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Donkey Kong is our favourite game – an all time classic – so get get your barrel dodging shoes on and get playing here at Online Pokies 4U!

The game can be played in full screen mode here

At Online Pokies 4 U, we don’t just offer up poker machines for you to play; you can also find great classic video games! Donkey Kong is one of our favourite titles, and we’re pleased to offer this ground-breaking game on our site.

As one of the first-ever Nintendo games, Donkey Kong is features a very simple concept. A giant monkey has kidnapped the princess and it is your job to rescue her. You must climb a series of ladders to reach her, while the monkey hurls barrels down at you. If you get hit by a barrel, then you lose a life and have to start over from the bottom.

The controls are as follows:

[space] – jump
? – move right
? – move left

If this is not the version of Donkey Kong that you’re accustomed to seeing, that’s because this is the original title. The game was released in 1981 as an arcade game, and it has spawned over a dozen sequels – including Donkey Kong Country and Diddy Kong Racing. It is also the first appearance of the now hugely popular characters Donkey Kong and Super Mario.

While Donkey Kong may not look like the most complex or sophisticated video game, it was very advanced for its time. When it was introduced, Donkey Kong was a huge improvement on previous games of the same nature, making it a milestone in video game development. It was available on a wide range of consoles, including Atari, Colecovision, Amiga 500, Intellivision, Commodore 64 and Famicom Disk System.

To this day, Donkey Kong remains a very popular Nintendo character. This is largely due to the Donkey Kong Country series, which first launched in 1994. The character of Donkey Kong was officially made into a protagonist, who must save his land from the evil King K. Rool. With CGI graphics, Donkey Kong Country was yet another ground-breaking title which spawned its own sequels: Donkey Kong Country 2, Donkey Kong Country 3, Donkey Kong 64, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

You will also find Donkey Kong in various other Nintendo titles. He is a popular character in spin-off games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros.

So, enjoy a bit of video game history by embarking on a quest to save the princess in Donkey Kong!

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