Donkey Kong

Everyone knows about Donkey Kong, take Mario to the top of a construction site and rescue the kidnapped damsel in distress from the giant monkey. It’s ubiquity is pretty impressive.

Its ubiquity also means that it was crammed into any system in homes, with as many concessions taken as needed to ensure that every man, woman, and child on the Earth could play this thing whenever they wanted to.

The Atari 2600 was barely capable of displaying anything that resembled… well anything. Imagine what it would look like if you tried to sculpt a monkey out of Play-Doh, though you’d never seen a monkey before and you were actually deathly allergic to said putty.

Levels? Sure, some of them are here. You get the iconic ’tilted girders’ level, you get the ‘kill the monkey by destroying the building’ level (though no actual monkey death takes place). And that’s about it. No pie factory here, folks.

This is just about the shoddiest home version of Donkey Kong that you’re going to be able to find, it’s also going to be one of the easiest. Pass it by and look for something better.

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