Announcing NDS homebrew: Donkey Kong Jr

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by PaulGoes, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. PaulGoes

    PaulGoes Newbie

    Jul 7, 2017
    The Netherlands
    I created an NDS Homebrew game Donkey kong Jr.

    It is a clone of the Nintendo handheld game and Watch Donkey Kong Jr.

    To give an impression of the game watch this YouTube video:

    I've put the devkitpro sources on Github: Donkey Kong Jr Sources.

    The game .nds file can be directly downloaded from Github: Donkey Kong Jr nds-file download.

    Some information:
    • Gameplay identical to the Game & Watch Donkey Kong Jr.
    • Each level becomes gradually more difficult: more birds and crocs are added.
    • Background graphic 'borrowed' from 'Game and Watch Gallery 3'.
    • All other graphics created from a picture taken from my G&W Donkey Kong Jr.
    • All sounds recorded from a playing session with my G&W Donkey Kong Jr.
    [ Yes, my G&W Donkey Kong Jr handheld is still working !]

    Have fun with it!

    Please let me know your high scores. Mine so far is 305!
    0xdbeef, tozevleal, Indy13 and 6 others like this.
  2. PaulGoes

    PaulGoes Newbie

    Jul 7, 2017
    The Netherlands
    Version 1.1 of the game has been published on GitHub. See location in original post.

    In this version the following issues are addressed and the gameplay now better resembles the gameplay of the original handheld:
    • You can't hang indefinitely in the vines. After seven seconds you will automatically fall down again.
    • The score when hitting enemies with a coconut depends on the layer: croc in upper gives 3 points, bird gives 6 points, croc in lower gives 9 points.
    • The score for reaching the cage depends on the time that it took to reach the key: fast run gives 20 points, slow run gives 5 points. Opening the last part gives an extra 20 points.
    • At 300 points you enter 'chance time'. If you have no misses at that point, all points you score will be doubled until you make the first miss. If you have misses at that point, all misses will be cleared.
    Hope you enjoy it.


  3. LukeHasAWii

    LukeHasAWii GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 24, 2016
    United States
    Neat-o. You did a very good job on this one.:yay:
  4. Trevor_2012

    Trevor_2012 Newbie

    Apr 28, 2012
    Thanks for this, excellent work. Is it possible in the next update to add the monochrome screen mode to look like the original?
  5. Flame

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    wow nice project.

    went under the radar that is for sure