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What Exactly Happened to Donkey Kong Jr?

In 1982, spritely young DK Jr set out to save his Dad — Donkey Kong from the evil, nefarious Mario. He had a few more sporadic appearances after that, and then? Silence.

He disappeared from video game culture altogether, seldomly seen since. So, what happened? How did this once vital character in Nintendo’s gaming empire just up and vanish like that?

In the first new edition of Video Game Detective in 6 months, we peel back the layers of this mysterious disappearance and find out…What Exactly Happened To Donkey Kong Jr…