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The Donkey Kong X-Files
« on: March 11, 2013, 03:30:32 PM »
I think it would be cool to have a thread dedicated specifically to all the mysterious occurrences to Donkey Kong.  These would be mainly known as the glitches of the game.  I will start us off with a rarer occurrence on Donkey Kong that I have only seen twice in the over 1300 games I have played.  It's a glitch where the game actually awards you an extra man, and then a few seconds later takes that man away.   

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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 03:41:14 PM »
Dean had a very interesting glitch recently, I hope he posts it here! Someone (Dustin, I think) also had a cool glitch in another thread where Jumpman got stuck in a girder near the top of a ladder. We also need to get a video of Andrew G.'s ladder glitch climb.
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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 03:59:19 PM »
I will start us off with a rarer occurrence on Donkey Kong that I have only seen twice in the over 1300 games I have played.  It's a glitch where the game actually awards you an extra man, and then a few seconds later takes that man away.

Yeah, I've seen that glitch numerous times in my games.  Dave frequently comments on it during his online DK sessions.  It seems to happen when you complete a stage while simultaneously in VERY close proximity to a fireball.

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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 04:07:43 PM »
Dean had a very interesting glitch recently, I hope he posts it here!

In Dean's game, on a barrel stage, he performed a short wall jump at the right edge of the first girder.  The points were awarded, not at the apex of the jump, but a moment later as he was running left along the girder.  Moreover, the "100" sprite appeared in an unusual location.

Of course, the actual video would be far superior to my explanation.

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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 04:11:58 PM »
Yeah, I saw it. The '100' sprite was down in the bottom right corner -below the girder almost. Still so weird. Even after him playing it back several times.
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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 05:10:55 PM »
theres also that 100pts glitch on the elevators...

i had something happen the other day that felt kinda x-filey, but i dont think was abnormal...i found myself next to kong about to start humping with a freezer on my right and the rivet still in place, there was 1400 on the timer and i just bounced it out with the fireball dancing next to me, it didnt come out of the freeze cycle or cross the rivet...

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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 05:28:09 PM »
theres also that 100pts glitch on the elevators...

Can you elaborate?  I'm not familiar with that one.

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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 05:39:06 PM »
theres also that 100pts glitch on the elevators...


Can you elaborate?  I'm not familiar with that one.


I think he's talking about this...

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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 05:41:26 PM »
Haha. That's just leeching the spring you silly goose!  :P
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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013, 05:42:58 PM »
You will have to turn it up because of the poor audio/video quality, but this is a known hardware glitch on DK machines. I haven't had it happen in a long time, but my machine went on a run last year making inappropriate game sounds. A couple of times I heard the "snort snort snort" sound in the middle of a rivet screen. I have had that happen on another machine as well.

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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 05:44:51 PM »
Eric Tessler needs to post the film of his 1hr game from Logan's Hardware last year. The sounds on that machine were completely off. It was actually quite hilarious!
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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2013, 05:45:16 PM »
Haha. That's just leeching the spring you silly goose!  :P

Yeah, I know...that's why I put quotes around "Glitch". A while back some people were asking about it on coinopspace..they thought it was a glitch.
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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 05:20:21 AM »
I've had the 'snort snort snort' happen in the middle of a rivet stage twice on my machine.

Yesterday when I was about to start playing, I opened up the front door to push the service button to add a credit and the speaker started making a high pitched white noise sound.

You'll have to turn up your sound to notice it...it was actually a lot more annoying than it sounds in the recording.

http://www.twitch.tv/mikegmi2/b/376631702

I eventually just opened up the back and turned the volume down, then back up again and it was gone.

Maybe it was an alien...or a ghost?
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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2013, 07:45:54 AM »
Yeah, the extra man thing happens when you finish a board and technically die at the same time. A flag is set thinking you died, but before the program run the death routine, the finishing the level takes priority and you move on. But, since the death flag was set, on the next baord it thinks you died before, so the beginning of the board shows one extra man. Because the game like for it to look like Mario came from up top to appear on the board at the bottom after a death.


Another minor glitch would be if you die on rivets level 5 or more, the "How high can you get" reverts back to 125m instead of 150m.

I'd like to see that Dean glitch, but looks like he didn't highlight it. There's a 3 hour plus gameplay on March 8th if someone wants to go find it and higlight it.
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Re: The Donkey Kong X-Files
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2013, 10:18:01 AM »
Dean's glitch - http://www.twitch.tv/up2ng/b/375012036

203:25 - restarts game
203:45 "This game is a massive waste of time"
203:55 *Glitch*
203:57 "Whoa!"
204:00 "That's the first time I've seen that!"
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