Ah Donkey Kong... I remember the original back in 1995 well from Rare games on the SNES, the graphics were really game changing at the time and it brought me a LOT of joy! Going to have to see if there's a downloadable version of that I can play, used to be a phenom on the original!
Mortal Kombat is another classic although I tried out Tekken and eventually settled with Killer Instinct on the SNES. Then at Uni, we had the Nintendo Wii and found myself hooked on Mortal Kombat there, just went absolutely ham in that game!
I only ever played the demo of Resident Evil way back when it was on the PSone but remember the original film that came out because of the game! Or was it the other way around?
Anyway, great choices, good luck in the contest!