I can’t and don’t want to reveal how many hours and quarters I’ve spent in my youth playing Donkey Kong, but I can promise you, if I could choose a hero from one of my favorite films, it would be infinitely more. Imagine being able to choose Ellen Ripley from “Alien” or Luke Skywalker, or "Conan the Barbarian," or, my personal fav, Indiana Jones, instead of Mario. Oh and put them in their movie’s setting too. Well, an independent video game developer by the name of Bruno R. Marcos has made this a reality.
Marcos developed a game called “Donkey*Me” and by the looks of the promo video (see below), it’s a nostalgic, 8-bit-loving gamer’s dream! You get to choose the hero from films that range from “Star Wars” to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to “Big Trouble in Little China.”
The full game is available for free download in Windows, Linux and Mac so check out Bruno's web site for further details. I downloaded it on my Mac via Dropbox. Who would you choose to rescue the Princess?