The Strong National Museum of Play - best known for its "World Video Game Hall of Fame" - has announced it's creating the world's "largest playable" Donkey Arcade cabinet, standing "nearly 20-feet tall" and about "370% bigger" than the original.
It will be part of The Strong's 90,000-square-foot expansion, opening later this year in June. Here's a teaser of what's to come:
"The giant Donkey Kong is expected to be completed this spring and available for play on June 30, 2023."
According to the museum, the cabinet will be visible from the first-floor welcome atrium and is playable just outside the 'ESL Digital Worlds' gallery located on the second floor. Nintendo of America has also "provided input" on this project, although details about its involvement haven't been revealed.
As for the design process, it will be made out of an aluminum frame with MDF fiberboard. Players will stand at a pedestal at the base of the screen to interact with it using a "regular-sized" arcade control panel. The motherboard has come from an original Donkey Kong cabinet, so it will be as close as possible to the classic experience.
Would you be interested in playing Donkey Kong on a giant arcade cabinet? Comment below.
"Hey, can someone get a step ladder to play this, please?"
Holy cow. That will be a sight to see! Super detailed too.
Not big enough, make it 10,000% bigger.
Will it be like when Donkey Kong played the arcade game in Donkey Kong 64 by using a lever?
They should've gone all the way and have an actual gorilla throw barrels at you from five stories above on a construction site. Cowards.
This is by all means ginormous.. it would be so cool if you could use the big buttons though. It would look so goofy i mean with the size difference xD but still i'd love to try this!
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@TheBigBlue sure, you will have to avoid my DK barrels though while climbing it
Don't let Billy Mitchell near it.
"As for the design process, it will be made out of an aluminum frame with MDF fiberboard."
"Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is a building material made of recycled wood scraps."
"Don't let Billy Mitchell near it."
Can you mod this cabinet to run mame on it?
Billy Mitchell: "Oh no, guys something's wrong with the motherboard just lemme in there I need to inspect it quick then I can show you something real cool"
Yes. I DO want to play that.
But how will Billy Mitchell play it?
Finally a cabinet big enough for DK himself to play.
Well. I don’t know. I love installations if they last. This sounds like a waste of resources. And it’s nearly always “the biggest”. A tad boring. Love DK arcade, though.
whoaaa this sounds crazy! love the Strong Museum of Play; definitely worth the trip if you are even remotely in the region.
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