Classic NES Series - Donkey Kong ROM

classic nes series donkey kong rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Donkey Kong is about 19 Mins in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 1 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

A Kong is a unique anthropomorphic species consisting of various different primates resembling either apes (i.e. gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, or gibbons), or monkeys (such as spider monkeys or baboons).

The term "Kong" is also generally used to describe the primate species, it is not a surname, similar to other species from the Mario Bros. game series, such as Toads.

When developing the “Donkey Kong” arcade game, Nintendo video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto thought “Kong” meant gorilla in English. He wanted to use “Kong” as the last name and came up with “Donkey” as the first name, which he thought meant “stupid” in English.

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Additional Information

Donkey Kong is a 1981 arcade video game developed and published by Nintendo. As Mario, the player runs and jumps on platforms and climbs ladders to ascend a construction site and rescue Pauline from the giant gorilla Donkey Kong. It is the first game in the Donkey Kong series as well as Mario’s first appearance in a video game.

Donkey Kong is the product of Nintendo’s increasingly desperate efforts to develop a hit to rival Pac-Man (1980) and break into the North American market. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo’s president at the time, assigned the project to first-time video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Drawing from a wide range of inspirations including Popeye, Beauty and the Beast, and King Kong, Miyamoto developed the scenario and designed the game alongside chief engineer Gunpei Yokoi. They broke new ground by using graphics as a means of characterization, including cutscenes to advance the game’s plot and integrating multiple stages into the gameplay.

Following 1980’s Space Panic, Donkey Kong is one of the earliest examples of the platform game genre even prior to the term being coined; the U.S. gaming press used climbing game for games with platforms and ladders. As the first platform game to feature jumping, Donkey Kong requires the player to jump between gaps and over obstacles or approaching enemies, setting the template for the future of the genre. With its four unique stages, Donkey Kong is the most complex arcade game of the time, and one of the first arcade games with multiple stages, following games such as 1980’s Phoenix and 1981’s Gorf and Scramble.

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Classic NES Series - Donkey Kong

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Release Date

North America: June 2, 2004
Japan: February 14, 2004
Europe: July 9, 2004




Nintendo R&D1


Game Boy Advance


USA, Europe


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