Why Donkey Kong Country is perfect for getting young girls into physics

Donkey Kong Blanket, September 2012 by Ana Petree Garcia

Professional feminist whingers like Anita Sarkeesian will be pleased to hear that games developers are doing more to get young girls into science.

Way back in 1994, the folks at Rare put together what one critic has called “a physics sandbox meant to get young girls interested in science”, as can be seen in the clip below from ClickHole:

Interested parties can download Donkey Kong Country through the Nintendo eShop, or venture onto eBay to buy a Super Nintendo and a copy of the old cartridge.

Image Credit – Donkey Kong Blanket, September 2012 by Ana Petree Garcia

Jimmy Nicholls

Jimmy Nicholls

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