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Donkey Kong

About Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong takes you on a thrilling and exciting adventure with Jumpman as he tries to save his beloved Woman from the clutches of a mischievous gorilla.

Donkey Kong, developed by Nintendo and released in 1981, marked the debut of two iconic characters - Jumpman, later known as Mario, and Donkey Kong. Created by Shigeru Miyamoto, the game was an instant success in the world of video games, attracting players with its innovative gameplay and captivating characters.

Dangerous plot and rescue

The plot of the game revolves around a touching yet thrilling story. Donkey Kong, a pet ape of a carpenter named Jumpman, becomes enraged and kidnaps Jumpman's girlfriend Lady, taking her to the top of a construction site. Players will take on the role of Jumpman, determined to rescue Lady from the clutches of a giant ape.

Game play mechanics

In Donkey Kong, the player must navigate through four separate levels or "screens", each with various obstacles and platforms. Jumpman's primary mode of movement is jumping, allowing the player to climb ladders and avoid obstacles such as rolling barrels and fireballs. The goal is to reach the top of the construction site, where Lady is waiting for her heroic savior.

Dynamic challenges

As the player progresses through the levels, the difficulty increases exponentially. Donkey Kong becomes more aggressive, throwing crates with higher frequency and speed. In addition, the level designs become more complex, requiring precise timing and strategic planning to overcome each obstacle. Players must master the art of jumping and climbing to avoid danger and successfully rescue Lady.

How to play

Use your computer's left and right arrow keys to steer Mario in any direction. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to take him up and down the stairs respectively. You can 'jump' over the obstacles using the spacebar.