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New York museum builds massive, playable Donkey Kong arcade cabinet

Watch out, those falling barrels are now life-size!

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.

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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.



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