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IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« on: January 23, 2024, 11:24:41 am »
OK, some things off the bat. 

This list I am about to make will probably be criticized, and rightfully so.  This is just a judgment from someone who has played all four games, but hasn't come close to mastering a couple of them.  So, by all means, correct me where you feel I am wrong.  I encourage it.
I will now list achievements in order of my personal ranking.  I will not touch the records.  I have no interest knocking over that beehive nest.
So, here we go.  List from hardest to achieve to easiest to achieve.

1. 1.3 million on Donkey Kong (It's the Holy Grail of this series)
2. 1.6 million on Donkey Kong Jr
3. 1.2 million on Donkey Kong (I can imagine some might say this is harder than getting 1.6 million on DKJr., but you don't have to play the game nearly as perfect, and you don't rely on RNG
4. 800k on Crazy Kong (I'll be honest, I'm not positive about this one, but it feels about right)
4. 1.5 million on Donkey Kong Jr
5. 1.1 million on Donkey Kong (I was tempted to put 1.4 million on Donkey Kong Jr, but I realized that a lot of new scoring techniques have made this a whole lot more doable)
6. 1.4 million on Donkey Kong Jr
7. 1.3 million on Donkey Kong Jr
8. Looping/rebirthing the 256 boards on Donkey Kong 3 (Easy Settings)
9. 1 million on Donkey Kong
10. 700k on Crazy Kong
11. 1.2 million Donkey Kong Jr (I was tempted to rank this below 900k on Donkey Kong, but you don't need much point pressing to get to 900k)
12.  RBS on DK3 Easy Settings (Yeah, screw it, I'm biased)  8)
13. 900k on Donkey Kong
14. 1.1 million on Donkey Kong Jr
15. Killscreen on Donkey Kong
16. 1 million on Donkey Kong Jr
17. 900k on Donkey Kong Jr
18. Killscreen on Donkey Kong Jr
19. 600k on Crazy Kong
20. Killscreen on Crazy Kong


Yup, there you have it.   8)












 
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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2024, 01:02:44 pm »
Damnit George!! You're going to force me to play DK3 and Crazy Kong, just so I can argue with you  ;D
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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2024, 02:14:53 pm »
OK, some things off the bat. 

This list I am about to make will probably be criticized, and rightfully so.  This is just a judgment from someone who has played all four games, but hasn't come close to mastering a couple of them.  So, by all means, correct me where you feel I am wrong.  I encourage it.

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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2024, 08:12:47 pm »
Interesting list.  I feel like the DK milestones should be ranked a bit higher (harder), and rebirthing DK3 boards should be 4th, as only 2 people have done it, I think. 
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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2024, 08:15:06 pm »
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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2024, 02:36:40 pm »
I seem to disagree with the number and order of everything
Donkey Kong 880,500 Kill Screen
Donkey Kong Junior 1,073,800 Kill screen
Donkey Kong 3  1,596,000
Crazy Kong 566,600  Kill screen.


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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2024, 03:46:47 pm »
1. Getting through a credit of Atari 2600 DK without jabbing yourself in the eyes
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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2024, 06:10:19 pm »
Would like to see your relative ranking of the hard DK3 achievements, since objectively that's the game you're best at... right?
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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2024, 11:24:32 am »
I seem to disagree with the number and order of everything
Well then, please respond with what your list looks like. I'd love to see it
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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2024, 11:36:26 am »
Would like to see your relative ranking of the hard DK3 achievements, since objectively that's the game you're best at... right?

1. Looping/rebirthing the game on hardest with five man only
2 Looping/rebirthing the game on hard with five man only
3. Looping/rebirthing the game on medium with five man only
4. Looping/rebirthing the game on marathon hardest
5. Looping rebirthing the game on easy with five men only
6. Getting an RBS on marathon hardest
7. Looping/rebirthing the game on marathon hard
8. Looping/rebirthing the game on marathon medium
9. Getting an RBS on marathon hard
10. Looping/rebirthing the game on marathon easy
11.Getting an RBS on Marathon medium
12. Getting an RBS on marathon easy
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Re: IMO The Donkey Kong series difficulty list
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2024, 07:31:24 am »
Interesting list.  I feel like the DK milestones should be ranked a bit higher (harder), and rebirthing DK3 boards should be 4th, as only 2 people have done it, I think.

What he said.  <stanley>
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