Donkey Kong review - Nintendo Entertainment System

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Donkey Kong box artThe 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.

Overall Score45%

Oi_Oi_Spanky - 08 Aug 2008, 21:00 GMT

The arcade game was good, C64 version was good, the CollecoVision version was better. By the time this came out it was done to death anyway.

Mario games - 23 Feb 2013, 09:39 GMT

It's a great thing that Donkey Kong brought Mario aka "Jumpman" at that time to public attention. Both DK and Mario are among the most loved characters in the video games history and they made my childhood better. Hopefully they will be present for the next generations of gamers too.

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