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Average Player Score Based on 3120 ratings
7.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 3120 ratings
  1. 10 (543)
  2. 9 (761)
  3. 8 (840)
  4. 7 (517)
  5. 6 (200)
  6. 5 (95)
  7. 4 (59)
  8. 3 (23)
  9. 2 (19)
  10. 1 (63)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:7.1

    c'mon! A 4.6!?? It deserves a bit more than that!!

    Come on guys. You all know this one. It's freakin' Donkey Kong! The game where you are Mario, who is determined to save his gal from the evil clutches of a giant ape. There are 3 levels, which isn't much... but this is a... Read Full Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Donkey Kong

  • Rating:8

    Absolutely brilliant as it almost feels like the arcade’s counter-part, save putting endless amount of coins in.

    Note: This review is based on the Atari 800XL version that was released in 1983.In the arcades, Donkey Kong was definitely a huge success back in the early 80s. That angry sod of a gorilla, bashing his chest like there&r... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Despite the weird choice of omitting 50m and the somewhat repetitive gameplay, this game is still a classic.

    Donkey Kong originally released on the arcades and was ported to the NES later on.This is the first game in the DK Arcade Trilogy, which was very popular and remains popular today. The objective of this game is to save a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A Timeless Classic

    I can't say nothing more what's already have been said. And a great introduction for everyone's favorite plumber. Still is playable today, and quite a lot of fun for such a short time waster. Even though Donkey Kong char... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    The game that started Nintendo on the path to greatness

    Donkey Kong is a single screen platform game. The player controls Mario and must rescue his girlfriend Pauline who has been kidnapped by Donkey Kong. The game consists of 3 levels, and when you beat the third level, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    It's not like the Acrade version, it's a puzzle game!

    To say I have a history of Donkey Kong is more than enough. I played this game quite a lot during my childhood but I never could beat it. I don’t know what it was exactly, the game didn’t save properly; somet... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

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

    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. The game is simple... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    A Classic Game Made More Fun

    This game is a port of the Arcade Classic Donkey Kong (1981) for the Game Boy with some new levels, enemies, and new gameplay mechanics such as Mario can now fall off platforms without dying, pick up objects, toss the ha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

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

    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 this game is.I got thi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    A Must-Buy Virtual Console Title

    Right now the 3DS is a system of "take what you can get" when it comes to games, so many of us are turning to DSiWare, older DS games, and even the slim pickings of the 3DS Virtual Console. I missed the original Gameboy…... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    One of the best arcade games ever!

    INTRODUCTION: This is Nintendo's first game ever made. This is also the first platformer ever made. I wouldn't 100% say that this is the first Mario game ever because Mario was called Jumpman and Peach was called Pauline... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful