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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by irixith Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:14 pm

Don Doko Don. A Taito arcade game. Probably the best in the "genre", if you can call it that. Was ported to PCE and Famicom. The Famicom sequel is a side-scrolling platformer that's OK, but not the same kind of game.
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by ninjainspandex Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:50 pm

Wreck it Ralph or Rampage?
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by noiseredux Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:53 pm

ninjainspandex wrote:Wreck it Ralph


you mean Fix-it Feelix. The game Wreck It Ralph is a platformer like SMB.
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by ninjainspandex Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:00 pm

noiseredux wrote:
ninjainspandex wrote:Wreck it Ralph


you mean Fix-it Feelix. The game Wreck It Ralph is a platformer like SMB.

Oops that is what I meant :oops:
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:59 pm

Nice replies all...

Omerta wrote:My two random suggestions would be Wrecking Crew and Titanfall.


Wrecking Crew would work. I'm not dead set on jumping as a requirement. Platforming to me = moving from platform to platform. I probably haven't played the game in about 20 years so I should reacquaint myself.

alienjesus wrote:I can't think of anything specific. Manic Miner/Jet Set Willy are kinda like this, but not really.

Those are incredibly popular old games over here in the UK. Have you played them before? I feel if any American on the forum has, it's probably you.


Heard of 'em, haven't played 'em. Just did an eBay check. Just as I feared - they are cassettes. :lol:

Ivo wrote:Off the top of my head, 3 classics.

Bomb Jack
Chuckie Egg
Lode Runner


I've actually been working on Bomb Jack for some time. I've heard it has 18 stages before it loops, I've made it to stage 10 or so. As with many old arcade games, it's 1CC-or-gtfo.

Lode Runner I know by name but, embarrassingly, have never played.

As for the Egg, I've never heard of it. Looks to be European?

irixith wrote:Don Doko Don. A Taito arcade game. Probably the best in the "genre", if you can call it that. Was ported to PCE and Famicom. The Famicom sequel is a side-scrolling platformer that's OK, but not the same kind of game.


I have played this and enjoyed it, but have yet to finish it.

I don't really consider it a DK-style game though, as the objective is to defeat enemies before moving to the next stage rather than reaching a goal/collecting items.

Taito actually has a couple of other lesser-known Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands-esque games: Chack'n Pop and The Fairyland Story. Though you've probably already heard of these if you know of Doko Doko Don. :lol:

Also: is Fix-It-Felix even a real game or are yous guys joking?

Keep 'em coming!
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by noiseredux Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:04 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Also: is Fix-It-Felix even a real game or are yous guys joking?


viewtopic.php?f=24&t=42308&hilit=felix
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by ExedExes Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:13 pm

I'd second Crystal Castles. Arcade or 2600, I'm a big fan.
Bomb Jack was also a good example.
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Xeogred wrote:The obvious answer is that it's time for the Dreamcast 2.
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by ninjainspandex Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:20 pm

Yes Bone, Fix it Felix is actually a real game. And what is even crazier is that Disney even made arcade cabinets for it, for their theme parks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPX0DhDZE8
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:35 pm

ExedExes wrote:I'd second Crystal Castles. Arcade or 2600, I'm a big fan.
Bomb Jack was also a good example.


Hey I heard you were pretty good at those games...
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Re: Games like Donkey Kong?

by ExedExes Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:46 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:
ExedExes wrote:I'd second Crystal Castles. Arcade or 2600, I'm a big fan.
Bomb Jack was also a good example.


Hey I heard you were pretty good at those games...

Could be why I endorse them, right? :lol: They do fit your description for single-screen action.
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