DOS - 1983
Also released on: Amstrad CPC - Apple II - Atari 8-bit - ColecoVision - Commodore 64 - Intellivision - VIC-20
Description of Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong is a great PC port of Nintendo's classic arcade game that needs no introduction, since it has been ported to just about every console and computer system you can imagine.
In case you have never heard of the game until this moment (and if that’s true, you most likely never played games until recently), here’s the deal: you control a plump construction worker called Jumpman (who would later morph into a plumber named Mario in Nintendo’s most successful series) who must rescue his girlfriend Pauline from the clutches of Donkey Kong, a giant gorilla modeled after the movie. You do this by jumping over barrels and other obstacles that Kong throw at you, and climbing up ladders to the top. Straightforward, but a lot of fun and quite addictive.
This port by Atari does justice to the original arcade sensation, only minus the bright colors due to hardware limitations of PCs in 1983. Still, it remains one of Atari’s best PC ports that remain highly playable to this day. Be sure to slow the game down with slowdown programs, though.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
The Boz 2022-11-01 0 point ColecoVision version
Not counting my dad's Pong console, this was the very video game I ever owned. It came with the ColecoVision console. The number of hours spent on this. The opening level is a classic and my favourite level of the entire game. Best game featuring Mario.
RetroComputerFan 2017-07-28 -1 point DOS version
Very nice, playing this on my old PC 8088 computer.
Minercarter 2014-02-23 -2 points DOS version
YES DONKEY KONG i prefer mario bros but THIS IS THE FIRST!!!!!!!
Jegas 2014-01-03 0 point DOS version
Dosbox 0.74 Win7 (64bit) - WORKS GREAT
Slow down the CPU cycles - plays pretty well!
scarclyusedass 2013-12-13 -1 point DOS version
USE DOSBOX!!! LOWER CPU CYCLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
unused 2013-10-21 0 point DOS version
Setting speed works in D-Fend (set CPU cylces to 500) which extends DOS-BOX. Couldn't figure out how to leave this game ... have to kill the window. I also always get CGA colors instead of EGA ... Really tricky not to miss these laders ... as it was in the 80s ... annoyed me then, annoys me now ;-) ...
Silver Fang 2012-11-27 1 point DOS version
Plays way too fast. You can't even move Jump Man before a barrel kills him.
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