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Dave Hawksett
06-20-2018 at 07:56 AM
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Donkey Kong for the Nintendo Switch

We will be adding Donkey Kong for the Nintendo Switch, now that it is available. We will start initially with a track for overall high score.

Has anyone played Donkey Kong yet for this platform? If so, we would welcome recommendations for which rule set we should use.
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  1. bensweeneyonbass's Avatar
    I have not played it yet but I know there is the ability to play the different releases (ie Japan release, World release) so it should be specified which one the track applies to, or separate tracks for each release available.
  2. Snowflake's Avatar
    i'm kinda partial to amateur rules. no robbie lakemans, McCurdys or wes copelands allowed.
  3. WCopeland's Avatar
    Another example of TG falling behind.

    Wouldn't it make more sense to have an open API for developers to use that would allow them to submit "secure" scores directly to TG from their games?

    Why have two scoreboards, and why say that records on the Switch version are not legitimate world records unless they're submitted to your database?
  4. bensweeneyonbass's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WCopeland
    Why have two scoreboards, and why say that records on the Switch version are not legitimate world records unless they're submitted to your database?
    I agree about the API and think that’s a good idea.

    But as for this quote I don’t think they’re saying that at all.
  5. Snowflake's Avatar
    maybe not with donkey kong in particular but part of an issue of importing scores is things like "leeching' or "spirit of the game". Consider the original super mario bros. gotta tell ya, i'd have to view first place on a nes, verified by nintendo, as the official world record. But twin galaxies didnt because tg knows "spirit of the game" better than the manufacturer. As long as have "spirit of the game", leeching, or no glitch rules then direct importing, even from the official scoreboard is going to be an issue.

    again, i dont think any of these particular issues are a concern for donkey kong in particular, but it would be a problem for plenty of other games
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  6. spectre's Avatar
    I hear the Donkey Kong port on Switch has a Caravan Mode? A track for that would be good.
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  7. TB-303's Avatar
    the game already has a built-in leaderboard
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  8. PAUL's Avatar
    i already made a wall entry request about this the day after it came out. so see that for info. tracks and rules are listed
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