Castle Kong Nintendo Switch Announcement and Competition

Hello, I have some exciting news from our friends at Drowning Monkey Games and PR Hound, check out the details below for your chance to win cash prizes and get your secure your place in gaming history.

Drowning Monkey Games is over the moon and bursting with excitement to announce the forthcoming release of their very retro, ‘homage’ inspired title of a classic that many oldies will fondly remember and newbies certainly won’t. Releasing for Nintendo Switch on 25th February, for $6.99 / £5.99 GBP / €6.99, this ‘flashback’ pixelated title will take gamers back in time, literally!

Put simply, Castle Kong is a celebration to the classic Nintendo arcade game, Donkey Kong, recreating the same kind of looks, retro graphical world and stages, while presenting completely new addictive challenges that were presented in bygone times. 22 levels traversing four different stages, with just 3 lives to complete your epic quest.


Castle Kong is Drowning Monkeys homage to what we consider the best game ever made: Donkey Kong. What makes the golden age of arcade gaming so fun is a simple concept: 1 coin, 3 lives. play till you die or hit the kill screen, and set a high score. And that’s what Castle Kong is all about. Just like the game it’s based on, CK will be a ruthless, 4 stage, 22 level romp as you play PauperBoy, a young kid who sets out to save PrincessGirl from the evil clutches of BaronMan.


  • Hard But Fair
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Point Pressing
  • 1 coin – 3 lives (+1 bonus)
  • 22 levels consisting of 4 unique stages
  • Widescreen (16:9) mode, or classic Arcade vertical mode
  • Highscore system with replay, so you can learn from the best how to get past the tricky parts
  • After years of coding, we made it so you can climb the ladders with your weapon now.
  • Shitload of colors. Like, more than 1.000


As a celebration of the game being released onto the Nintendo Switch, Drowning Monkey Games are hosting a special high score tournament to see who is the best of the best, with cash prizes to be earned. The prizes that can be won by players totals $3,500 and this tournament will be spread across both PC (steam page can be found HERE) and the Nintendo Switch (eShop page can be found HERE) . The details for the tournament, along with a list of prizes and rules are available in the link (HERE).

There is also a giveaway that can be entered via Twitter (HERE) for an EU copy of the game on Nintendo Switch. If you don’t have an EU account set up on the system, guides to do so can be found online and through Youtube. Giveaway ends on the 25th of February, which is release day and keep an eye out for my coverage of the game coming soon.

Good luck and may the arcade gods smile upon you.

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