The once, and future, king of Donkey Kong?
The classic tale of a man versus overgrown gorilla captured the video game world’s fascination in the 1980s, and thanks to those who never tired of the arcade classic, a new generation has been inspired to take the game to new heights in the most improbable game of one-upmanship.
The once, and perhaps future, king of the 1980s video game “Donkey Kong” visited Mall of America in Bloomington recently, in conjunction with the mall’s promotion of “Pixels,” a live-action film that imagines a world where aliens bring the characters from classic video games to life as part of an attack upon Earth. The film features Redmond, Wash., resident Steve Wiebe as a scientist. At least Wiebe thinks he’s in the movie. He wasn’t sure if his 10-second role as a lab scientist made the final cut of the film.