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A platform arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981, with the first appearance of the Mario and Donkey Kong characters. Players jump over barrels, flames, and other obstacles to reach the top of the level, where Donkey Kong keeps Pauline captive.

Donkey Kong is a platform arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981, with the first appearance of the Mario and Donkey Kong characters. Players jump over barrels, flames, and other obstacles to reach the top of the level, where Donkey Kong keeps Pauline captive.

Designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, Donkey Kong was one of the first platform games, and Nintendo first worldwide success.

General Information:

  • Release Date: July 9, 1981
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo

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