Donkey Kong (1981)


Soon after its release, Kong was first was accused to be a plagiary of the King Kong film character, but Nintendo, the software house that produced the game, won the court case and Donkey Kong scored an unprecedented success, giving birth to a huge series of games related to the main character. This ape-like creature, with its barrels,  stands as Mario’s opponent and attempts to refrain him from rescuing the fair lady segregated on top of the stairs. “How high you can get?”