Forget about Mario – DK easily ranks as Nintendo’s most important creation. Why? His arcade debut was enough of a success to shift the company away from its roots as a maker of handmade playing cards to a gaming titan. Donkey Kong also inadvertently gave us the greatest gaming-related movie of all-time: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Watch it and be astounded by how much you’ll care about one nerd’s quest for a high score.