Australia: Donkey Kong’s Country

Earlier today we showed an early pic of a giant pile of bananas in the middle of Circular Quay, but now Nintendo, sensing the gig is up in this masterful piece of ‘guerilla marketing’, has released some new photos. Apparently Donkey Kong has now ‘found’ his stash.

“We are so relieved the stash of bananas has been found. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have been hunting all over Australia for their stolen bananas!” said Nintendo spokesperson Heather Murphy.

If you’re in the vicinity, you can actually head down to the banana pile and take some for yourself – free of charge.

Nintendo also took part in another piece of clever marketing, arranging to have a giant bite taken out of the iconic giant banana at Coffs Harbor.

We have to tip our hat to Nintendo (not that we’re actually wearing a hat), this is one of the best publicity stunts we’ve seen in a while. It also helps that it’s in aid of one of the best Nintendo platformers around Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Plus – free bananas? How can we lose?

More pics below.

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