Donkey Kong

a.k.a. ドンキーコング / Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition

published by Nintendo in 1983-07-15, developed by Intelligent Systems, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: platformer
genre: Mario universe, Donkey Kong-like
series: Donkey Kong, Mario
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.2/5
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Personal review

One of the launch games for the Famicom/NES system in Japan. Considering the game's release date, it features great graphics and solid gameplay, which comes close to its arcade counterpart. The NES version only features three levels, instead of four as in the arcade version. Surely this game is a classic, although in my personal opinion the game and its three short levels become boring quite soon and doesn't reach the status of later games in which a certain plumber named Mario made his reappearance.

# 2012-10-04 04:15:41

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.

# 2011-05-12 23:27:02 - official description

Technical specs

software: Lutris,
hardware: NES Classic,
display: raster

Authors / Staff

management

Hiroshi Yamauchi (executive producer)
Masayuki Uemura (producer)

design

Shigeru Miyamoto (concept design)

coding

Toshihiko Nakago (program)

audio

Hirokazu Tanaka (sound)
Yukio Kaneoka (sound)

External reviews (3) - average: 59.3% - median: 58%

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Génération 4 (1-82)fr11987-1058/10058%
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IGN2006*4/1040%
Tilt 39-113fr491987-1216/2080%

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