Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

2006

System
NES
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo R&D1

6.9

Game Rating

User Ratings: 28

Our Review: 5/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Arcade
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 19th Nov 2006, 500 points (USA)
  • 8th Dec 2006, 500 points (UK/EU)
  • 2nd Dec 2006, 500 points (JPN)

3DS eShop

  • 17th Oct 2012, ¥500 (JPN)
  • 15th Aug 2013, $4.99 (USA)
  • 21st Nov 2013, £4.49/€4.99 (UK/EU)

Wii U eShop

  • 15th Jul 2013, £3.49 (UK/EU)
  • 15th Jul 2013, $4.99 (USA)
  • 15th Jul 2013, ¥500 (JPN)
Series
Donkey Kong
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (4)

Donkey Kong Screenshot
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Reviews

  • 35

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Donkey Kong

    It's on like Donkey Kong

    This year marked the 30th anniversary of the initial Japanese launch of the Nintendo Family Computer, more popularly known around the world as the Famicom. Among the landmark console’s launch titles was Donkey Kong, a port of the arcade hit that began Nintendo’s launch into video game history. Now, in the year of the...

  • 35

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Donkey Kong

    Klassic Kong

    This month marks the 30th anniversary of the initial Japanese launch of the Nintendo Family Computer, more popularly known around the world as the Famicom. Among the landmark console’s launch titles was Donkey Kong, a port of the arcade hit that began Nintendo’s launch into video game history. Now, just in time for the anniversary...

  • 14

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Donkey Kong

    It's on like Donkey Kong

    As many will know, the mighty Miyamoto made his mark at Nintendo and indeed the world with this very game in the arcades. Donkey Kong was quite unique for its day; in arcades full of Space Invaders and Pac-Man clones, a platform game like was something new. Playing as Jumpman — who would later become known as Mario —...

About The Game

The classic that launched the careers of Donkey Kong and Mario. Climb all the way to the top and save the beautiful Pauline from the paws of the giant ape in this colourful platform game.

Released in arcades in 1981, Donkey Kong became a cultural phenomenon everywhere and put Nintendo on the map among video game enthusiasts. It introduced a little hero called Jumpman which would later be better known as Mario. The Game & Watch version introduced the +Control Pad which became a standard in the industry. The NES version, which you can play here, was a launch title for the console as well as one of the most faithful adaptations of the original arcade game.