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Play Donkey Kong Video Game Online - Free Classic Web Games

You are Mario, and your task in this classic video game is to save the damsel in distress from a huge gorilla named Donkey King. Donkey Kong will do whatever he can to stop you, i.e. he will throw coconuts at you. In this game you will have to move your caracter around various platforms while avoiding all obstacles in your way, either by jumping over them or go a different way to avoid them. If you are in the same mood as us today, then you probably would like to play the classic Donkey Kong video game for free online right now. Am I right? ;) Have Fun!

How to play the classic Donkey Kong game online for free

Use the Arrow keys to move your Mario character and spacebar to jump.

Donkey Kong - The History of this Free Online Classic Web Game

In the early 80s Nintendo video game company first tried to break into the American gaming market with various offerings, but their efforts were in vain. The final straw seem to come with the disaster that was Radar Scope. In order to save face, the president of the video game company Mr Yamauchi decided he wanted to convert Radar Scope into something completely different. He searched for a game developer who could turn around the companies fortunes, and design a video game that would break into the American market. His search ended when he came across Shigeru Miyamoto, and the video game he would come to design would become a legend. The Donkey Kong game would involve moving the main character, then called Jumpman around various platforms while avoiding all obstacles in his way. His task being to save the damsel in distress from a huge gorilla. The character Jumpman changed his name to Mario, and the gorilla? Well, he was to become known as...Donkey Kong!

Donkey Kong - A Free Online Classic

The arcade version of Donkey Kong was first released by Nintendo in 1981, and this classic video game became an instant success selling over 65,000 units. All this despite the initial discontent of Nintendo staff in the United States. The video game introduced graphical techniques that were previously unseen, and broke new ground. Cut scenes were introduced to heighten the excitement of the game player and move the plot along, plus there were the multiple stages, each of progressing difficulty to contend with. These included; Ramps, Rivets, Elevators and The Pie Factory. In 1982 the Donkey Kong game was released on various other platforms such as, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and an MS Dos version. Since then Donkey Kong has also appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy and Game Boy Advance. The Donkey Kong game has spawned many clones such as Crazy Kong, Monkey Kong and Donkey King to name but a few. But none of them reaching the status of the original game, and rightly so. Donkey Kong was developed during the golden age of video gaming, and the programming behind it has to be admired. The Donkey Kong game play still holds up even today for many an avid gamer seeking classic gaming action. So, why don't you play Donkey Kong online for free right now.

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