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Donkey Kong

Publisher

Atari Corporation, Ocean Software, Atarisoft, Coleco, Atari, Inc., Nintendo, Ocean Software, Nintendo

Developer

Nintendo, Nintendo, Nintendo

Genre

Platform, Arcade

Release dates

09.07.1981 - Arcade
31.07.1981 - Arcade
1981 - Arcade
03.03.1982 - Intellivision
12.03.1982 - Atari 2600
18.10.1982 - Atari 8-bit
1982 - Atari 2600
31.12.1982 - ColecoVision
01.01.1983 - Texas Instruments TI-99
23.06.1983 - PC DOS
15.07.1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
15.12.1983 - Commodore C64/128
15.12.1983 - Commodore VIC-20
1983 - ColecoVision
1983 - ColecoVision
1983 - Intellivision
15.06.1986 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
10.07.1986 - MSX
26.07.1986 - Amstrad CPC
15.10.1986 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
15.11.1986 - ZX Spectrum
1986 - Commodore C64/128
08.04.1988 - Family Computer Disk System
21.06.1988 - Atari 7800
14.02.2004 - Game Boy Advance
07.06.2004 - Game Boy Advance
09.07.2004 - Game Boy Advance
19.11.2006 - Virtual Console (Nintendo)
19.11.2006 - Wii
02.12.2006 - Virtual Console (Nintendo)
07.12.2006 - Virtual Console (Nintendo)
08.12.2006 - Virtual Console (Nintendo)
14.06.2018 - Nintendo Switch
15.06.2018 - Nintendo Switch
15.06.2018 - Nintendo Switch
15.06.2018 - Nintendo Switch
Donkey Kong

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Game description

Donkey Kong is not only Nintendo's first real smash hit for the company, but marks the introduction for two of their most popular mascots: Mario (originally "Jumpman") and Donkey Kong. The game 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. 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.