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Category Description User Score
Effectiveness How effective the educational game is when it comes to teaching (does the player actually learn anything, etc.) 2.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
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 2.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.7
Overall User Score (9 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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Joystick (German) (Jan, 1989)
Zusammenfassend kann man der Fa. Nintendo für das Spiel nur ein Lob aussprechen, da hier wirklich eine Cartridge vorliegt, die rundum gelungen ist. Auch ist zu sagen, daß Eltern sich dieses Spiel ruhig anschauen sollten, da man damit den Kleinen wirklich spielend das Rechnen beibringen kann.
Tilt (Mar, 1988)
Un programme éducatif destiné aux plus jeunes.
While it may be a little helpful in learning arithmetic, the experience is shallow and not too interesting as an actual game.
There really isn't much else to say about a game that does so little. It has been released on the Wii's Virtual Console in all markets except for North America, but I have no idea why anyone would buy an old OLD edutainment game and waste their precious Wii points (unless you are an EXTREME fan of Donkey Kong). Unless you see it for free, you may want to pass up the opportunity to snag this; it is only suited for children trying to learn math with the aid of an ape wearing a shirt. Take a crack at some simple math operations on paper instead -- it's just as amusing.
Retro Game Reviews (Nov 25, 2015)
Donkey Kong Jr. Math is an ill-advised entry in the series and the developers could have done so much more to make the gameplay interesting for kids and families. Avoid this one but if you're looking for a decent education game try The Electric Company: Word Fun! instead (1980, Intellivision).
0 (Oct, 2011)
Why did Nintendo think this was a good idea for a game? For the love of all things sacred and true, Donkey Kong Jr. Math was one of the launch titles! Granted, it was surrounded by a number of mostly decent games (sans sports titles). Still, no one deserved this humble pie in the Christmas of ’85. Pass up this game at every opportunity. If some vengeful retro gamer throws it at you, just throw it right back