- Oct 12, 2021
On the E3 show in Los Angeles, Nintendo has unveiled several new Switch games. There came a surprising disclosure today that will delight many retro gamers. The original Donkey Kong Arcade game comes to Nintendo’s most popular game console, the Switch. The arcade version will receive an official reissue for the first time.
Donkey Kong Arcade game for Nintendo Switch
The original Donkey Kong game was released in 1981 by Nintendo. The reissue of this retro arcade game is published in collaboration with Hamster Corporation.
The gameplay works as follows. The gamer must liberate Lady from her kidnapper. The monkey Donkey Kong ascends ladders and avoids different obstacles until he reaches the top and can save Lady. Mario is also in the original version. This famous character was introduced in Donkey Kong, but could not be found in later variants.
Nintendo Switch retro games
Apart from Donkey Kong, Nintendo has also announced a classic for the Switch console. Next month Sky Skipper will be added to the Arcade Archives games from Nintendo. This game was released immediately after Donkey Kong.
There has never been a formal arcade release from Sky Skipper, apart from some test specimens from 1981. Nintendo had to extract the ROM from the only original arcade cabinet that still exists, it was in home country Japan. In Sky Skipper, the gamer is a pilot named Mr. You. As a pilot, you control a plane where your job is to save the Royal family. On the way, you collect cards and you go into battle with angry monkeys.
Retro game fair
Are you also a fan of retro games? The Bonami SpelComputer Museum organizes a retro fair every quarter in various locations throughout the Netherlands. The fair attracts hundreds of enthusiastic retro gamers, who are eager to browse between the most diverse classic game items, from old game computers to retro games and accessories.