Donkey Kong

a.k.a. ドンキーコング

published by Nintendo in 1988-04-08, developed by Intelligent Systems, running on Famicom Disk System
type: platformer
genre: Mario universe
series: Donkey Kong, Mario
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng

Personal review

The "Donkey Kong" Famicom Disk System version could only be obtained via the Disk Writer method where you bought an empty disk and could copy a game for a small fee at certain copy stations. A regular version with box and manual was never available. You could order an extra foldout manual though. The game of course is identical to the Famicom version which appeared five years earlier in 1983. I think it lost a bit of its appeal over the time and the only reason to get it in 1988 was the lower price of Disk Writer games. Still playable but really short and there were many much better games around then.
# 2012-01-08 05:33:52

Official description

Donkey Kong has kidnapped Pauline, and it is up to Mario, the fearless carpenter, to come to her rescue. Throwing fate to the wind, Mario tries desperately to climb the labyrinth of structural beams from the top of which Donkey Kong taunts him. Help our hero ascend the metal structure by dodging an assortment of fireballs, steel beams, and exploding barrels the angry ape hurls at him. Prepare yourself for a never-ending adventure as Donkey Kong takes Pauline away to the next level every time Mario gets to the top. Based on the arcade game of the same name, this classic will keep hardcore and casual gamers entertained for hours.
# 2015-04-26 08:52:14 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

Authors / Staff


Hiroshi Yamauchi (executive producer)
Masayuki Uemura (producer)


Shigeru Miyamoto (concept design)


Toshihiko Nakago (program)


Hirokazu Tanaka (sound)
Yukio Kaneoka (sound)

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