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Atari 2600
Ikegami Tsushinki Co.
UPC: 74666502291

Released: 1-01-82
Players: 1

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Play Donkey Kong (A2600) - Online Rom | Atari 2600

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Donkey Kong

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Rating: 8.1
(146 votes)
Plays: 24,552
Filesize: 4kb

Donkey Kong Box Description

You are Mario, and that big old gorilla, Donkey Kong, has run off with your girlfriend. It's up to you to struggle up those ladders and balance on those beams to rescue your lady fair. She's held captive at the very top. But Donkey Kong is not ready to give her up so easily. He's tossing barrels and fireballs at you at every turn. It's up to you to outmaneuver that wily ape. Good luck, your lady awaits!

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Donkey Kong Review by: Marcmoney - 8/10

Donkey Kong Atari 2600 Review
Overall - 8

Donkey Kong on the Atari 2600 is not that very famous since it became so popular on the NES.  When I tried this game out, it was not that bad, but I would prefer playing the one on the NES.  The game has not much to say since this is basically a short game and it is pretty much compared to the NES version.

Graphics - 7

The graphics are very bad, but it is what it looks like on the Atari 2600.  The effects are nothing really, it is basic graphics that you would expect in any Atari 2600 games.

Sound - 8

The sounding is okay.  There is no issue with it and it is not that annoying.

Addictiveness - 6

The game is okay to play, but like I said, I would rather play the NES version instead of this because it is more graphical and the game is more controllable.

Story - N/A

There is no story in this game, but since it is the same as the NES version, it is said to be told the same way.  Donkey Kong kidnaps Pauline, so it is up to Mario to go and save her.

Depth - 5

The game does not really offer a lot.  All you do is just jump around in each level.  There are three levels and if you pass the third level, it will start over again, but it will be in a more difficulty level.

Difficulty - 5

The game is not that hard once you get used to the controls of this.  I seem to enjoy the way the game plays.  There is nothing hard in the game if you are used to the Donkey Kong classic game.

Wrap Things Up...

Donkey Kong on the Atari 2600 is an okay game to play.  I recommend trying this game out if you have not already.  I guarantee that this is not that bad of a game to play. :)

  Graphics 7   Sound 8   Addictive 6   Depth 5   Difficulty 5

Donkey Kong Game Description

Released in the arcades in 1981, Donkey Kong was not only Nintendo's first real smash hit for the company, but marked the introduction for two of their most popular mascots: Mario (originally "Jumpman") and Donkey Kong.Donkey Kong is a platform-action game that has Mario scale four different industrial themed levels (construction zone, cement factory, an elevator-themed level, and removing rivets from girders) in an attempt to save the damsel in distress, Pauline, from the big ape before the timer runs out. Once the rivets are removed from the final level, Donkey Kong falls, and the two lovers are reunited. From there, the levels start over at a higher difficulty.Along the way, Mario must dodge a constant stream of barrels, "living" fireballs, and spring-weights. Although not as powerful as in other future games, Mario can find a hammer which allows him to destroy the barrels and fireballs for a limited amount of time. Additionally, Mario can also find Pauline's hat, purse and umbrella for additional bonus points.Donkey Kong is also notable for being one of the first complete narratives in video game form, told through simplistic cut scenes that advance the story. It should also be noted that in versions of the game for early 1980's consoles, Donkey Kong only used 2-3 of the original levels, with the cement factory usually omitted.

Donkey Kong Reviews

Overall 8.1    Graphics 5.7    Sound 6.7    Addictive 6.7    Story 4.4    Depth 4.8    Difficulty 4.6

Dk atari 2600 review   SuperCrash64
my second atari 2600 game review, and with 1000 words of detail :D...
  Graphics 5   Sound 6   Addictive 7   Story 5   Depth 6   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 4.7/5     Submitted: 06-28-13     Updated: 06-28-13     Review Replies: 7

Donkey Kong Review   8bitgamer
Can this arcade hit make a good transition to the Atari 2600? Graphics: Well, it's Atari 2600, so...
  Graphics 8   Sound 8   Addictive 10   Story 8   Depth 8   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 3.7/5     Submitted: 01-14-11     Updated: 04-21-11     Review Replies: 0

Donkey Kong Quick Review   NovemberJoy
Donkey Kong was a very popular arcade game when it was released, and it's understandable exactly why...
  Graphics 6   Sound 5   Addictive 5   Depth 3   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 08-29-12     Review Replies: 3

Donkey Kong: The Junk Version   emul11
  If you want to play Donkey Kong, I shall warn you now, STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE!!! This isn't ...
  Graphics 4   Sound 7   Addictive 1   Story 2   Depth 1   Difficulty 1

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 08-23-12     Review Replies: 6

Donkey Kong Atari 2600 Review   Marcmoney
Overall - 8 Donkey Kong on the Atari 2600 is not that very famous since it became so popular on the...
  Graphics 7   Sound 8   Addictive 6   Depth 5   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 11-06-11     Review Replies: 1

Donkey kong for the atari!   bluecat2012
well this is donkey kong for the atari.I like this version better then the nes because the...
  Graphics 2   Sound 8   Addictive 10   Depth 1   Difficulty 1

      Review Rating: 2.5/5     Submitted: 12-22-12     Review Replies: 4

Donkey Kong (Atari 2600)   Excelsior2000
Now what can you say about this game well it does have a certain charm when it comes to graphics and...
  Graphics 7   Sound 5   Addictive 7   Story 3   Depth 4   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 2/5     Submitted: 01-28-12     Review Replies: 1

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Jordanv78 12-27-16 - 02:00 PM
 It's funny how a lot of Atari ports of classic games totally changed the rules and levels. I mean only one hammer on each level? Level layout or enemies changed...sure it's slight, but still changed. Honestly this port is mediocre.
jnisol 10-21-14 - 09:06 AM
 Not that bad it looks fine.
Ferdinand 10-19-14 - 08:35 PM
 I hated this game when it came out and still do. The sound is so annoying I used to turn the volume off.
ihateschool2004 01-26-14 - 09:00 AM
 I would rather play this on the NES.
retrogamer20001 10-20-13 - 10:01 PM
 This game is really great when you're sitting in the glow of your computer at 1 am and listening to the primitive sound effects.
dukerichards 05-18-13 - 12:45 AM
 Holy crap! Wow! I forgot how bad this looked on the 2600 LOL!
LoLz2447 12-01-12 - 12:58 PM
 lol lol lol best game EAVR!
BunnyDude 10-14-12 - 05:13 AM
 Donkey kong himself looks hilarious!
nintendo99 08-04-12 - 02:58 PM
 ok game
Galaxia Master 05-25-12 - 09:32 AM
kidtuff55 05-07-12 - 03:10 PM
 pajama man vs. rederman and his cookies!
mario29601 04-05-12 - 07:41 PM
 And I accidentally put an e in cranky O_o lolololololololololol
mario29601 04-05-12 - 07:40 PM
 The part in the comment I said that they called him Mario that because he jumps a lot in this game the him before Mario wasn't supposed to be there
mario29601 04-05-12 - 07:34 PM
 I'm just going to say that the Donkey Kong in this game is actually Crankey Kong from Donkey Kong Country and the girl isn't Peach it's Pauline and for some reason they called Mario Jumpman (I think they called him Mario that because he jumps a lot in t
Excelsior2000 01-28-12 - 12:43 PM
 So what if the graphics are well ummm... a bit poo it's a cracking good game and the mario sprite looks pretty cool
CarBitGTSaxen 11-28-11 - 07:35 AM
 the first mario game are really good. but, this is not the original game (donkey kong is the first mario game)
retro_lover 10-21-11 - 07:03 PM
 I love this game the 1st really true platform action gmae that started the genre. Even though there where platform action influenced games before this that came out. This is the 1st game that was true to the genre for its time got to love the Donkey Kong g
Matthew2321 09-24-11 - 11:10 AM
 This is a 4-bit game. :/
TaylorSwiftgamr.. 08-07-11 - 10:47 AM
 Pauline looks like she has no hair.
superhotman14 04-02-11 - 05:35 PM
 donkey kong is poop kong haha
Xalaxman360 03-25-11 - 09:58 AM
 Vizzed, you REALLY need to start putting MAME, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, MS-DOS games on here. Please! You could even do Atari XE
Xalaxman360 03-25-11 - 09:56 AM
 Vizzed, you REALLY need to start putting MAME, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, MS-DOS games on here. Please! You could
frankv21402 03-20-11 - 01:04 PM
 my 6 year old cousin says that the barrels look like cookies
Pablo 02-28-11 - 04:39 PM
 i like more the game boy and arcade versions
RideZeLitenin 02-16-11 - 09:00 PM
 In this version, DK DOES look like a big piece of poo!

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