DID YOU KNOW?
The first Donkey Kong game was made to fill a spot in Nintendo's video game roster when a game based on the Popeye comic strip fell through. DK's creator Shigeru Miyamoto came up with the idea of doing a game with a love triange between a carpenter, his girlfriend and a gorilla be the story. Miyamoto came up with the nameDonkey Kong because he felt that "donkey" would translate into the sense of "stupid ape" in English. Ironically, that stupid ape was smart enough to know how to toss and roll barrels at Mario.