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Donkey Kong (Atari 2600)

User Reviews

A pale imitation, but there's still some fun to be had. Bob Montgomery (519) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Good port, but the NES and Game Boy Advance versions are better. Jake Lewis (4) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Great Graphics Don't Make Up For Horrible Gameplay Mullet of Death (604) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed -
Overall MobyScore (28 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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100
Tilt
Une adaptation simplifiée du jeu d'arcades - Mario peut malgré tout utiliser un marteau pour brises les tonneaux - mais très agréable à jouer. L'enthousiasme des possesseurs du VCS Atari est à cet égard significatif !
80
VideoGame
Um malvado gorila aprisionou sua namorada, e você deve salvá-la. Só que não será fácil: ele não se cansará de jogar barris para obstruir o caminho.
70
Game Freaks 365
Don’t let the score I gave this game deceive you. The Atari 2600 version of this game is hardly worth your time if you have even the Colecovision version, and certainly isn’t if you have the NES version. You should only contemplate getting this version of the game if you are a collector who absolutely must have every game for the Atari 2600, or if you, for some reason, do not have an NES or a Colecovision. Otherwise, I would say that either of those versions would be a better choice than this version. This version is not bad, but it isn’t the best, and if you are only going to buy one version of a game, it should be the best.
67
The Video Game Critic
The Atari 2600 version of Donkey Kong has been subjected to an inordinate amount of ridicule over the years, which is largely undeserved. Granted, there are only two screens, but keep in mind that even the more advanced versions of Donkey Kong for other consoles only had three. The two included here are well-executed, with excellent control and flicker-free graphics. Sure, the ape and fireballs are cheesy-looking, but at least Mario looks good. My main issues with this game lie with the sparse sound effects and single skill level.
60
TeleMatch
Mit dem Spielhallen- oder CBS-COLECOVISION-Hit hat das beinahe nichts mehr zu tun. Eleganz wird durch Starrheit ersetzt, Dynamik durch Stumpfsinn. Wer nicht allzu anspruchsvoll ist der wird natürlich auch mit dieser Donkey Kong- Fassung eher zufriedengestellt als mit so manch stupidem Weltraum-Geballer. Aber ein mir bis vor kurzem noch unbekannter Videospieler im Teenager-Alter ist zu verstehen, der nach kürzester Zeit seine gekaufte Donkey Kong-ATARI-Kassette bei einem Freund gegen eine andere Kassette vertauschte...