Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Look Into Video Games: Donkey Kong's Fun With Music

Donkey Kong's Fun With Music (Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi) was a game planned for the Famicom (Japanese NES) in 1983. It was cancelled before release however.

 The game apparently had two modes of play. The first was Music Quiz which was a two-player mode. Donkey Kong would play notes then Mario and Pauline would copy it.

The other was Donkey Band, but little is known. Most people thought it would be a free-style mode to compose music. I don't know, but despite the audio limitations it would have been a neat little title at the time. 

Ironically about 2 decades later, Nintendo gave Donkey Kong his own music series with the Donkey Konga games. Which feature great gameplay but a lousy music tracklist for the American release.


[[AguiLeons]] said...

Donkey Kong the old Nintendo classic Donkey Kong online game

Anonymous said...

Seems funny.

JDC said...

If my Japanese is right, ongaku asobi literally just means music play.

Unknown said...

Poor Pauline they should put her in more games.