Donkey Kong 64 is an adventure video game for the Nintendo 64 console,
first released on November 22, 1999. It was the first in the series to
feature 3D gameplay. As the gorilla Donkey Kong, the player explores an
island to collect items and rescue his kidnapped friends. The player
completes minigames and puzzles as five playable Kong characters, each
with its own special abilities. The game's exceptionally large marketing
budget included advertisements, sweepstakes, and a United States tour.
The game received universal acclaim from reviewers, but was criticized
for its camera controls and emphasis on item collection and
backtracking. It won the 1999 E3 Game Critics award for the best
platform game, and multiple awards and nominations from games magazines.
By 2004, 2.3 million units had been sold. A rap song from the game's
introductory sequence is often cited among the worst songs to feature in
a video game.
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1. (music) A musical note, indicated on a score in smaller type with or
without a slash through it, played to ornament the melody rather than as
part of it. Its note value does not count as part of the total time
value of the measure it appears in.
2. (figuratively) Something that decorates, embellishes, or ornaments; a
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