| "The trouble with you kids, is that you're all too soft!"
The Boxart for Donkey Kong (GB)
|Release Date:|| June 14, 1994 |
September 29, 1994
Donkey Kong is a Game Boy game released in 1994. It is a remake/alternate retelling (heavily implied to be a stage play similar to how Super Mario Bros. 3 was a stage play) of the Donkey Kong arcade game.
In this game, Donkey Kong Senior kidnaps Pauline and Mario must save her by advancing throughout entire levels. After Mario defeats Donkey Kong in each world, Donkey Kong will get up again and run off with Pauline. Basically, it's the plot of the first Donkey Kong game back in the arcades, but updated with new levels, (and old familiar levels) for the Game Boy.
The game ends with Mario, Pauline, Cranky Kong, and Junior take a photo together, implying a friendship and them finally deciding to have peace between them.
As stated earlier, this game features remakes of the old level designs from the first two Donkey Kong Arcade titles, but also features a whole new world system similar to that of the Super Mario Bros. series. Mario's movements are also greatly improved for this game, being able to do pretty much anything he could do in Super Mario 64, but in a two dimensional space and about two years earlier. Mario is also able to pick up and throw certain enemies and objects in the later levels, similar to Super Mario Bros. 2/USA/Doki Doki Panic.
|Donkey Kong series|
|Classic||Donkey Kong • Donkey Kong Jr. (Math) • Donkey Kong 3 • Donkey Kong '94|
|Mario vs. DK||Mario vs. Donkey Kong • March of the Minis • Minis March Again! • Mini-Land Mayhem!|
|Donkey Kong Country||Donkey Kong Country • Diddy's Kong Quest • Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! • Returns (3D) • Tropical Freeze|
|Donkey Kong Land||Donkey Kong Land • Land 2 • Land III|
|DK||DK: King of Swing • DK: Jungle Climber|
|Single games||Donkey Kong 64 • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat|
|Racing games||Diddy Kong Racing (DS) • Diddy Kong Pilot • Donkey Kong Racing • Donkey Kong Barrel Blast|
|Donkey Konga||Donkey Konga • Donkey Konga 2 • Donkey Konga 3|
|Game and Watch||Donkey Kong Hockey • Donkey Kong Circus|
|Other games||Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers • Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever • Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom|