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Donkey Kong Jr. (game)

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Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. flyer.jpg
Developer(s): Nintendo Research & Development 1, Iwasaki Engineering
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System
Players: Single player, multiplayer
Predecessor: Donkey Kong
Successor: Donkey Kong 3
Release dates
N. America: 1982 (Arcade)
June 1986 (NES)
Japan: 1982 (Arcade)
July 15, 1983 (NES)
Europe: 1982 (Arcade)
June 15, 1987 (NES)
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This article is about the game, for the character see the Super Mario Wiki article about Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr. is a game in the Donkey Kong series, originally released in 1982 as an arcade cabinet and later released as a Nintendo Entertainment System title.


A game where the player as Donkey Kong Jr. must rescue Donkey Kong from inside of a cage, against Mario. This is a role reversal of the previous game (Donkey Kong) in which Mario was the hero and Donkey Kong was the villain. Action involves platforming elements such as climbing vines and avoiding enemies, falling into the ocean.


Box art for the Nintendo Entertainment System version

This game has been bundled up in Donkey Kong + Donkey Kong Jr. + Mario Bros. for arcades.


Donkey Kong series logo
Main series
Original series

Donkey Kong (G&W) • Donkey Kong Jr. (G&W) (II) • Donkey Kong 3 (G&W) Donkey Kong (Game Boy)

Donkey Kong Country series

Donkey Kong Country • Diddy's Kong Quest • Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! • Donkey Kong 64 • Donkey Kong Country Returns (3D) • Tropical Freeze Donkey Kong Land • Donkey Kong Land 2 • Donkey Kong Land III

DK series DK: King of Swing • DK: Jungle Climber
Mario vs. Donkey Kong series Mario vs. Donkey Kong (NSW) • March of the Minis • Minis March Again! • Mini-Land Mayhem! • Minis on the Move • Tipping Stars • amiibo Challenge
Other main games Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Other games
Donkey Konga series Donkey Konga • Donkey Konga 2 • Donkey Konga 3
Racing games Diddy Kong Racing (Pro-Am 64) • Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Other games

Donkey Kong Jr. Math  • Donkey Kong Circus  • Donkey Kong Hockey  • Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever  • Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom  • Picross NP Vol. 8

Main series
Original series

Donkey Kong Classics  • Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Math Lesson  • Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong  • e-Reader: Donkey Kong-e • Jr.-e • 3-e

Donkey Kong Country series Donkey Kong Country (GBC) • Donkey Kong Country (GBA) • 2 (GBA) • 3 (GBA)
Other games

Diddy Kong Racing DS  • New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

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