But it is not too farfetched, to state that without Donkey Kong this blog would not exist. And it is therefore more than appropriate to put a spotlight on Miyamoto's premiere master piece; the start of my fondness for Nintendo, as well as the start of my collection.
With that in mind - let's dig in.
It is not my intention to introduce or explain Donkey Kong. That would be silly. Unlike many of the Nintendo toys and games featured on this blog, I can safely assume that you know all ins and outs of the game's origine, have played its four levels a zillion times, and watched The King of Kong more than once. Right?
What I would like to show you instead, is my first - ever - Nintendo game. The first piece of what would become a mountain of games. The first snowflake of an eventual collecting avalanche.
Here it is: the actual first Nintendo item I bought, almost thirty years ago.
|My collection artefact #1 - ColecoVision Donkey Kong (1982)|
Let us rewind three decades of time, to the Summer of 1982. For months, I had been pumping quarters (well, actually, guilders) into Nintendo's arcade revelation Donkey Kong.