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NES Donkey Kong

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: DK
  • Display name: Donkey Kong
  • Goodtools name: Donkey Kong
  • In group: Donkey Kong
  • In group: Mario

[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:08.67 by Phil.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-09-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 908.18 KB, length: 01:24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 962.69 KB, length: 01:24)
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Submission #2397 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1316 (01:08.97)
Rating: 7.8 (45 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players. This competitive spirit has made for some "perfect" runs. Yet each time someone manages to squeeze just a bit more out of it.

This latest completion by Phil beats the previous movie by 11 frames by carefully optimizing Jumpman's movement pattern.

Total movies: 5


[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:10.08 by hero of the day.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-04-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1006.69 KB, length: 01:25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 1.36 MB, length: 01:25)
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Submission #1535 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #359 (01:17.78)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players.

The previous movie was considered perfect. But as we demonstrate time and time again, perceived perfection can be trumped by persistence.

The author improved the movie by 8 seconds due to an unexpected glitch in the first level. This also proves that even the most simple games can be broken!


[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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Obsoletes movie #357 (01:18.17)
Rating: 6.9 (37 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
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This movie has been obsoleted!

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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

[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:08.97 by Aglar.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2009-07-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 1.65 MB, length: 01:23)
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Submission #2299 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #841 (01:10.08)
Rating: 7.4 (16 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
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This movie has been obsoleted!

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Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players. This competitive spirit has made for some 'perfect' runs. Yet each time someone manages to squeeze just a bit more out of it.

This latest completion by Aglar beats the previous movie by 67 frames. All improvements come from 'ladder-zip' maneuvers.


[Tier: Vault]NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:18.17 by Arc.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-06-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 1.09 MB, length: 01:32)
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Obsoletes movie #356 (01:20.55)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players. This competitive spirit has made for some 'perfect' runs. Yet each time someone manages to squeeze just a bit more out of it.

This movie improves the previous by 2.38 seconds due to luck manipulation.


[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong in 01:20.55 by OmnipotentEntity.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-06-07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 1.09 MB, length: 01:35)
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- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by different authors.

Every time before it has been rejected ― either because the movies have been imperfect, or just because the game is too simple.
(Isn't it? Even the video codec thinks it can encode the movie losslessly in a mere 251 kbit/s rate.)

But persistence prevailed (take no hint!), and Michael Reilly got his movie through.

This movie applies luck manipulation to keep the bad enemies out of way so mister Jumpman (later to become Mario) doesn't need to jump so much.