With The Super Mario Bros. feature film releasing to runaway success, The Strong National Museum of Play in New York has revealed their gargantuan, nearly 20 foot tall Donkey Kong arcade cabinet. The original Donkey Kong game famously featured the first appearance of the plumber that would spawn gaming’s biggest franchise.
As part of our June 30 expansion, The Strong will create the world’s largest, playable Donkey Kong arcade game. The game will stand nearly 20-feet tall and will be available for guests to play! Thank you @NintendoAmerica for providing input on the project.#DonkeyKong #Arcade pic.twitter.com/xQhsRVvCib
— The Strong Museum (@museumofplay) April 10, 2023
The arcade cabinet is fully functional, with guests being able to play the giant game with a regular-sized control panel located in the front. In a recent tweet, the museum thanked Nintendo for their input on the project, meaning the cabinet is fully cosigned by the gaming juggernaut.
The Donkey Kong cabinet will be on display and available to play beginning June 30th, coinciding with the museum’s expansion.