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Thu Sep 14 17 02:11am
Rating: 5 (Updated 1 time)

While many people are salty because this ain't Virtual Console, I personally find it very exciting.
Nintendo has very rarely re-released or even acknowledged the original arcade versions of many of their early titles, and the Vs. versions basically disappeared completely. To see many of them finally get an official re-release is wonderful.

This was a really nice surprise. Hopefully Donkey Kong gets the Arcade Archives treatment as well.

Thu Sep 14 17 01:17am
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Probably not likely to happen with DK1/DKJR as Nintendo doesn't own those games

Wait, what? What do you mean they don't own the games...it's their characters. I cant find any news of them not owning the games. I mean there was Donkey Kong content in that NES Remix series.

The original arcade version of Donkey Kong was co-developed by an outside company, and when Nintendo reused some of the code for Donkey Kong Jr. they sued for infringement.
It was ultimately settled out of court, but just like with the Super FX rights debacle it is believed this is the reason why Nintendo has rarely re-released the original arcade version of Donkey Kong, instead using the NES port.

Thu Sep 14 17 12:59pm
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https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/134790/the_secret_history_of_donkey_kong.php As was mentioned above, they own the level design, characters, music, sound effects and other things, but not the actual arcade game's coding. That's why the version in DK64 is edited and they haven't even bothered to rerelease DKJR.

Nintendo needs to get the rights to Donkey Kong back. Otherwise they'll just keep giving us the trashy NES remake.

Thu Sep 14 17 02:11am
Rating: 5 (Updated 1 time)

While many people are salty because this ain't Virtual Console, I personally find it very exciting.
Nintendo has very rarely re-released or even acknowledged the original arcade versions of many of their early titles, and the Vs. versions basically disappeared completely. To see many of them finally get an official re-release is wonderful.

I feel the same way! I was SO excited to see these re-releases. I've been waiting for YEARS!!

jd
Thu Sep 14 17 03:04am
Rating: 1

Hmm... makes me wonder if non-Nintendo games might get the Arcade Archives treatment...

What do you mean? There are bunch of Arcade Archives games already on the Switch eShop. I think they are all NeoGeo games, but I recommend Blazing Star! Other platforms have other arcade games like Double Dragon or Contra. I'm sure it is only a matter of time before they arrive on the Switch.

So this isn't Virtual Console?

No, it's the same arcade archives service that has been behind the Neo Geo games since launch. This is just the first non neo-geo game, which means that we could also get the goodies PS4 has, like Arcade Gradius, Salamander, Contra, Ninja Warriors, and many many more. It's basically the VC Arcade but superior in every single way.

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