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Donkey Kong game launched by Nintendo

Donkey Kong game launched by Nintendo

9 July, 1981

The Donkey Kong video game was released by Nintendo on 9th July 1981. The game also launched the character Mario, who was to later became the company’s mascot.

By the way, as per the instructions that came with the original game, the term “donkey” was for Mario (or Jumpman as he was originally called) and not the ape (who was “kong”).

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