Nintendo's legacy owes so much to the original Donkey Kong; after all, this was the game that introduced the world to Mario.
They could have played it safe with a Game Boy conversion – it still would have been impressive to have an arcade game in the palm of your hands – but Nintendo decided that wasn't ambitious enough. Instead, Donkey Kong '94 (as it is unofficially known) uses the original arcade levels as a prologue for something much larger and more exciting.
This game saw Mario with his most agile move-set yet, it showcased Donkey Kong with a design that compromised between his arcade roots and Rare's upcoming interpretation, and its level design still wows us in 2020.
Join us as we delve into why Donkey Kong '94 is one of the very best titles on the Game Boy!