What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

Donkey Kong – 1980s Classic Arcade Game

Free Web Browser Online Play of 1981’s Classic Video Game Donkey Kong

Game History:
Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. Donkey Kong is considered to be the earliest video game with a storyline that visually unfolds on screen. The game is divided into four different single-screen stages. Donkey Kong employs cutscenes to advance its plot. The game opens with the gorilla climbing a pair of ladders to the top of a construction site. The Donkey Kong series of games have been listed by numerous publications among the greatest video games of all time.

Emulator instructions and keyboard controls towards bottom of page.
Click the Zoom buttons to make the gameplay larger.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

Online Game Controls
Gamepad Button Keyboard Button
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start Enter
Select Ctrl

Video game will automatically load in your browser. Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game. You can click on Zoom to expand the game to a larger size. You can click on Enable Sound to turn on the game's sound. Arcade game's keyboard controls are listed in above table. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. Enjoy! No tokens required to play this free online video game.

Donkey Kong Platform(s) and Game Systems:
Nintendo Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, ColecoVision, Game Boy
Single-player, multiplayer (alternating)