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Would you like to see a seven meter high video game? A museum makes it possible


The Strong National Museum of Play (short: The Strong Museum) has announced an apparatus that is likely to delight retro gaming fans in general, but especially moviegoers of the recently launched video game adaptation The Super Mario Bros.

We’re talking about: the world’s largest Donkey Kong arcade machine. An announcement reveals that the giant ape will soon be released from the chains museumofplay.org out.

By the way: Cinematic cheers are currently coming from the gaming editorial team. In her detailed film review, Natalie Schermann explains why the legendary plumber twins have now managed to storm the cinema screens for the second time (the trashy Super Mario Bros film from 1993: rest in peace Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins).

The most important key data on the super primate: According to the Strong Museum, the arcade machine is almost seven meters tall – more than 370 times larger than the original arcade machine. The device is part of the expanded exhibition space of the museum.

The exhibition space will open in June of this year. The museum’s announcement goes on to say that the XXL Donkey Kong machine should be available for gambling from June 30, 2023.

And this is what it looks like: the Superprimatus Arcadicus

And this is what it looks like: the Superprimatus Arcadicus

The most fantastic fun facts about the awesome gaming experience can be found below in bullet points:

  • The device casing consists of: an aluminum frame with MDF fiber boards
  • The player stands on a pedestal: This socket is located at the bottom of the screen.
  • control unit: The game is played using standard arcade joysticks and buttons.
  • Authenticity ensures: The built-in motherboard comes from an original Donkey Kong cabinet.

It is also called the Nintendo branch Nintendo of America worked on the gigantic exhibit. It is not yet known how intensive this cooperation was.

Anyone who grew up in the 80s knows that Donkey Kong was one of the gaming evergreens on the Nintendo Entertainment System home console, along with Super Mario Bros and Legend of Zelda. Do you think the Strong Museum is a worthy memorial to Mr. Kong with the XXL Aparillo, or is it at best a marketing gimmick not worth jerking at the controls? Write us your opinion in the comments!

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