Favorite video game monkeys?

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Favorite video game monkeys?

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon May 11, 2020 5:25 am

I'm not gonna just spam a whole bunch of "favorite" topics, but this strong whim to talk about video game monkeys must be satiated. There's so many interesting designs, an endless bananaza of concepts.

#1: Coconuts (Sonic series)

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This guy is the most iconic video game monkey to me. Maybe it's because I played the game and watched the show so much as a kid, but his mischievous expression and simple design are timeless. Despite being kinda basic he's got some neat little quirks about him, like throwing coconuts instead of banana peels or something else more in line with stereotypically-monkey s*** stuff.

#2: Primeape (Pokemon series)

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I mostly like Primeape because of the Pokemon anime. Though few, its interactions with Ash were great, kinda reminds me of Charizard in a way. Its pre-evolution has a pretty cute design, too. It's just too bad he's a pretty crap Pokemon in the games, competitively at least (I usually like adding him to my team in casual playthroughs though).

#3: Amigo (Samba de Amigo)

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My experience with Amigo is pretty limited, I think I played a demo when I was a kid but more recently (but still years ago now) played through Sonic Racing Transformed with him. He's a rather wacky little character, I like his Mexican-style design and almost creepy expression. I don't usually like rhythm games but I'd be interested in a modern remake, sequel, or spinoff.

Honorable mentions to Eartbound's Bubble Monkey, and SonSon's titular character.

Let the monkeys out of the barrel and list a few.

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Re: Favorite video game monkeys?

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Post by RinkuTheFirst » Mon May 11, 2020 11:23 am

I don't have a favorite, but I do hate that bastard on Tall, Tall Mountain.

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Post by Booyakasha » Mon May 11, 2020 12:05 pm

I like the three-headed monkey from 'Secret of Monkey Island'. He's barely in the game, but the scene is super memorable and funny.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon May 11, 2020 12:41 pm

DarkZero wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 6:20 am
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Post by smol Kat » Mon May 11, 2020 12:43 pm

This bastard.
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...Ohhh, I thought you said LEAST favorite. My bad.
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Re: Favorite video game monkeys?

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Post by I am nobody » Mon May 11, 2020 12:48 pm

OBJECTION!



Your honor, Primeape doesn't have a tail. That's no monkey, it's a great ape!

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon May 11, 2020 12:51 pm

dz posted the only valid monkeys most of the rest of them are **** ers. especially that ******* on tall tall mountain

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon May 11, 2020 1:40 pm

I am nobody wrote:
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OBJECTION!



Your honor, Primeape doesn't have a tail. That's no monkey, it's a great ape!
"Okorizaru can be taken to be 怒り猿 (angry monkey)."

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Post by I am nobody » Mon May 11, 2020 1:58 pm

猿 is typically translated as monkey, but can also refer to apes: https://jisho.org/search/%E7%8C%BF%20%23kanji

Regardless, monkeys have tails.

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Post by smol Kat » Mon May 11, 2020 2:40 pm

That, sir, is a chicken.
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Post by Valigarmander » Mon May 11, 2020 6:58 pm

Nobody's mentioned Salsa yet?


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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon May 11, 2020 7:22 pm

IM SO SORRY SALSA I FORGOT ABOUT YOUR EXISTENCE COMPLETELY

i was too fueled by rage at all the fake monkeys that i hate..... i forgot about the fake monkey that i love

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Post by X-3 » Mon May 11, 2020 8:03 pm

I honestly didn't like its design at first but Infernape is cool. Just look at Ash's Infernape. (dub was the best I could find)


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Post by Calamity Panfan » Mon May 11, 2020 8:04 pm

monkeys scare me

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Post by smol Kat » Mon May 11, 2020 8:31 pm

clam down panny it's not like they're gazelles *shudder*
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Mon May 11, 2020 8:33 pm

look all of mother nature's creatures are absolutely frightening

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Post by Booyakasha » Mon May 11, 2020 9:01 pm

^Oh, come off it. All of them? You walk outside and see a squirrel, and you're instantly at the same level of pure fight-or-flight terror that you would be at if you saw a bengal tiger?
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Post by Valigarmander » Mon May 11, 2020 9:03 pm

I dunno, man. I've encountered some pretty mean squirrels.

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