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Nintendo NES
Nintendo of America
Nintendo Co.
UPC: 630423045496

Released: 6-01-86
Players: 1-2
Country Origin: US

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Loose:  $35.04
Complete:  $157.50
New:  $20.19
Rarity:  5/10

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Donkey Kong

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Rating: 8.6
(365 votes)
Plays: 90,106
Filesize: 16kb

Donkey Kong Box Description

Can you save Mario's girl from the clutches of Donkey Kong? Donkey Kong has kidnapped Mario's girlfriend Pauline and taken her to the top of a construction site. It's up to you to help Mario save Pauline before time runs out. But it won't be easy. Donkey Kong will do everything in his power to stop you. He'll throw barrel bombs, flaming fireballs and anything else he can get his hands on. So if you're looking for action, don't monkey around. Get the original Donkey Kong from the Nintendo Arcade Classics Series!

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Donkey Kong Review by: Marcmoney - 9/10

Donkey Kong Review
Overall - 9

Donkey Kong on the NES.  I think that this is one of the first Donkey Kong games that came out.  It is one of the best classics from what Nintendo says.  I remember playing this game a long time ago, maybe 3 or 4 years ago.  I sucked at it, but now that I played it from this year, it has gotten easier.  In this game, there are some positive things and some negatives things about this game.  This game never ends the fun.

Graphics - 8

The graphics were okay at that time period.  The way Mario looks is rememberable and Donkey Kong is what you expect to look like. The enemies and items are not too bad looking for an NES game.  Its quality is good and it is probably better than games that have items that people would not know what it looks like.

Sound - 7

The sound is kind of confusing.  First off, whenever Mario walks, he makes this squeaking sound.  It also does the same noise when he climbs.  The jumping is just weird.  It sounds like an enemies got hit and died in an arcade game.  Another thing that sucks is that there is no background music.  It is just peace and quiet and you only hear the barrels falling.  What kind of game is that where it has no music till you beat the level. :S

Addictiveness - 7

The game can get addicting, just like Super Mario Bros and Pacman.  It is one of those games that you cannot stop playing and you want to beat the high score.  That is what people were like in the past, but now in this decade, people seem to not give a crap about playing it because it is old and dull.  I think that they are wrong.  People these days still play this game.  What I do not get is why it was not one of the Top 10 Ambassador Program for the 3DS.  It is confusing, but I guess it came in 11th place. :P It gets boring when you play it for about a straight 30 minutes, unless if you are a pro at this game.

Story - 7

The story is one of those same stories that we keep hearing.  Mario has to save a girl named Pauline from Donkey Kong.  People thought that it is Peach, but it is not, it is Pauline.  On Mario vs Donkey Kong games, they put Pauline in there instead of Peach.  They still do that with the other Mario vs Donkey Kong games.  I do not get why they would do this, but they probably wanted to keep the same series of people from the old days.

Depth - 5

The game does not have a lot of things.  What I do not like about is that there is only 3 levels and after you beat the third level, it brings you back to the first level of the game, but only in a harder mode.  I did not like this cause it was like playing the game over and over again.  I hated it so much, but it was still fun since it gets harder.

Difficulty - 5

On a count of how good you are, it is easy, but if you are a beginner or that is not good at this game, it is hard for you.  What is hatred about this game is that Mario cannot fall down at a distance.  If you fall down from 2 inches up, you die.  It is just horrible, but the rest is okay and easy, especially when you play the levels constantly.

Wrap Things Up...

Donkey Kong on the NES is a great classic game and I would recommend playing this game if you hadn't already. :P Out of all the negatives I have said in this review, it is still a pretty damn good game.  If you have not played this already in your entire life, try it out, you will like it if you are good at these kind of games.
  Graphics 8   Sound 7   Addictive 7   Depth 5   Story 7   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 8.6    Graphics 8    Sound 7.4    Addictive 8.4    Story 6.8    Depth 6.4    Difficulty 6.5

Still an amazing game..   brittany8671
Do you remember 1981 when the original Donkey Kong arcade came out?  I sure don't. I do remembe...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 4.4/5     Submitted: 06-29-13     Review Replies: 3

One of the great classic games   IgorBird122
Yes, The original Donkey Kong Game, this game pretty much started Donkey Kong and Mario into the vid...
  Graphics 8   Sound 7   Addictive 7   Story 6   Depth 5   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 4.4/5     Submitted: 05-28-13     Review Replies: 1

Donkey Kong   SonicFan2013
Overall : 9, Hi, My name is Sonic Fan 2013. This is my review for Donkey Kong. The first Donkey...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 4.2/5     Submitted: 08-04-13     Review Replies: 2

Donkey Kong Review   Marcmoney
Overall - 9 Donkey Kong on the NES.  I think that this is one of the first Donkey Kong games...
  Graphics 8   Sound 7   Addictive 7   Story 7   Depth 5   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3.9/5     Submitted: 09-13-11     Review Replies: 1

Donkey Kong NES review!   G@mehe@d
Donkey Kong was an arcade machine made in 1980 and it got ported onto the NES in 1986. GRAPHICS: Th...
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 8   Story 8   Depth 8   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 3.9/5     Submitted: 07-12-12     Review Replies: 1

Donkey Kong (Classic)   gamefreak0814
Overall - 9.5 This game is fun, I'll give it that. For it being one of the first games Nintendo e...
  Graphics 8   Sound 5   Addictive 10   Story 1   Depth 5   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 3.7/5     Submitted: 02-03-12     Review Replies: 7

