuit declaring King Kong was in the public domain.

Mario went on to be the mascot of Nintendo and the main character in many games that Nintendo would bring out over the years.

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