User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 7800 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
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 3.7
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 2.9
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Jan 26, 2000)
Considering what it had to live up to, this is one hell of a sequel. This time you play Donkey Kong's son, trying to save his father who has been captured. The play mechanics are imaginative, letting you climb sideways along vines. DK Jr. manages to capture the spirit of the original Donkey Kong while providing a fresh new game playing experience. The graphics are excellent and noticeably better than Donkey Kong, but the sound is sparse and can be fairly annoying. There are three skill levels. If you liked Donkey Kong you will like this.
Retro Game Reviews (Jun 30, 2016)
Donkey Kong Junior on the Atari 7800 is a high-quality version of Nintendo's classic Arcade game due to its tight controls and exceptional level design. There's not a lot to criticise but in my opinion the NES port is still the best and most playable version in terms of both gameplay and sound.
The Atari Times (Dec 22, 2005)
All in all, this game is enjoyable in spite of the rotten sound and awkward controls. Give it a shot. Heck, it won't cost you much as this is a very common cartridge.