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April 7, 2016 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Add DK Remix to your Donkey Kong arcade PCB for new levels and more

DK Remix Daughter-Card
Donkey Kong Remix is a daughter board that plugs into the Z80 socket on a Donkey Kong Arcade PCB to enable play of new levels.
Analogue Nt in 24k gold finish Donkey Kong Remix is a new version of Donkey kong including 6 new stages, three bonus stages plus the original stages giving DK Remix lots of new features. It consists of a daughter board that plugs into the Z80 socket on a Donkey Kong Arcade PCB to enable play of new levels as well as save high scores.

In our modern world of cloud-storage and digital assets, tangible things we can hold in our hands are dwindling. Streaming services tell us we shouldn't own our favorite movies and music in physical formats. The prevalence of video game downloads signals the same fate in gaming.

I love the crisp sound of music on vinyl and being able to watch any movie I own without worrying that it's been removed from streaming services. No game company can shutter a service that will affect how well Galaga plays on my Atari 7800. I'm a fan of this type of independence!

Similarly, the DK remix is a hardware solution that attaches to the arcade PCB for Donkey Kong. It isn't a modded file you use with an emulator. This clever daughter-board breathes new life into the traditional Donkey Kong experience - the way it was meant to be experienced - on an original arcade game! As technology marches forward, I hope we see more solutions like this one that remind us how great past technology was and ways we can expand on that greatness without retiring it's glory.

You can find more info on the DK Remix Facebook page.

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