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The big ape has returned in this update of the classic Nintendo arcade game. Although at first it appears to be just a port, the familiar levels from the arcade game are just a prelude to the real platform jumping adventure. Instead of rescuing Pauline at the end of the fourth level, Donkey Kong makes off with her once again!

There are 96 levels spread out over 12 worlds. These levels are much more complex than the originals, featuring scrolling backgrounds, numerous objects to collect, and enemies to avoid. Along the way, you will encounter several "boss" style battles with Donkey Kong, as well.


Donkey Kong Game Boy Original Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Game Boy Title Screen
Donkey Kong Game Boy New Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Game Boy He's not dead yet!  (Super Game Boy)

Promo Images

Donkey Kong Screenshot
Donkey Kong Screenshot
Donkey Kong Screenshot
Donkey Kong Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Donkey Kong '94" -- Informal name
  • "ドンキーコング" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Boy Sep, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1994 94 out of 100 94
Consoles Plus Game Boy Sep, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Game Boy Dec 09, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Game Boy Feb 11, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Aug, 1994 8.3 out of 10 83
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo 3DS Jun 23, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Megablast Game Boy Sep, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Nintendo Difference Game Boy Nov 21, 2012 15 out of 20 75


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Super Game Boy

This was the first Game Boy game specially adapted for Super Game Boy. When played on the Super Game Boy, Pauline can be heard shrieking out "HELP! HELP!" during the game, instead of a Game Boy sound effect that's supposed to resemble a scream.


  • Game Players
    • January 1995 - Best Game Boy Game in 1994
  • VideoGames
    • March 1995 - Best Game Boy Game of 1994
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