by Damien McFerran 19/2/2013
Product: Banana Kong
Publisher: FDG Entertainment
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Endless running
When Nintendo created Donkey Kong, it unwittingly became involved in a lawsuit with Universal Studios, which was less than impressed with the game's similarity to its movie King Kong. Nintendo won that case in the end, which makes the developer behind Banana Kong either very brave or totally ignorant of past events.
Whatever the reason, Banana Kong shares more than just part of its name with Nintendo's famous simian-starring video game series. Although it's ostensibly an endless-runner in the mould of Jetpack Joyride and Temple Run, it's positively dripping in references to Donkey Kong Country - the best-selling Rare-coded reboot of the Donkey Kong franchise.
This good-looking homage to the Donkey Kong is a fine addition to the endless-runner genre, but don't go expecting any daring innovation to accompany those lush graphics
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