Hurling for Distance
|Hurling for Distance|
The first screen of the game
|Release date||2005|
DK: King of Swing -- Hurling for Distance was an online Flash advergame promoting DK: King of Swing for the Game Boy Advance. It was playable on the official DK: King of Swing website, as well as in the Nintendo Arcade section of nintendo.com, which was removed in newer versions of the website. The characters in the game are simply depicted as their inanimate artworks used for DK: King of Swing, with Donkey Kong being the playable character, Cranky Kong announcing the results, and a Mini-Necky spectating.
Donkey Kong lies suspended from a peg, holding a rock which he has to hurl as far as possible. In order to throw the rock, the player has to click on Donkey Kong to make him swing around the peg and gain momentum, then click on him again to release the rock. The distance covered by the rock is measured in feet. At the bottom of the stage, there are tires placed regularly which help bounce the rock further. Tires located every 50 ft are joined with markers that display the distance up to that point (0, 50, 100, 150 ft etc.)
Once the rock falls on the ground, Cranky Kong appears on the screen to announce the results, commenting on the performance as either "weak" (if the rock is thrown at less than 25 ft) or "way to hurl". At the same time, the player can choose to hurl again or visit the official website of DK: King of Swing. The game does not impose a target distance, but records the "best hurl" achieved by the player, as well as the distance traversed in the last played session.