- Also Known As
- Donkey Kong Junior
- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- Jun 1986
- 15th Jun 1987
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 22nd Dec 2006, 500 points
- 4th Dec 2006, 500 points
- 2nd Dec 2006, 500 points
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 18th Apr 2012, ¥500
- 14th Jun 2012, $4.99
- 23rd Aug 2012, £4.50
Wii U (Wii U eShop)
- 26th Apr 2013, £3.49
- 26th Apr 2013, $4.99
- 15th Jul 2013, ¥500
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
Son of a Kong
We recently reported that a Mr. Mike Kasper set the new world record with his high score on an original Donkey Kong Jr. arcade cabinet. Now, all thanks to the recent official Wii U Virtual Console going live, Wii U owners can save their quarters and work on their Donkey Kong Jr. high scores right from the comfort of their own homes in...
Defeat the villainous Mario!
Donkey Kong Jr. was the inevitable sequel to the massively popular arcade smash Donkey Kong. Surprisingly — and rewardingly — it inverted the formula, casting Mario as the villain to be defeated, and Donkey Kong's diaper-clad son as the avenging hero. Is there any wonder Nintendo released this one just in time for...
Donkey Kong has finally been captured by Mario!
Donkey Kong is one of Nintendo's quintessential characters; pre-dating even the illustrious Mario as a video game lead, the goofy simian was enthralling arcade-goers the world over during the early '80s. However, once the Italian plumber decided to star in his own game, Donkey Kong's appeal started to...
They just keep coming
As has become tradition, another batch of NES games has now arrived on the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online app. Three 'new' games and one extra bonus await. As promised by Nintendo last week, the three main new additions are Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land
Following on from last week's website reveal, Nintendo has now officially confirmed Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land and VS. Excitebike will arrive on the Switch Online NES service on 15th May. Thanks to the official PR, we now have a bit more information about each of these classic games:
A surprise reveal
Nintendo's American website has seemingly revealed the next batch of games coming to the Switch Online NES service later this month. These "upcoming titles" include Donkey Kong Jr., VS. Excitebike and Clu Clu Land. More information about each of these games is expected to be shared when Nintendo makes an official announcement. For...
Fitness Boxing! Firewatch! Bring Them Home!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Fitness Boxing (Nintendo, €49.99...
Not all NES cartriges were screwed alike
Hardware revisions are a common practice in all manufacture industry, and video games are no exception; to either augment the original design with new features before a new unit replaces the existing one or to simply cut manufacturing costs by streamlining the production process. What no one might have...
Don't call me Junior!
With the upcoming release of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (NA) / Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (EU), we're going to provide short profiles of all 30 games included on the system. This time around we look at Donkey Kong Jr., having covered the iconic original in our most recent...
Mega Man times two, Xtreme Sports, Rabi Laby, discounts and more
It's Monday morning, which means it's time for the Nintendo Download Update news in Europe, as we're informed of the delights on the way this week. There's a double helping of Mega Man, more retro treats, a new title and a host of discounts. Let's get to the details. Wii U Virtual...
Kid Icarus! Metal Torrent! Donkey Kong Jr.! Paper Mario!
It's that time once again, as Club Nintendo in North America updates its rewards with a fresh batch of downloads to consider; retro games are the focus in this month's efforts to separate you from your hard-earned coins. We have a 3D Classic on 3DS, a rather fun DSiWare game and two Virtual...
DK Jr! Punch-Out! Mario RPG! Arty Goodness!
It's that time again, North American gamers, with four more download games available for you to download for free — well, with your hard earned coins. This time around we have three Virtual Console titles and one DSiWare entry, while three Nintendo systems are supported. So, let's get to it. Donkey...
3D Sonic and Altered Beast, Classic Goemon, DK galore and more
It's another download update, North America, and this week is jam packed full of retro offerings, including some that have been spruced up in fancy 3D ways. The 3D Sega series continues, a Konami classic lands on Wii U and it all goes a bit ape with retro Donkey Kong everywhere, plus...
Donkey Kong has finally been captured by Mario! Reverse roles and help his son Junior avoid many dangers to save the giant ape. Here is another smash hit of the early Eighties.
Not long after the successful platform game Donkey Kong, Nintendo released this highly popular sequel in which, for the first and only time, Mario plays the role of the "bad guy". To reflect Junior's abilities, it is now possible to climb vines and drop fruits on your enemies. A precious tip is that it is possible to move much faster by grabbing two vines at the same time.