Donkey Kong 3 (NES) Mike & Bootsy

Mike Matei / March 17th, 2016

Mike & Bootsy play Donkey Kong 3 for NES


  • March 17, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    As simplistic as it is, it looks challenging. Keep those videos coming.

  • luke highland

    March 17, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Nice!! Got a game suggestion for you: the new Blazblue game. Really interesting 2d fighting game with great reviews.

  • Grandmasterp

    March 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    The look on Donkey Kongs face when you fire that stuff up his ass is funny.

  • Ghoshtbushterrzz

    March 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Definitely gotta give this a try

  • jasonjrf

    March 17, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    i believe the Universal lawsuit has nothing to do with it because I believe that when Universal sued it came out that they actually didn’t even own King Kong and it was actually public Domain, so Universal screwed themselves. I think thats what happened.

    • jm-9

      March 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      You’re right. Nintendo won that suit. There’s some other rights issue that prevents the original Donkey Kong arcade version from being released though.

    • Savikain

      March 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      It was a lot more complicated than that, but you’re essentially right. Universal had taken RKO pictures to court in 1975 and successfully argued that King Kong was public domain since it was over 40 years old. They basically shot themselves in the foot. If you like more behind the scenes game history, read the Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven Kent. It’s one of my Game Design text books.

  • March 17, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Love seeing a new Cinemassacre vid and w/Bootsy we need more Bootsy Beats!!!

  • March 18, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Dear James, i am curious to hear your opinion on the new ghostbusters trailer. cheers, carlo

  • greedo

    March 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Hey, Mike- If all else fails, you could get the Game & Watch version of DK. It’s about as close as you’re going to get to the original, unfortunately. But it is a pretty good version of the game, if you manage to get your hands on it.

    As for the lawsuit, as a couple of other people have pointed out, the Universal lawsuit had nothing to do with it. Nintendo won. Interesting factoid- Universal tried to argue that Nintendo violated their copyright, only to be undone when it was discovered that Universal argued in another case(successfully) that King Kong was public domain. Oh, snap!

    • greedo

      March 18, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Just to be clear, Universal was arguing that King Kong was copyrighted, and therefore Nintendo was infringing upon it.

  • Bill

    March 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Actually, Donkey Kong JR. is NOT Donkey Kong 2. I’ve played to arcade version of Donkey Kong 2. And holy shit is it hard! Think there is video on youtube.

  • March 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    The Commodore 64 version of Donkey Kong has all 4 levels from the arcade version!

  • March 18, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Fuckin burgers is definitely my new catch phrase

  • Nozzy

    March 18, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Is Bootsy actually from the Burgh, or is he just a Philly antagonist? (Either one is admirable)

  • Gamma Catch

    March 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Finally watched the AVGN movie after work last night. Got it on Steam, and I gotta say quite a few scenes that had me a laughing like an idiot. Some really funny lines in there too. I didn’t expect it to be a running parody of movie cliches, but once I figured out what was going you guys still surprised with the escalating level of ridiculousness.

    Don’t mind the 50 some negative Steam reviews, those guys prolly hated Kung Fury too.

  • myzooclass

    March 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    What the… Is AVGN dead???

  • March 19, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    great video

  • March 21, 2016 at 12:55 am

    In order to get farther in the game, you need to conserve the powerups, since they only reappear after you die.

  • Trevor Bailey

    March 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm


  • March 22, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Donkey Kong rocks

  • March 23, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Love your video as always, but a bit of advice about body language. Don’t cross your arms so much, it really makes you look closed off.

  • Sean Churchill

    March 30, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    The things Donkey Kong throws are bee hives, and the insects are bees.

  • June 16, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Great vid

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