Donkey Kong

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Game name Donkey Kong
First released on
Thursday 9th of July 1981
Genres Arcade, Platform
Age ratings ESRB E · PEGI Three
Game modes Single player
Publisher(s) Atari Corporation, Atari, Inc., Atarisoft, Coleco, Ocean Software, Nintendo
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) DOS, Atari2600, Apple][, vic-20, colecovision, intellivision, Atari8bit, Arcade, C64, MSX, ZXS, ACPC, ti-99, NES, fds, Atari7800, VC
Views 807 times
Rating 8.6/10 (5 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

Donkey Kong Summary

The player controls Jumpman or Mario in home versions. His objective is to reach the top of the stage to save the Lady (Pauline in home versions), although he must jump over barrels and avoid fire, springoboads and sand piles. It became one of the best selling arcade games of its time and set the basics of the platform subgenre Version differences: - The NES versions features less levels. However, there are two difficulty settings: Game A and Game B. Game A is easier than Game B

Donkey Kong releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Thursday 9th of July 1981 Arcade
Flag Japan Friday 15th of July 1983 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag North America Sunday 15th of June 1986 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Japan Friday 8th of April 1988 Family Computer Disk System
Flag North America Tuesday 21st of June 1988 Atari 7800
Flag North America Sunday 19th of November 2006 Virtual Console (Nintendo)
Flag Japan Saturday 2nd of December 2006 Virtual Console (Nintendo)

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