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[Tier: Vault]NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:17.78 by Phil.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-06-09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 1.08 MB, length: 01:31)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.18 MB, length: 01:31)
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Submission #711 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #357 (01:18.17)
Rating: 6.9 (37 votes)
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players.

The author of this movie manipulates luck so that Mister Jumpman (who later became Mario) never needs to jump over, wait for, or otherwise evade deadly objects.

Note: Previously, every attempt at this game had been rejected ― either because the movies had been imperfect or just because the game is too simple.
(Isn't it? Even the video codec thinks that it can encode the movie without loss at a mere 251 kbit/s rate.)

But persistence prevailed (take no hint!); the competition between players entailed a movie's publishing. Soon thereafter, it was improved 4 more times. Here's the latest version, made by Phil.

The following other authors should be acknowledged for their contributions:

  • aaa2: the first person who submitted a Donkey Kong movie
  • CoolBumpty: submitted a much better movie
  • OmnipotentEntity: submitted the first movie that was published
  • Arc: submitted movies with improved tactics on levels 2 and 3
  • Bisqwit: for discovering how to avoid jumping in the last level
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