Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ARCADE GAMING: FOREIGN BOOTLEGS OF "DONKEY KONG" AND "MARIO BROS."

These foreign and likely unlicensed coin-op arcade titles by Nintendo give the word "bootleg" a whole new meaning - the colors, sounds, music and sometimes level setup have been changed up, and sometimes with hysterical results (like the final "win" screen in Donkey Kong).  There's at least four foreign bootlegs of Donkey Kong out there, and several more of original arcade classics by Nintendo.

CRAZY KONG: JEUTEL BOOTLEG
(AKA DONKEY KONG
1981

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MASAO
(AKA MARIO BROS.)
1983

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