The iconic Donkey Kong arcade game is growing by quite a few feet.
On April 10, The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, announced on its website the construction of the “world’s largest, playable Donkey Kong arcade machine.”
The Strong National Museum of Play is home ot the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
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The machine will stand nearly 20-feet tall, and be featured in the museum’s newest 90,000-square foot expansion, The Strong National Museum of Play announced in a press release.
The expansion opens on June 30, 2023, and will serve as a dedication “to the history of video games,” the museum stated.
“Donkey Kong is a true titan in the video game world — both in terms of character size and the iconic status of the game — so it lends itself perfectly to this playful, whimsical installation,” Jon-Paul Dyson, vice president for exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, commented via the release.
The Strong National Museum of Play said it’s working alongside Nintendo of America in an effort to keep the authenticity of the original game.
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In 2017, Donkey Kong was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the museum reported.
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The original Donkey Kong cabinet stands roughly at five feet tall, according to several e-commerce sites that are currently selling the product. The massive construction will be 370% larger than the original arcade machine, the release shared.
Players will stand at a pedestal with a regular-sized control panel — a replication of the original buttons and joystick, which will sit below the large screen, the museum noted.
“It will run on a motherboard from an original Donkey Kong cabinet, mirroring the original gameplay and experience as closely as possible,” the press release stated.
The completion of the construction is set for the spring, June 30, and will be available for play at that time.
The Strong National Museum of Play is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame and more.
Fox News Digital reached out to The Strong National Museum of Play for comment.
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