Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr. (NES)
System NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Platformer
Series Donkey Kong Series

A port of the classic arcade game Donkey Kong Jr., and a launch title for the Famicom in Japan. Mario has captured Donkey Kong, and it's up to Donkey Kong Junior to follow them to Mario's hideout. Steal Mario's keys to unlock Donkey Kong's cage in the final stage.

This version is largely faithful to the arcade release, with all four stages available, although many of the between-stage animations have been removed.

Release Information


Region Name Release
Japan ドンキーコングJr. Donkey Kong Jr. 15 Jul 1983
US Donkey Kong Jr. Jun 1986
Europe Donkey Kong Jr. 1987


System Japan U.S. Europe
Famicom Disk System 19 Jul 1988 - -
Card-e Reader (GBA) - 16 Sep 2002 -
Wii Virtual Console 02 Dec 2006 04 Dec 2006 22 Dec 2006
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 18 Apr 2012 14 Jun 2012 23 Aug 2012
Wii U Virtual Console 15 Jul 2013 26 Apr 2013 27 Apr 2013

Also available to play in:

NES Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Sansū Lesson
NES Donkey Kong Classics
GameCube Animal Crossing