The giant link with NPC as barrels is hilarious
Thanks! You can definitely tell I was having more fun the further along I got.
The only time, I think, Nintendo acknowledged an anniversary for Donkey Kong was for the anniversary of the 1994 SNES game that they developed with Rare.
It's so disappointing that Nintendo won't do anything new with their old properties. They thrive on selling nostalgia yet just re-release the same tired games over and over again. When they make a new game, it always needs some unique gimmick, many of which don't age well or are tied to the hardware they're made for.
They could so easily make sequels to almost every classic game using new assets in the style of the old. The original games were made by teams of usually less than 10 people. Now that they're a larger company, it feels almost disrespectful that they don't even set aside a few people on a 'classic games' team. And many of the old franchises are dying not only because they're so underused but also since they're never celebrated on their anniversaries. Genre-defining pillars of the company like Donkey Kong, Metroid, Kid Icarus, etc are becoming forgotten. ROM hackers have them beat, yet they're rewarded with DMCAs for their hard work. The whole situation is quite sad.
The 'SP' versions on Switch are absolutely pathetic excuses for updates. Not to mention the 3D All-Stars debacle. Seems that the Skyward Sword remake also won't address many of the problems the original game had. Maybe I'm wrong. We'll see.