Abandonware DOS title

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong is an abandoned action game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, developed by Nintendo and released by Atari in 1983. Donkey Kong runs on DOS. Donkey Kong was converted from the original arcade version.
arcade classic
Donkey Kong screenshot
donkey-4.jpg - DOS
donkey-1.jpg - DOS
donkey-2.jpg - DOS
donkey-3.jpg - DOS
donkey-splashb.jpg - DOS
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Game modes:
single-player, hotseat
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Donkey Kong downloads

Do you have trouble running this game on Windows? Read this guide.

Main executable game file: donkeyk/DK.EXE.

DOS games can't run on Windows. You need a DOS emulator like DOSbox or D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to play DOS games on Windows 10 or later systems.


Additional info about Donkey Kong

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard, joystick
Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk
Abandonware DOS views: 26264
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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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