9th July 2013 – Launch of Donkey Kong (1981)

Celebration: Launch of Donkey Kong (1981)

Mission: Play a game with Smyllie

Status: Failed

Notes: Donkey Kong, a Japanese arcade game by Nintendo, was released on this day in 1981. It featured a plumber called Jumpman (who in later years turned into Mario) attempting to rescue his girlfriend from a rampaging gorilla known as ‘Donkey Kong’.

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