Construction Site

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Not to be confused with Construction Zone.
The first level of the construction site.

The Construction Site[1], also known as the Start[2], is a location from Donkey Kong for the Arcade and Donkey Kong for Game Boy. It is a building that is being constructed. When Donkey Kong kidnapped Pauline, he climbed up the construction site with her. When Mario attempted to pursue him, Donkey Kong began throwing barrels down at him.

The construction site is located in or near Big-City, as shown in Donkey Kong for Game Boy.


Donkey Kong[edit]

In Donkey Kong, the entire game takes place in the construction site. Mario must reach the top to catch Donkey Kong.

Donkey Kong (Game Boy)[edit]

In the Game Boy game Donkey Kong, the game begins at a recreation of the original construction site. However, after Mario pursues Donkey Kong to the top, Donkey Kong grabs Pauline and flees to Big-City.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スタート[3]
French Chantier[4] Construction site


  1. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Nintendo 3DS English instruction manual, page 14.
  2. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong English instruction booklet, page 14.
  3. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Japanese instruction booklet, page 15.
  4. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Nintendo 3DS French instruction booklet, page 14.