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Written by  :  Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (113)
Written on  :  Mar 08, 2014
Platform  :  ColecoVision
Rating  :  4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
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A good game, but could be better...

The Good

ColecoVision's Donkey Kong had good graphics, nice gameplay and good sound effects. It was the first Donkey Kong coin-op conversion in the world. Because Coleco acquired DK rights from Nintendo, it released several versions of the game in Western hemisphere, like Intellivision and Atari 2600. ColecoVision's version had sound effects more realistic and similar to arcade than the japanese Famicom (NES) one.

The Bad

Unfortunately, like NES' version, the ColecoVision one had only three levels, lacking the Pie Factory. Did Nintendo make this on purpose?

The Bottom Line

ColecoVision Donkey Kong is a good game, but would be better if it included the Pie Factory, as Arcade and GB versions did. However, it's worth to play it on ColecoVision!