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|Developer(s)||Nintendo Research & Development 1|
Nintendo Research & Development 2
|Release date|| 9 July 1981|
31 July 1981
|Mode(s)||2 players (alternative)|
|Next game||Mario Bros. (1983)|
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Donkey Kong (ドンキーコング) is the first game to feature Mario in the game since 1981. It features Mario as the protagonist and Donkey Kong as the antagonist. Mario has to avoid the barrels to save the lady.
|""HELP! HELP!" cries the beautiful maiden as she is dragged up a labyrinth of structural beams by the ominous Donkey Kong. "SNORT. SNORT." Foreboding music warns of the eventual doom that awaits the poor girl, lest she somehow be miraculously rescued. "But wait! Fear not, fair maiden. Little Mario, the carpenter, is in hot pursuit of you this very moment."
Throwing fate to the wind, risking life and limb, or worse, little Mario tries desperately to climb the mighty fortress of steel, to save the lovely lady from the evil Mr. Kong. Little Mario must dodge all manner of obstacles- fireballs, plummeting beams and a barrage of exploding barrels fired at him by Donkey Kong. Amidst the beautiful girl's constant pleas for help, your challenge is to maneuver little Mario up the steel structure, while helping him to avoid the rapid-fire succession of hazards that come his way.
So, if you want the most exciting, most fun-filled, most talked about family video game on the market, don't monkey around with anything but the original Donkey Kong. "