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Donkey Kong Junior (1982)

Donkey Kong Jr. (original title)
Donkey Kong Jr. is out to save his caged father from Mario.


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Donkey Kong Jr. is out to save his caged father from Mario.

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Can the son of Donkey Kong save his papa from little Mario's impenetrable prison? See more »


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August 1982 (Japan)  »

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Donkey Kong 2  »

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Many gamers are confused to as why there is a Donkey Kong and a Donkey Kong III, but no Donkey Kong II. It is because Nintendo counts this game as Donkey Kong II. See more »


Introduction: Get key from Mario. Save your Papa!
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Referenced in Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS (2014) See more »


Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Cool! A game where Mario is the villain!
9 July 2002 | by (Aspatria, England) – See all my reviews

In 1981 Nintendo was saved thanks to Shigeru Miyamoto and his revolutionary game DONKEY KONG. Because of its massive success, Shigeru decided to develop a sequel, which was DONKEY KONG JR. DK Jr. is DK's supposed son and is out to rescue his father from the evil clutches of Mario (then known as Jumpman). This game was released on arcades worldwide in 1982, and like its predecessor, was a great success. The only confusion was how come Mario is the bad guy - well, he had taken Donkey Kong back to the jungle and DK Jr. is out to save him, but Jumpman's not going to let that happen. Like DONKEY KONG, this game is action packed and rather exciting for a game that was released 20 years ago, and we have been allowed to revive the long lost action on the NES on DONKEY KONG CLASSICS (contains DK and DK Jr.). The sound may have been a little twitchy, but hey, it was 1982. An exciting game, which is a must for retro gamers to discover the fun of Mario's early career.

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