|Donkey Kong Jr.
|| Nintendo Research & Development 1|
| Release date
July 15, 1983
June 15, 1987 
Famicom Disk System:
July 19, 1988 
September 16, 2002 
Virtual Console (Wii):
December 2, 2006
December 4, 2006
December 22, 2006
Virtual Console (3DS) (Ambassador Program Release):
August 31, 2011
September 1, 2011
September 1, 2011
September 1, 2011
Virtual Console (3DS) (Full Release):
April 18, 2012
June 14, 2012
August 23, 2012
August 23, 2012
Virtual Console (Wii U):
July 15, 2013
April 26, 2013
April 27, 2013
April 28, 2013
|| Up to 2 players, alternating turns
|| Raster, standard resolution
Donkey Kong Jr., also spelled Donkey Kong Junior in early arcade releases and home ports, is an arcade game starring Donkey Kong Jr. that was later re-released along with other early games in Donkey Kong Classics, Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Math Lesson and Donkey Kong/Donkey Kong Jr./Mario Bros., remade into a Game & Watch game, which received a remake on the Nintendo DSi and a Mini Classic game and was also later released on the Virtual Console for the Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It was also available as a free download via the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program. Donkey Kong Jr. is also a minigame in Game & Watch Galleries 3 and 4. The game was also released on the e-Reader with the only difference being a player had to scan in 5 cards to play it, afterward the player didn't have to scan the cards again unless they scanned in a different game requiring 5 cards. It was the direct sequel to Donkey Kong and it and the similar Donkey Kong II are the only games in the Mario series where Mario (previously known as Jumpman) is the antagonist.
Donkey Kong Jr. never enjoyed the sales or the following that the original Donkey Kong did, but it did well enough to warrant a second sequel, Donkey Kong 3.
After the events of Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong has been captured by Mario as revenge for kidnapping his lady friend and Donkey Kong Jr. has to save him. Donkey Kong Jr. will travel through four stages from the jungle to the big city to get his father back, climbing vines, avoiding enemies and jumping on platforms along the way. However, every time Donkey Kong Jr. gets close to freeing his father, Mario just pushes him further away.
Finally in his hideout, Mario appears to be atop a skyscraper similar to 100m from the last game. Donkey Kong Jr. has to put six keys into their keyholes to free his dad and make the platform they're standing on disappear. Donkey Kong and Mario both fall down and Donkey Kong Jr. catches Donkey Kong but Mario just hits the ground. Donkey Kong Jr. carries his dad off-screen as Mario gets up and runs after them, only to be kicked right back out by Donkey Kong, forcing him to flee. In the NES port, this is altered (due to memory limitations at the time) to Mario falling to his death.
References in later games
- Main article: List of Donkey Kong Jr. staff
Original Music by
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Donkey Kong Jr. (game).
A screenshot of what appears to be two Marios in the intro.
- During the intro of the arcade version of Donkey Kong Jr., there were actually two Marios seen carrying Donkey Kong's cage away.
- This is one of two games where Mario is portrayed as a villain, the other being Donkey Kong Circus, and it earned him the number 100 spot in IGN's Top 100 Videogame Villains.
- This game was the grand prize on a 1984 episode of Starcade.
- ^ Gamasutra: The Secret History of Donkey Kong
- ^ Date info of Donkey Kong Jr. (NES) from TMK, retrieved 4/1/2008
- ^ Date info of Donkey Kong Jr. (FDS) from TMK, retrieved 4/1/2008
- ^ Date info of Donkey Kong Jr. (e-Reader) from TMK, retrieved 11/25/2012
- ^ http://uk.ign.com/videogame-villains/100.html
- ^ http://archive.org/details/Starcade-215-Donkey_Kong_Junior
|Donkey Kong series
||Donkey Kong (1981, Arcade) • Donkey Kong Jr. (1982, Arcade) • Donkey Kong 3 (1983, Arcade)
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong
||Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004, GBA) • March of the Minis (2006, DS) • Minis March Again! (2009, DSiWare) • Mini-Land Mayhem! (2010, DS) • Minis on the Move (2013, 3DS)
|Donkey Kong Country
||Donkey Kong Country (1994, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country 2 (1995, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country 3 (1996, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010, Wii) • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2014, Wii U)
|Donkey Kong Land
||Donkey Kong Land (1995, GB) • Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996, GB) • Donkey Kong Land III (1997, GB)
||Donkey Konga (2003, GC) • Donkey Konga 2 (2004, GC) • Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku (2005, GC)
||Diddy Kong Racing (1997, N64) • Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007, NDS) • Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007, Wii)
||Donkey Kong Jr. Math (1983, NES) • Donkey Kong Hockey (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong Circus (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong 64 (1999, N64) • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004, GCN) • Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever (2005, Arcade) • DK: King of Swing (2005, GBA) • Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom (2006, Arcade) • DK: Jungle Climber (2007, NDS)
||Donkey Kong (1982, G&W) • Donkey Kong Jr. (1982, G&W) • Donkey Kong II (1983, G&W) • Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Math Lesson (1983, NES) • Donkey Kong 3 (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong Classics (1988, NES) • Donkey Kong (1994, GB) • Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong (2004, GBA) • Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007, DS) • New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii, 2008) • Donkey Kong Original Edition (2010, VC) • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013, 3DS)