|Genre:||Unknown Genre Type|
|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K|
|Release:||Professionally released on Cassette|
|Available For:||Amstrad CPC464, Commodore 64/128 & Spectrum 48K|
|Compatible Emulators:||ZXSpin (PC (Windows))|
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))
|Original Release Date:||1st February 1987|
|Original Release Price:||£7.95|
|Market Valuation:||£2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Clear|
|Author(s):||Clive Paul, Sheik. & John Mullins|
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If you're one of the dedicated followers (there must be one of you, somewhere!) then this is about as close as you're going to get to the original on the Spectrum. Read Review
It's too little, too late. Here we have Kong, three years on and it's much the same. Progress? Who cares? Read Review
It's still fairly addictive if you're looking for some mindless, nostalgic fun. But full price?! Perhaps Ocean is into time travel but this is too much for a ticket to 1983. Read Review
Mighty Donkey Kong has captured the beautiful girl - watch him make off with her to the top of the half constructed building.
Now play the role of the brave carpenter, Mario, as he fearlessly pursues the frightening beast and attempts to rescue the damsel.
"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 in 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. Donkey 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 girls' constant please for help, your challenge is to manoeuvre little Mario up the steel structure, while helping him to avoid the rapid-fire succession of hazards that come his way.
As little Mario gallantly battles his way up the barriers, he is taunted and teased by Donkey Kong, who brazenly struts back and forth, beating his chest in joyful exuberance at the prospect of having the beautiful girl all to himself. It is your job to get little Mario to the top. For it is there, and only there, that he can send the mighty Donkey Kong to his mortal doom. Leaving little Mario and the beautiful girl to live happily ever after. "Sigh. Sigh".
I - Left, P - Right, Q - Up, Z - Down, SPACE - Jump
The game is controlled by either joystick or keyboard which is fully redefinable.
If using a Sinclair joystick, select this option from the selection menu. If using joystick use Port One. If using a Sinclair Plus 2 computer, select Sinclair when using an Amstrad or Cheetah+ joystick.
A menu is presented once the game is loaded. Select the options you require and then 0 to start.
Two-player mode is turn-based.
On-screen scoring shows current score (top left), bonus points (top right) which are collected upon completion of each screen and the number of lives remaining. Also displayed are the level indicator and the number of players.
|Each Barrel Jumped||...||100 points|
|Two Barrels Jumped At Once||...||300 points|
|Pick up Hammer (to crush barrels)||...||300/500/800 points|
|Each Pie Jumped||...||200 points|
|Each Object Collected||...||300 points|
Points are also collected for crushing pies with the hammer. On screen 3 extra points are awarded for collecting the objects and finishing the level and on screen 4 for knocking out the rivets. As the level increases the bonuses and scores for collecting objects also increase.
An extra man is awarded at 10,000 points (up to a maximum of 4).
Coding, graphics and music by Arcana Software Design.
Produced by Jon Woods.
(C) 1981 Nintendo. TM indicates Trademark of Nintendo, licensed to Ocean Software Limited, authorised user.
(C) 1986 Ocean Software Limited
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|Download||What It Contains|
|A digital version of Donkey Kong suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))|
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