I would have never..   Aerowave
I'd never have though I would ever play donkey Kong but in the end I have tbh I'm not to impressed b...
  Graphics 3   Sound 1   Addictive 4   Depth 1   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 3.6/5     Submitted: 07-18-12     Review Replies: 0

Classic   superluigi1
This game is basically an Nintendo Entertainment System version of the arcade game  Donkey Kong...
  Graphics 9   Sound 8   Addictive 6   Story 7   Depth 6   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 3.5/5     Submitted: 10-19-14     Review Replies: 4

Donkey Kong Review   Zacharyp10
The graphics for the time are very good so that's why I'm giving them 9. The sound isn't very annoyi...
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 8   Depth 6   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 3.4/5     Submitted: 09-07-12     Review Replies: 4

Bringing back the classic we all know and love!   Gamewiz
I enjoyed this game. As a gamer, I always grew up with Mario, and didn't have this game in my librar...
  Graphics 6   Sound 7   Addictive 8   Story 6   Depth 5   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 12-10-15     Review Replies: 1

Donky Kong   Goldberg19
This game is very simple, the only keys required are the arrows and x to jump. This is super addicti...
  Graphics 8   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Depth 9   Difficulty 4

      Review Rating: 2.7/5     Submitted: 02-01-12     Updated: 02-03-12     Review Replies: 4

Donkey Kong Highscores

1. 547,600
TimeTrial: 01:08:12
02-03-12 09:37 PM
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2. 346,000
TimeTrial: 00:40:45
12-06-11 04:45 PM
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3. 344,100
TimeTrial: 00:00:00
11-25-10 06:36 AM
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4. 198,200
TimeTrial: 00:00:00
02-26-11 05:04 AM
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5. 195,600
TimeTrial: 00:00:00
11-08-10 02:05 PM
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Donkey Kong Cheat Codes

Gain multiple points faster
Gain multiple points faster
Normally you would gain 100 points each time you jump over a barrel. But try jumpin over a barrel while the following 2 conditions apply:
- You are standin on the top of the MIDDLE ladder on the THIRD floor (first level)
- The barrel must roll down the ladder you are on as you jump over it
If the conditions apply (as in, you jump over a barrel without movin back or forth, and it just rolls down the ladder below you), then you will hear the scorin points sound effect played multiple times really fast, and you will gain several hundred points.

Donkey Kong Game Genie Codes

SXYAOP Infinite lives
PETANA Start with 1 life
TETANA Start with 6 lives
PETANE Start with 9 lives
AEVAVSIA Controllable jump
EAKOLSLG Keep hammer for longer

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Comments for Donkey Kong

ElDaves 11-11-15 - 04:17 PM
 my infance, the days at the arcade, such good times
jonathanzygorodi 12-16-14 - 11:23 PM
 i shower you with coconut cream pie
jonathanzygorodi 08-28-14 - 12:02 AM
 expand DONG
boomer1709 05-07-14 - 02:26 AM
 the speed run is done by the milliseconds im assuming why the 1:25's are the way they are
Awesome-Kid 05-04-14 - 12:32 AM
 tRuine: Oh no the Speed-Run table not the Highscore table ROFL!!
tRIUNE 05-04-14 - 12:02 AM
 Awesome-Kid : I don't even see your name. or foxyman's, in the Highscores Table on this page
Awesome-Kid 05-03-14 - 11:45 PM
 So shouldn't foxyman be the one that is in 1st place right now??
Awesome-Kid 05-03-14 - 11:35 PM
 Ehhhh..... Foxyman came with 1:35 before me!!
chungchangching 02-26-14 - 03:26 AM
 here girlfreind is pauline p.s MARIO IS A CHEATING BOYFREIND xDDD
kramer4077 11-19-13 - 05:14 PM
 This game is awesome! Such happy childhood memories :)
retrogamer20001 10-20-13 - 10:18 PM
 Despite being 1 of the 7 star children and possessing amazing supernatural abilities, Mario's main weaknesses are walking mushrooms (goombas) and barrels.
xseed 07-28-13 - 09:20 PM
 psh. Wusses. This game is EASY
Maxwell3456 07-09-13 - 06:00 PM
sylvester26 04-30-13 - 03:08 PM
 The best way to get over you ex-girlfriend
baseballer05 04-15-13 - 08:17 PM
 I got to level half girder half ladder! Beat THAT!
mopjack23 01-30-13 - 12:54 PM
 I cannot get the game to load. any suggestions?
dvkbuddy10623 12-08-12 - 10:48 AM
 how the heck do U get to the pie fctory?
Bluey5 11-16-12 - 06:23 PM
 This game is just simply a classic. It is pretty simple and easy but yet it gets really hard when you beat the game over and over. Without a save state, I wonder if ANY one can possibly get past this game. Vintage Donkey Kong.
ethantor611 10-20-12 - 03:46 PM
 this is on the arcade
jerryaberry 07-30-12 - 07:41 PM
 Yet he's so jumpy.
Blobbie244 06-30-12 - 07:04 PM
 Mario looks a little bit fat
dumlink23 06-22-12 - 01:37 PM
 no they dont this game is classic
maestrobelief 06-12-12 - 05:26 PM
 the controls on this game suck.
mariomanwon 06-07-12 - 08:14 PM
 @ladron Use the arrow keys to move and x to jump. up to climb ladders
stiffyjonez 05-20-12 - 04:13 PM

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