Abandonware DOS title

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong is an abandoned action game set in the Mario Bros universe developed by Nintendo and was released by Atari in 1983. Donkey Kong runs on DOS. Donkey Kong was converted from the original arcade version. Download the game here.

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Game modes:
single-player, hotseat
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Main executable file (run this to play the game): donkeyk/DK.EXE

DOS Games can't run on Windows. You need an emulator such as DOSbox and/or a front-end like D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to run DOS games on Windows systems.


Additional info about Donkey Kong

The original game Donkey Kong was one of the most iconic arcade games ever made. It's a single-screen platform arcade where you, as a plumber, have to save your lover avoiding barrels thrown at you by a giant ape.
Title: Donkey Kong
First released in: 1981
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Designer: Shigeru Miyamoto
Originally developed for: arcades
Also released for: every platform you can think of

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Input: keyboard, joystick

Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk

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  • LoftBits - 17/11/2022 18:47
    I tried to run it on my original IBM 5150 - it won't work.
    This is clearly some later remake, as it requires min 386 (runs in DOS protected mode, using dos4gw.EXE (which first came to life in 1986). When the original CGA Donkey Kong was released in 1983 PCs had 256k RAM and nobody dreamed about using Protected Mode / accessing RAM above 640kb...
  • Sam - 22/09/2022 09:05
    Maybe because DOSbox was emulating something like a 486 and that was too much for a game that wanted an 8088 processor, emulators like 86box and PCem have nearly flawless emulation of the 8088 so maybe try it on those
  • Borys - 08/09/2021 17:43
    when i tried it in dosbox it ran super fast
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