Nintendo created the arcade game Donkey Kong out of desperation. Their American warehouse held 2,000 unsold Radar Scope cabinets thanks to an optimistic belief that the game would be a hit in the States. So, having sold only a third of their 3,000 unit stock, Nintendo needed a solution to rid themselves of Radar Scope without taking a loss.
Donkey Kong was their solution, but it proved to have legal repercussions that haunted them for nine years. Even so, it was thanks to these complications that a new, talented developer rose into existence: Intelligent Systems.