Donkey Kong - NES

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Also for: Wii, GBA, Game Boy Color, Arcade, C64, Vic-20, Spectrum 48K, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, TI99, Atari 7800, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Atari 2600/VCS, Intellivision, Colecovision
Viewed: 2D Side-on, Static screen Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Publishers: Nintendo (GB/US/JP)
Released: Unknown (GB/US/JP)


Back in the days of old when console games struggled to match those seen in your local arcades, ambitious Japanese software house Nintendo made an attempt to crack the arcade market with a game that saw hero Jumpman rescuing pixel-babe Pauline from the clutches of a barrel-rolling ape. That, folks, was Donkey Kong.

Assuming control of Jumpman, players must negotiate three troublesome levels before saving Pauline and sending ape Donkey Kong plummeting to his death in the final stage. Barrels and the occasional fireball are present to cause problems as your jump from stage to stage, but the aid of the game's only collectible - the hammer - will make your journey less troublesome.

Should you finish all four stages, you'll find yourself right back at the beginning as you attempt to run through a second time with slightly increased difficulty settings.

Donkey was born a classic and will always be a classic.