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7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 2895 ratings
  1. 10 (523)
  2. 9 (751)
  3. 8 (810)
  4. 7 (439)
  5. 6 (148)
  6. 5 (81)
  7. 4 (50)
  8. 3 (16)
  9. 2 (19)
  10. 1 (58)

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  • User Rating 8

    At first sight DK looks like a cheap remake but if you give it 15 minutes you'll see how innovative it is.

    Rated on January 11, 2011 by julianozuca

    The Good: Many new concepts that were used in classic games later; a great tribute to old classic games; a good mix of that two "goods". The Bad: Colors in SGB sometimes bother more than help; musi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    One of the absolute best games to grace a Game Boy.

    Rated on April 09, 2005 by Zeegloo

    I love this game! First of all, it was an incredible update of the classic arcade DK game we all loved. Actually, a better word for it would probably be EPIC. This game was taken and made into an EPIC...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    The original Game Boy didn't see many releases as slick as this quasi-remake of the arcade classic Donkey Kong.

    Rated on May 29, 2007 by liugeaux

    Take the original Donkey Kong, add dozens more levels, awesome new moves and a puzzle-like present collecting thinkers edge and package it for the green screened Nintendo sales monster the Game Boy, a...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Donkey kong on the go but is it good...

    Rated on June 08, 2012 by clock0

    Yes it is good it is one of the best gameboy games made this is like the original but a little different.This game has ok graphics but you wont care aout the graphics you will be amazed at howgreat th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    what a remake of the other version!

    Rated on December 12, 2009 by RT-uchiha

    this game i could not stop playing its hard as hell though but when i lost i couldnt stop playing,if i couldnt understand a level's puzzle i thought about it. its very from the one on nes which has 4 ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The game is Donkey Kong like you never seen it before!

    Rated on March 17, 2013 by Shattered-dream

    Here it is a true version of the great arcade game Donkey Kong! This game seems to have more of a story then the arcade one did, and a bunch more levels instead of playing the same thing over and over...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    One of the best Gameboy Games ever.

    Rated on March 02, 2005 by Redraptor75

    This game alone seems to just scream classy. Donkey Kong stars Mario as a construction worker (probably before he got his degree in err...plumbing and turtle smashing) out to save a lovely girl. DK ha...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    They recreated the original, but is it really a remake?

    Rated on August 31, 2007 by Hammerbrodude

    So many changes have been made to the game its not funny. But every change is good. Remember the ol' "how high can you go?" Well, this has not only that, but 9 more world as well, including...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    An excellent reworking of a classic game.

    Rated on October 21, 2005 by Bakalou

    From top notch platforming to hard pressing mental challenges, this game has had it all on the palm of its hand. With killer graphics and audio for its portable time period, this game strikes a bell a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    With Mario and Donkey Kong, it's hard to go wrong!

    Rated on October 29, 2005 by CindyCanine

    I've been a fan of Donkey Kong and Mario since the early days of the original 80's classic! It's great to see old games like this brought back to life for a new generation to enjoy! You play as Mar...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.