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Well I have to admit Donkey Kong is not my favorite game (but that is because I stink at it.) But it is
a wonderful addition to any classic arcade collection
Donkey Kong, manufactured by Nintendo, holds a copyright of 1981 and was available in both upright and
cocktail table versions. It's game play was simple; Make it to the top of the building without getting hit be a
barrel, torched by a fireball or squashed by a mudpie.
The Donkey Kong Tribute Page
So whats your story?
Donkey Kong has escaped
from the zoo and kidnaped Mario's girlfriend, Pauline. Unfortunatly, It's still the 80's and Mario doesnt even
have a name yet so we just call him Jumpman. Jumpman must climb level after level of fallen i beams to reach his
love at the top. Mario's only defense is an occasional hammer and his ability to jump. Too bad for him that If/
when he does make it to the top, Donkey Kong just snaches up Pauline and heads for higher ground
The restoration wasnít
too bad. I bought my Donkey Kong at one of the US amusement auctions in working order. The control panel wasnít
too bad but it needed new buttons and a joystick. The cabinet had no side art and a few battle scars. A trip to
the paint store got me a color matched quart of paint to fill in the scratches, and help from the Arcade newsgroup
got some side art for the machine. Another deal on the newsgroup landed a nice front monitor glass as mine was
scratched. The original light behind the marquee was shot, so I got a new lamp fixture from the hardware store
as the Nintendo original uses a fixture with a weird starter that no one will ever find. The coin door came off
and was repainted and the aluminum coin area was cleaned and sandblasted. All in all itís a nice addition to the
Click on Virtual Donkey Kong
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The Game Archive has Donkey Kong flyers for you to view! Use the link provided to return here after
you check them out!
Do you have a Donkey Kong arcade game and need some of it's technical information? Click here
for all the switch setting.
Donkey Kong is also supported in the Manuals and Schematics pages of the Basement Arcade. See the manual page by
Want to play Donkey Kong on your PC? Visit the MAME page and run Donkey Kong on the Multi Arcade Machine Emulator
by clicking here