Donkey Kong (1981)

Video Game  -  Action | Family | Fantasy  -  1981 (USA)
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Jumpman must save Pauline from the giant ape Donkey Kong.

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The classic tale of a man saving a beautiful damsel from the clutches of an evil beast has been played out many times, most notably in the classic "King Kong." This basic premise served as the plotline for one of the all-time classic video arcade games, Donkey Kong. Released in the fall of 1981, Donkey Kong introduced us to two characters that would soon become mascots for then-fledgling Nintendo: Mario, a carpenter (he was first known as "Jumpman") and Donkey Kong, a fearsome gorilla who aimed to do harm to Mario. The story went thusly: Donkey Kong was an evil gorilla who had kidnapped Mario's girlfriend, Pauline (to do who-knows-what to her), and Mario came to save the day. The player controlled Mario through four different playing fields, dodging whatever Donkey Kong hurled at him. Completing each level awarded a bonus and the player moved on to another round. The rounds included the Ramps (six ramps, where Mario dodged wooden barrels and flaming oil barrels); Factory (! Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Re-released in the summer of 2004 as part of the classic NES game series for Game Boy Advance. See more »

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Referenced in Two and a Half Men: People Who Love Peepholes (2011) See more »

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Still fun today
9 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Sure this game is old, but it still fun to play. Whocares the graphics are outdated. This game is very fun, that's one of the main reasons we play video games. This is a very challenging game. You will never get tired of playing Donkey Kong, it is a very addictive game.

I give this game 9 out of 10


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