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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.6
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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JoyStik (Dec, 1982)
The ColecoVision Donkey Kong is simply the best home/arcade game available today. The high-resolution graphics are terrific, the game plays like the original, and the sound effects even include the happy tune that greets you with each turn. What's more, you get to be the hero and save the Girl. Ah, chivalry...
TeleMatch (Jul, 1983)
Man muß Donkey Kong nicht begeistert aufnehmen, da man es zwangsläufig mit erwirbt, aber an der Begeisterung kann kaum gezweifelt werden, da diese Kassette sicher in vielen Fällen ein wichtiger Grund für die Anschaffung des Systems sein wird. Bestechende Grafik, ein vielgestaltiges Spielgeschehen und die bekannte Original-Arcade-“Musik“ zeichnen dieses Geschicklichkeitsspiel aus.
Tilt (Jul, 1983)
Aussi difficile que le jeu d'arcades, aussi beau graphiquement (ou presque) avec des effets sonores remarquables, cette version pour Coleco fera date. Un must !
The Video Game Critic (Mar 12, 2000)
This legendary game (the Colecovision pack-in cart) really got the system off to a running start. In 1982, people were very hungry for the "arcade quality" graphics that this version of Donkey Kong delivered. It's a terrific adaptation, although it does have a few quirks. The first screen has a slightly different girder layout, and making it up last ladder is very difficult. Holding a hammer makes you invincible, unlike the Atari 2600 version. The second screen (the rivets) plays well but there's no ending animation of DK falling down, which some people were probably hoping for. The third screen is the impressive elevator stage, which looks virtually the same as the arcade. The conveyer belt screen is missing, as it is in other home versions of the game. Overall the graphics here are terrific, but the control is somewhat stiff.
Some people find Donkey Kong, whether the Arcade or Coleco version, a bore. I'm not one of these people, but the action can get tired after extended play. The stages don't take very long to complete, and the intensity level is not on par with a game like Defender or even Ms. Pac-Man. All in all, though, Donkey Kong is a good-looking, whimsical game that will be remembered for a long time.
neXGam (Oct 15, 2013)
Mit Donkey Kong hatte Coleco definitiv den perfekten Launchtitel für die Konsole an der Hand. Technisch eine nahezu optimale Umsetzung, wird dem Spieler allerdings eine präzise Steuerung abverlangt. Dadurch, das Donkey Kong im Bundle erhältlich war, gibt es das Modul heute fast geschenkt. Wer den Titel noch nicht hat, sollte ihn unbedingt seiner Colecovision Sammlung hinzufügen.
Retro Game Reviews (May 24, 2015)
Donkey Kong for the Colecovision isn't the best port but it would be unfair to be too harsh when you consider the timeframe it was released. It plays decently and although it was surpassed by future ports (namely on the NES and Amstrad CPC) it's still head and shoulders above other home versions of the early 1980s.

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