DK Arcade

The Donkey Kong arcade was a key turning point for Nintendo as a company, as it brought Shigeru Miyamoto to the fore and helped to demonstrate to Hiroshi Yamauchi and his management that the video game business could be lucrative for the company. It's so iconic that a small band of gamers still compete for the world record, setting ludicrous scores and earning publicity in the process.

It may be more than 30 years old, but the old arcade still has some secrets to be discovered, too. Some tech whizzes have found and published new sound samples hidden in the code, including some music that seems to have ultimately been used in later projects. There are three music clips and two Pauline voice samples; check them out below. (Update: If you can't see the sound players below, head on over to this page)

Music

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Voice

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We suspect that plenty of hidden retro Nintendo data and music is still waiting to be discovered, even in some of its oldest games.

[via tcrf.net, kotaku.com]