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ExitIsNearSign 25m ExitSign
World(s) Big-City (from Donkey Kong '94) (supposedly)
Type Construction Site
Music Theme(s) 25m

Notable Feature(s) Initial stage.
Enemies Encountered Donkey Kong,
Trouble Bugs
Game(s) Donkey Kong,
Donkey Kong '94
First Appearance Donkey Kong for Arcade (1981)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong '94 (1994)

25m is the very first stage in the games Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong '94. 25m is the start of the game, where Donkey Kong kidnaps Lady and stomps on the construction site. The result is a basic stage, where barrels roll down the downwards slopes and Jumpman must work his way to the top. This stage also introduces Hammers and Trouble Bugs. The stage is followed by 50m in the arcade version of Donkey Kong and in Donkey Kong '94, and followed by 75m in the NES version of Donkey Kong.


Jumpman starts from the bottom left corner and must work his way up via ladders. After a few seconds Donkey Kong will drop a blue colored barrel, which will set the Oil Drum on fire, and spawn Trouble Bugs. Donkey Kong will roll barrels down the slanted site, making them somewhat predictable, however some roll down the ladders, broken or not. Note the Hammer near the end, which can be jumped on and used as a weapon against the barrels.

In Donkey Kong '94 for Game Boy, the stage had two layers of platforms removed because of limitations. However, a stage that has the exact appearance of the original 25m, with a scrolling screen, appears much later in the game as Stage 9-5 in the Tower world.