Billy Mitchell’s tie spotted in new Donkey Kong game

Donkey Kong Country Returns is filled with little in-jokes and nods to Nintendo history. I thought the inclusion of Mr. Game and Watch  was sure to remain my favorite amongst them all, but I think Billy Mitchell’s tie might be the new King of (Donkey) Kong (Country Returns) Easter Eggs.

Oh f*ck, I’m going to Hell for that last pun. Was that even a pun? God, I’m sorry everybody.

But yeah, Billy Mitchell’s signature American flag tie from The King of Kong is in stage 3-2 of Donkey Kong Country Returns. As if I needed another reason to envy and despise Billy Mitchell, now he’s been referenced in one of the best 2D platformers ever made.

Good thing he doesn’t have a boss from Bit.Trip RUNNER named after him. Then I’d really be jealous.

Donkey Kong Country Returns – Looks like Retro were fans of The King of Kong [GoNintendo]

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes