Atari 2600 port
Surprisingly, Donkey Kong Jr.
for the Atari 2600 was probably the poorest conversion in the history of the franchise. It was over-simplified in every aspect and almost unplayable. That must have been one of the main reasons Nintendo later enforced such strict standards on third party developers.
Donkey Kong Junior
had a breakfast cereal released in 1983 by Ralston-Purina. It had strawberry and banana shaped and flavored cereals.
Donkey Kong Jr.
was popular enough to have a Saturday morning TV cartoon based on it in the early 1980's. DK Jr. would often use "Monkey Muscles" as his catchphrase.
This is the only Nintendo game where Mario is portrayed as a villain.
Information also contributed by
- Issue 04/1984 – Hand-held/Minigames of the Year 1983 (Readers' Vote)