All this and animal cruelty too? Who is this guy? Does anyone know, really? Certainly not Mario any more, of that we’re sure. It’s a little remembered fact that in the original game Donkey Kong was Mario’s pet ape, and only went on the rampage after being ill-treated. And now here we are, in another of Mario’s Game & Watch identity purges, witnessing his barbaric attempt to almost literally turn DK into a dancing monkey.
Donkey Kong must balance atop a barrel while juggling pineapples as fire rains from the sky. Should DK drop one of the whirling fruits or accidentally burn himself, Mario will leap into the air, point and laugh maniacally. He’s one step away from taking his victim’s ears as trophies, we swear.