Hey, Rowdy, I posted a collage image of running through the game. If you get to the first flag, you should have a bit more points. And so on...
Note only the second and third flags are shown. I goofed the first one. I SHOULD'VE killed the dragon, but I jumped above him onto the moving platform, and fell off it at the ledge, and thought I would get the axe by being close enough. No. But I should be able to get it pretty easy next time.
Hahn. Yeah, I didn't get DK as a kid, and played it maybe two or three times. I don't think I played SMB at all (partly I wasn't that into video games), but I watched some people, mostly on the NES. My brother was pretty into it apparently. Here's a tip I learned recently: to get five thousand on the flag jump, start at the end of the top block, and press the B button when you run - you'll run fast and have enough momentum to make the top of the pole. Practice running fast at the beginning of the level.
@czokie: Oh. Yeah. I've done that, on that cab even. Just...didn't think about it. Me brain! By the way, not sure you can do anything about this: your and rowdy's replies didn't show up below mine; I had to notice a little '2 replies' at the bottom of mine, between 'delete' and 'reply' to see that you had.