Yeah, DK64 was a really weird game. I've tried to beat it several times but I just get over it at the end - it's really non-linear and complicated for a platformer, which I'm guessing isn't most people's cup of tea.
I never knew that Donkey Kong was supposed to be a Popeye game - how the world would be different if that was the case o.O
I was lost while playing DK64 but that's cuz I played on my cousin's game. I never had that game for myself and I didn't know exactly what I was supposed to do, but one summer when I spent the night there for a week or so I finally understood what I was supposed t do and I unlocked the last Kong or two for the party, including some weapons and shit. Eventually I got kinda lost again and stopped playing it when I left again and had to go home and didn't really play it again. But I'd definitely download it if it came to the VC. It's not a headache like Majora's Mask. Gawd, now I wanna play it... "OOGHHHHH, BAH-NAH-NAAUGHHHH!!!" ;^;
Also, the Popeye thing makes a ton of sense to me. I had heard of that a long time ago, too. The scaffolding and shit is totally Popeye to me. Maybe it was just one episode that did this, but I had that episode on VHS where Popeye was chasing Olive Oil as she sleep-walked on scaffolding, and I think another time when Sweat Pea was crawling on dangerous scaffolding as well.
Edited by Plant42, 15 September 2013 - 07:36 PM.