News Flash! Smash Bros. Dojo: Donkey Kong

 

2015-12-28 (2)

Hello! We are working very hard on translating the Melee website. We decided to ramp up our translation focus on the character introduction pages in order to give everyone a better picture of Melee, and its character. Special thanks to soma for providing assistance with this translation.

All comments were originally written by Sakurai himself. You can see Sakurai’s individual picture comments by hovering your mouse over the image.  Originally pictures were given their own page, but for the sake of brevity I combined them. The original page can be accessed here.


He’s the king of the jungle.

He loves bananas.donkey_pinup

He has the fearful Giant Punch.

With the increased processing power, we were able to get him to look this good. We couldn’t render individual hairs, though.

Speaking of which, is it human nature that makes people believe that new hardware (like the Gamecube) makes anything seem possible when looking in from the outside? That’s an illusion, so please understand that every little thing is made by the hard work of actual people.

Back to the topic at hand, Donkey Kong can smash opponents into the ground with his newly added special, “Headbutt.” I wanted to make it a little cartoony with a slapstick kind of feeling.


 

Donkey Kong! The king of the jungle!
Donkey Kong! The king of the jungle!
Spinning Kong is a multi-hit move now.
Spinning Kong is a multi-hit move now.
Giant Punch. It’s a great feeling when you finally hit it after charging it for so long!
Giant Punch. When you land one after charging for so long, it feels great!
The Cargo Throw is still present. I wonder if it’s made some people cry?
The Cargo Throw is still present. I wonder if it’s made some people cry?
It's his new special move, Headbutt!
It’s his new special move, Headbutt!
I wonder if this taunt is a bit too infuriating?
I wonder if this taunt is a bit too infuriating?

(Images taken during development)


Donkey Kong’s Special Moves

Neutral Special: Giant Punch

Side Special: Headbutt

Up Special: Spinning Kong

Down Special: Hand Slap


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