So what’s your story?
Donkey Kong has escaped from the zoo and kidnaped Mario's girlfriend, Pauline. Unfortunatly, It's still the 80's and Mario doesnt even have a name yet so we just call him Jumpman. Jumpman must climb level after level of fallen i beams to reach his love at the top. Mario's only defense is an occasional hammer and his ability to jump. Too bad for him that If/ when he does make it to the top, Donkey Kong just snaches up Pauline and heads for higher ground
The restoration wasn’t too bad. I bought my Donkey Kong at one of the US amusement auctions in working order. The control panel wasn’t too bad but it needed new buttons and a joystick. The cabinet had no side art and a few battle scars. A trip to the paint store got me a color matched quart of paint to fill in the scratches, and help from the Arcade newsgroup got some side art for the machine. Another deal on the newsgroup landed a nice front monitor glass as mine was scratched. The original light behind the marquee was shot, so I got a new lamp fixture from the hardware store as the Nintendo original uses a fixture with a weird starter that no one will ever find. The coin door came off and was repainted and the aluminum coin area was cleaned and sandblasted. Years later I added Braze Technologies Double Donkey board and even later, added a Braze Technologies kit that added high score saving. All in all it’s a nice addition to the Basement Arcade!