Cranky Kong takes over Nintendo's Twitter account

In a bid to promote upcoming Wii U game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, curmudgeonly character tweeting from Nintendo's account.

If you checked Twitter today to find some outlandish tweets from the Nintendo of America channel, rest easy, the account was not hacked. Instead, a Nintendo employee is writing tweets as Cranky Kong, the elderly and bad-tempered version of Donkey Kong.

His first tweet was: "AHEM! This is Cranky Kong. Nintendo told me to deal with Twitter today. Once they explained it wasn’t some new animal buddy, I agreed." This was followed up by the meme you see above. Presumably, many more are to come.

The Twitter takeover is obviously a bid to promote Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U, which launches this Sunday. Cranky Kong is a playable character in the title, appearing in-game with his cane, which he uses to vault over objects and attack enemies.

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Discussion

96 comments
hardeeharhar86
hardeeharhar86

People need to stop saying Wii U is better than PS4.


I prefer both of my loving consoles.  

19James89
19James89

I may just buy this to give my Wii U a work out, it needs one, I haven't switched it on for a month.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@chev7781  

Oh, so now you switch your tack over to alleging that other people have alternate accounts? You are one to say that.

Perhaps other people should know that you had a crap-ton of alternate accounts before, with which you use to troll Ninty-bashers.

ForceSkin
ForceSkin

This is the height of LLLLAAAAAAMMMMEEEEEE

eastoftheanduin
eastoftheanduin

"Old enough to remember when falling in a pit in a platformer was called “lack of skill” and not “cheap.”" - Cranky Kong

LOL! How does it feel to be called out by a fictional character, GS?

adrdeju
adrdeju

Can't wait to play this tomorrow. DK looks amazing!

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

Cranky Kong was owning Mario while Bowser was still an egg

Defender1978
Defender1978

Pre ordered Donkey Kong.  Looking forward to it.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Nintendo reminds me of Salisbury steaks. Everyone loves them but no one will go out and buy them. And the ones that do love them are usually kids or adults who are ashamed to admit it. Either way I ate a Salisbury steak and it was delicious. 

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

That image seems strangely appropriate, as I already view Nintendo as a geriatric monkey who's not willing to listen...

dragonkantus4
dragonkantus4

i Wii U not buy it....see? i can do crap jokes too....

ignautius
ignautius

Not sure why this is news.  Nintendo is already staffed by old farts who are terrified of the internet.  That's why Nintendo's online is more on par with the PS2 than any other console.


I assumed the person running Nintendo's Twitter was 56 already...

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

Remember Gearbox thought this was a good idea as well they really are grasping at straws

gamebuyer22
gamebuyer22

Should we tell the Nintendo fanbase that this really isn't Cranky Kong tweeting??

wiiq24
wiiq24

I want Zelda and new Nintendo games. Tired of this 2D crap

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Uh, why don't you compare the wii u' first 4 months sales to the ps4, then brag. The only reason the ps4 hasn't sold more than the wii u with a full year start, is because they can't manufacture them fast enough for consumers. Also, today it just became available in Japan. I have nothing against Nintendo, but in my opinion the wii u will continue to struggle for this gen.

chev7781
chev7781

@Gelugon_baat @chev7781WTF are you talking about? And the fact that GameSpot hasn't giving a mod status after all the ass kissing you've done shows you have no life.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@eastoftheanduin  Cranky is the man. And I think he did put Mark in his place with that line. And Cranky speaks the truth. When I got blasted by a floating eyeball in castlevania or a bat in Ninja Gaiden I didn't throw down the controller and cry. I planned my run better and made better jumps.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@HonorOfGod  Nintendo is the Charles Bronson of gaming. Old cranky man who still will put the whupping on the thugs. 

Defender1978
Defender1978

@gameroutlawzz  What's funny is the people bashing Nintendo actually think that the demise of Nintendo would be a good thing for gaming.  

stuff238
stuff238

@Gallowhand  Yep. Nintendo is still living in the past, unwilling to evolve. Ironically they promote pokemon and evolution.....yet don't do the same for their consoles. Nintendo Wii U is 10 years behind the competition and it shows. Nintendo needs to eat some Rare candy's from pokemon instead of the mushrooms from mario.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@chev7781  

Ho-ho, sure, recycle an old jab that you have made at me before. :P

Also, if you haven't noticed already, the Ninty-bashing is not stopping - try harder to troll that until they stop. ;)

19James89
19James89

@EasyComeEasyGo Nintendo is the best. 


If Microsoft and Sony were so great why does the Lord Gabe Newell not cite a single Microsoft or Sony game as one of his favourite games?


Hmmm? He cited Super Mario 64 as one of his favourite games. 


NINTENDO IS ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS WINNING. 



parabol69
parabol69

Me too, and that's why I think gimmicks like this are ridiculously stupid.

stuff238
stuff238

@Defender1978 @bunchanumbers  This confirms you have never owned a PS1, PS2, PS3 or PS4. You would easily change your mind if you were not so close minded like most nintendo fans are.


I am lucky enough to own all consoles every gen and play all the great games.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@Defender1978 @gameroutlawzz  The day they go away is the day I give up on gaming.  Their masterpieces deserve their own hardware.

Defender1978
Defender1978

@stuff238 @Gallowhand  10 years behind?  Really?  Okay.  I'll play that game.  PS4 and Xbox One are 10 years behind my PC.  My PC is more powerful and it does everything.  First of all it is reverse compatible.  Then of course it can emulate games from every console ever made up to and including the PS2.  My PC can play dvds and blurays,  surf the web, use Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, Ebay, balance my budget and order pizza.  The games have the best graphics and customization.  The new consoles are a joke next to my PC.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@stuff238 @Gallowhand  gnuhhh hardwaaaareeee  yet you suck at anything with a bit of diversity in gameplay, you know,the main focus when making a fucking video GAME.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

How about making fun of women getting raped asshole.

Defender1978
Defender1978

@stuff238 @Defender1978 @bunchanumbers  So liking Nintendo confirms that I don't currently own an Atari 2600, Atari Jaguar, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Commodore 64, TurboGrafx 16, Cdi, Real 3DO, Neo-geo, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Atari Lynx, Sega Gamegear, Sega Nomad and PSP among others.  I have dozens of consoles and thousands of games.  You my friend have no idea what you are talking about.


stuff238
stuff238

@gameroutlawzz @stuff238 @Gallowhand  


So I should automatically love Mario because he has a water jetpack? Or I should love link because it's the same game over and over except this time he turns into a wolf, goes on a ghost train or sails some boring seas? LMAO