As we said before, it was only just the other week that we informed you that JOTD, who is also behind the brilliant Arcade conversions of Galaxian and Super Xevious 1200 for the Amiga, was going to be doing another conversion/port of the classic 80’s game of ‘Donkey Kong’. Well thanks to a heads up from one of our readers in the comments section, we’ve been told that JOTD has finally released the eagerly awaited Donkey Kong 500. A transcode of Donkey Kong arcade version for the Amiga which you can see in the latest video below.

For those of you have never played Donkey Kong which is now being created using 68k assembly for the Commodore Amiga, here’s what the wiki has to say about the game. “Donkey Kong is a 1981 arcade video game developed and published by Nintendo. As Mario, the player runs and jumps on platforms and climbs ladders to ascend a construction site and rescue Pauline from a giant gorilla, Donkey Kong. It is the first game in the Donkey Kong series as well as Mario’s first appearance in a video game”.

Credits:

  • – jotd: Z80 to Amiga 68000 conversion
  • – no9: Amiga remade tunes
  • – Jeff Willms, Kef Schecter, anon: Z80 reverse engineering
  • – Mark (tcdev): graphics extraction

– Please note although it is showing BETA, we’ve also been told this may be the final version. –

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