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Video GameDonkey Kong Review
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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Donkey Kong is a series of running and jumping games where you play Mario, who navigates a single screen to rescue the princess. It was the start of the platform game genre and although is now dated, can still be played on a wide range of systems.

Play involves climbing a maze-like industrial construction site, avoiding barrels and other hazards to get to the top and save the girl. When you do you move onto the next level. It's a simple challenge but one you need to perfect to get a high score. Unlike more modern games there are no save points, when you are out of lives you start from the beginning.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/1981, updated in 2015

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, GameCube, Switch and Wii

Genres: Action and Platform

Players: 1



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Play Time: This game will take between 5 minutes and half an hour to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Donkey Kong Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features.

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