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This page explains in detail the interactions between the Donkey Kong series and the NES Remix series.

NES Remix

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NES Remix includes challenges based on the NES games Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong 3.

These are specifically:

Donkey Kong

One of the first six sets of NES game challenges, unlocked after beating Stage 1 of Remix I. It features 7 stages:

NESR DK 01
  • Stage 1: Divided in 4 sections, the first three take place in stage 25m. In the first section Mario starts on the second floor of the level and the objective is to jump over 3 barrels. In the second section Mario starts on the third floor armed with the hammer and the objective is to break 2 barrels. In the third section Mario starts on the fifth floor and the objective is to reach the top of the level, highlited by a circle. The fourth section takes place in stage 100m, with seven of the eight rivets already removed, and the objective is to remove the last one, highlited by a circle. In the fourth section and Pauline's items are not there. After winning it, the animation of Donkey Kong falling plays. The player gets a miss if the level is beaten. Time limit: 100s overall.
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  • Stage 2: Divided in 4 sections, all set in stage 75m. In the first section Mario starts on the first elevator and the objective is to collect the parasol, highlighted by a circle. In the second section Mario starts in the middle of the level and the objective is to collect the purse, highlighted by a circle. In the third section Mario starts on top of the ladder to Donkey Kong's floor and the objective is to reach the top of the level, highlited by a circle. In the fourth section Mario starts on the bottom of the stage and the objective is to reach the top of the level. The player gets a miss if the level is beaten. Time limit: 160s overall.
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  • Stage 3: Divided in 4 sections, all set in stage 25m, precisely at Level 4. The objective of each section is to jump over some barrels at once, 2 barrels in the first three sections and 4 in the fourth section; each time as the game starts the barrels are highlighted by a circle. Mario starts on the second floor in the first section, on the third floor in the second section, and on the fourth floor in the third and fourth sections. Time limit: 5s for each section.
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  • Stage 4: Set in stage 25m, Mario starts on the third floor armed with the hammer and the objective is to get 3000 points.
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  • Stage 5: Set in stage 100m, Mario starts on the second floor and the objective is to get all of Pauline's items and get to 3000 points. The player gets a miss if the level is beaten.
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  • Stage 6: Set in stage 25m at Level 4, Mario starts on the third floor and the objective is to jump over 10 barrels. The player gets a miss if the level is beaten.
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  • Stage 7: Divided in 3 sections, the first two take place in stage 100m at Level 4 and in both sections Mario starts on the fourth floor. In the first section the objective is to smash a Fireball, highlighted by a circle, using a hammer. In the second section the objective is to jump over a Fireball; this section starts with three missing rivets. The third section takes place in stage 100m at Level 1 and the objective is to beat it. After winning it, the ending animation from Donkey Kong plays. Time limit: 10s for each of the first two sections; 90s for the third section.

Donkey Kong Jr.

One of the first six sets of NES game challenges, unlocked after beating Stage 1 of Remix I. It features 7 stages:

NESR DKJr 01
  • Stage 1: Divided in 3 sections, all set in Stage 1 of Donkey Kong Jr. The objective of the first section is simply to drop a fruit, and the one above the starting point is highlighted by a circle. In the second section DKJr. starts in the middle of the stage, near a fruit with a Claptrap below, and the objective is simply to drop the fruit on it; the fruit is highlighted by a circle at the beginning of the section, and there is no other fruit around. In the third section DKJr. starts in the bottom right platform and the objective is to reach the top of the level, highlighted by a circle. The player gets a miss if the level is beaten. Time limit: 100s overall.
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  • Stage 2: Divided in 4 sections, the first three take place in Stage 2 of Donkey Kong Jr. The objective of the first section to drop all fruits, highlighted by circles. In the second section DKJr. starts on the right platform below the trail of the moving vines and the objective is to grab one, highlighted by a circle. In the third section DKJr. starts on the upper right chains and the objective is to reach the top of the level, highlighted by a circle. The fourth section takes place in Stage 4 of Donkey Kong Jr. and the objective is to insert all keys into the keyholes; three keys start already inserted, and the player only has to insert the remaining three, highlighted by circles. After winning it, the ending animation from Donkey Kong Jr. plays.
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  • Stage 3: Set in Stage 2, the objective is to defeat 2 birds using fruits. Only the two fruits on the left are available and missing a bird with one of them causes the loss of a life.
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  • Stage 4: Set in Stage 3 of Donkey Kong Jr., DKJr. starts on the top floor and the objective is to jump over enemies 10 times. The player gets a miss if the level is beaten.
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  • Stage 5: Set in Stage 1, the objective is to reach the top of the stage. Time limit: 60s.
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  • Stage 6: Set in Stage 3, the objective is to defeat 3 enemies using fruits. The player loses a life if a fruit misses an enemy and if the level is beaten.
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  • Stage 7: Set in Stage 4, the objective is to insert all keys into the keyholes. After winning it, the ending animation from Donkey Kong Jr. plays. Time limit: 90s.

Remix I

"Remix I" includes 5 challenges based on Donkey Kong games, each one unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 2 (10 Stars): Set in Stage 25m of Donkey Kong, the screen is completely black except for Mario's surroundings, and the objetive is to reach the top of the stage.
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  • Stage 5 (40 Stars): Set in Stage 3 of Donkey Kong Jr., the objective is to reach the top, but platforms and vines disappear every 6 seconds, and stay invisible for 3 seconds.
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  • Stage 14 (85 Stars): Set in Stage 25m of Donkey Kong, the screen is completely mirrored and the objective is to reach the top. The player's character is initially highlighted by a circle. Additionally, while not affecting the gameplay, Pauline is replaced by Mario and the player controls Luigi (actually a palette swap of Mario), his brother from the Mario series, creating an undirect link with it. The platforms also are green rather than red to reflect Luigi's color in contrast to Mario.
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  • Stage 17 (105 Stars): Divided in two sections, both set in Stage 75m of Donkey Kong, the screen is completely mirrored and like in Stage 14, the player controls Luigi and must save Mario and the platforms also are green. The objective in the first section is to reach the top, while in the second one Luigi starts on top and the objective is to reach the start point, highlighted by a circle.
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  • Stage 25 (150 Stars): Divided in 6 sections, the fifth one is set in Stage 25m of Donkey Kong, the screen is completely black except for Mario's surroundings, and the objetive is to jump over 3 barrels. The other sections are based on Balloon Fight, Super Mario Bros. and Excitebike.

Remix II

"Remix II" includes 6 challenges based on Donkey Kong games, each one unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 2 (155 Stars): Set in Stage 1 of Donkey Kong Jr. the screen is completely black except for Donkey Kong Jr.'s surroundings, and the objective is to reach the top.
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  • Stage 11 (210 Stars): Set in Stage 25m of Donkey Kong, the objective is to reach the top, but Springs from Stage 75m constantly fall down serving as extra obstacles. They stop falling as the player reaches the top floor.
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  • Stage 13 (230 Stars): Divided in 4 sections, the first one is set in Stage 25m from Donkey Kong. As it starts, Mario is standing on the third floor below Donkey Kong while holding the hammer and the objective is to break a falling barrel. The screen also zooms in to Mario. Time limit: 15s. The other three sections are based on Super Mario Bros. and Ice Climber.
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  • Stage 20 (265 Stars): Divided in 2 sections, the first one is based on The Legend of Zelda (see here for details), while the second one is Stage 100m of Donkey Kong played as Link and the objective is to reach the top. Just like in Stage 1, the gameplay is the same as the original game, only the player can't jump. This is again an undirect link between the Donkey Kong and the Zelda series. After winning it, the ending animation of Donkey Kong even plays with Link instead of Mario.
  • Stage 25 (300 Stars): Divided in 8 sections, two of them are from Donkey Kong games, while the other are from Ice Climber, Balloon Fighter and Mario games:
    • Stage 25-1: set in Stage 2 of Donkey Kong Jr., and the objective is to reach the moving platform by jumping on the spring. The platform and the spring are initially highlighted by a circle. During gameplay the camera zooms into Donkey Kong Jr. Time limit: 20s.
    • Stage 25-5: set in Stage 75m of Donkey Kong, Mario starts on the top platform in the area with the Fireball, and the objective is to get Pauline's purse. During gameplay the camera zooms into Mario. Time limit: 10s.

Bonus

The "Bonus" set includes 4 challenges based on Donkey Kong games, each one unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 4 (340 Stars): Set in Stage 75m from Donkey Kong, like in Stage 17 of the Bonus challenges the screen is completely mirrored, platforms are green and the player controls Luigi, while Mario takes Pauline's place. As the game starts, Mario's hat falls off and the objective is to get it. The player starts on the top floor while the cap falls straight below Mario. As it falls it's highlighted by an arrow, and once it reaches the ground it's highlighted by a circle. Notably, this is the first appearance of a hatless Mario in 8-bit graphics.
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  • Stage 5 (350 Stars): A bonus NES game challenge based on Donkey Kong 3, it's divided in 3 sections. The first two sections are set in Round 1 of the game, while the third one is set in Round 2. The objective in the first section is to get 500 points by spraying bugs, while in the later two sections the objective is to push Donkey Kong, initially highlighted by a circle, to the top using the spray and the player starts with the spray upgrade.
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  • Stage 8 (380 Stars): A "remixed" challenge based on Donkey Kong 3, it's set in Round 1 of the game and the objective is to defeat all bugs, but Stanley has the upgraded bugspray and it never goes off. The player loses a life if Donkey Kong is pushed to the top, beating the level.
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  • Stage 19 (490 Stars): Set in Stage 25m of Donkey Kong, Mario starts at the top floor and the objective is to reach the start point.

License

Copyrights for both series are held by Nintendo.

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