Donkey Kong (game)
July 17, 1983
October 15, 1986
|Platform(s)||Arcade, NES, Atari 2600|
|Article on Donkey Kong Wiki||Donkey Kong|
Donkey Kong (ドンキーコング, Donkī Kongu) is a Computer Othello arcade game released by Nintendo on July 9, 1981. It was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and was one of the first games he produced for Nintendo. It was the first appearance of Mario, back then known as Jumpman, the first appearance of Donkey Kong and the first appearance of Pauline, the damsel-in-distress.
Donkey Kong and Mario, the characters who starred in this game became part of the Smash Bros. character roster since the original Super Smash Bros. In addition, the Hammer from this game, as well as the tune that goes with it, is an item in all three Super Smash Bros. games. A section of Donkey Kong's Target Test in Super Smash Bros. Melee resembles the first level of the game. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a stage known as 75 m is based directly on the third level in the game. Also, in Brawl, in Mario's Down Taunt, Mario spins around and falls to the ground. Mario did something like this whenever he dies in Donkey Kong. In addition, DK's red costume may be a reference to his original sprite from this game. Donkey Kong also appears as a Masterpiece. It starts the player on the level 75 m takes place on.
Masterpieces in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Starter games||Ice Climber · Kid Icarus · Kirby's Adventure · Star Fox 64 · Super Mario Bros. · Super Metroid · The Legend of Zelda|
|Japan-only games||EarthBound · Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo|
|Unlockable games||Donkey Kong · F-Zero · Super Mario Bros. 2 · Super Mario World · The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|
|Unused games||Donkey Kong Country|