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This page explains in detail the interactions between the Ace Combat series and the Donkey Kong series.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy +

20150129 January 29, 2015

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This remake of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy includes twelve new Nintendo-themed aircraft. One of these is F/A-18E <DONKEY KONG>, themed after Donkey Kong. For a complete list see Nintendo aircraft in Ace Combat.

The F/A-18E <DONKEY KONG> is based on the F/A-18E Super Hornet, and it comes in two variants, one unlockable by finding and destroying the Question Block in the mission Cuckoo's Nest, or by activating a Donkey Kong amiibo (from either the Super Smash Bros. or subsequent ones, such as Super Mario or Skylanders), while the other version is only unlocked by using the amiibo.

The first version has a color scheme based on Donkey Kong himself, being mostly brown with a skin tone shaped after his face on the cockpit, plus Donkey Kong's "DK" logo on the wings and a red tie (although without the logo) on the fuselage; the second version has a green camouflage pattern with bananas and a Donkey Kong artwork on the left wing.

License

In an agreement between Nintendo and Bandai Namco, Nintendo-exclusive content was included in the game.