Photo Contest Marks the Launch of DK Jungle Climber

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 12, 2007 – Nintendo and photo-sharing Web site SmugMug are looking for images of Donkey Kong®, who reportedly has been spotted climbing notable landmarks worldwide. Images of the climbing video game icon can be submitted to through Oct. 1, 2007, and the five best images win a Nintendo DS™ system and a copy of DK™ Jungle Climber.

The “DK Climb to the Top Challenge” photo contest marks the Sept. 10 launch of the new DK Jungle Climber video game for the portable Nintendo DS™, which sets the great ape on a new, swinging adventure. Entrants are welcome to submit any and all images they find of Donkey Kong climbing in unusual places, including hand-drawn pictures, electronically manipulated photos or even actual snapshots. Visit for complete contest details and prize information.

“Nintendo has sold more than 48 million Donkey Kong games worldwide since his 1981 debut in the Donkey Kong arcade game,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “DK Jungle Climber enriches the series with new controls on Nintendo DS, which remains the best-selling video game system in the world.”

The simple controls for DK Jungle Climber really set it apart and make it accessible for non-gamers. Players only have to worry about three buttons: The L Button controls Donkey Kong’s left hand, the R Button controls his right hand and the A or B Button is used for jumping attacks. As Donkey Kong spins around pegs on his climb, players have to time his release just right to send him flying. The ever-helpful Diddy Kong® also offers his assistance.

DK Jungle Climber also includes a variety of fun mini games, as well as the ability for up to four players to compete wirelessly on their Nintendo DS systems, even if only one player has a game card. DK Jungle Climber is rated E for Everyone. For more information about the title, visit

DK Jungle Climber precedes Donkey Kong’s upcoming debut on Nintendo’s Wii™ home video game system. The Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast racing game launches Oct. 8 and lets players shake the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ to fire up their racing barrels.