People buy 45 Donkey Kong with bananas

Pictures prove it.

Gamers have this morning bought £45 Wii-exclusive platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns not with money but with bananas.

Nintendo popped over pictures from this morning's launch to prove it. Check them out below. There are people wearing gorilla suits waiting outside GAME. Amazing scenes.

Nintendo said "hordes" of gamers turned up at the three shops taking part in the promotion: GAME in Oxford Street, London and Merry Hill, Dudley, and GameStation at Prospect Centre, Hull.

Some even queued from last night. Bananas.

"I love the Donkey Kong games", said Donkey Kong fan Roger Tantchev. "I would have queued to get my hands on it as soon as possible anyway, but to have got the game for just a bunch of bananas is a huge bonus!"

Roger is sure to be pleased with his purchase. Ellie turned up a 9/10 in Eurogamer's Donkey Kong Country Returns review. It's well hard, but there's a Super Guide feature that helps those who get stuck.

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