Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi (lost build of cancelled Famicom educational game; 1983)
Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi (ドンキーコングの音楽あそび Donkey Kong’s Fun With Music) is a cancelled 1983 Famicom educational video game that starred the cast of the original Donkey Kong series with the newcomer Donkey Kong Jr. meant to teach players music.
It was originally going to be released for the Famicom in December 1983 for the price of 3,800 yen, but Nintendo cancelled this game for unknown reasons and only released two educational titles instead: Donkey Kong Jr. Math, and Popeye no Eigo Asobi. Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi had only been announced in 1983 in a Japanese gaming magazine.
No prototypes or any other information has surfaced aside from some screenshots. The game was seemingly cancelled for a variety of reasons: the licensing issues of the songs, only using children's songs, the small capacity of the Famicom, and the fact that the microphone couldn't analyze sounds.
On May 19th, 2017, a Japanese Twitter user DentoTeramachi found a fifth screenshot in a gaming magazine.
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- Super Mario Wiki page on Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi. Retrieved 29 Jul '17
- Unseen64 article on Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi. Retrieved 29 Jul '17
- Japanese Twitter user post on various screenshots of the game. Retrieved 29 Jul '17