Top 3 Games Featuring Donkey Kong

Top 3 Games Featuring Donkey Kong

For most people, Mario is their oldest gaming mascot. Well, these people are not aware of the mascot that was there before Mario called Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong is a gorilla from the famous King Kong character known for wreaking havoc and kidnapping women. If you do not know how Donkey Kong is a great character in the games, check out the following three games with the mighty gorilla.

  • Donkey Konga


Donkey Konga was an iteration of Donkey Kong that focused on music rather than the normal war play or other themes. For the most part, the game revolved around a rhythm created by a conga drum and/or bongo peripheral to clap along to tunes on the game. You will be notified if your clapping was in tune with the rest of the game or it was on its own. You could have Donkey Kong clap along to famous tunes such as DK Rap, Whip It, and Rock Lobster. If you were out of tune, you would be notified by the game’s tunes and other mechanics to allow you either hasten the pace of drumming or scale it back. Donkey Konga was a favorite game for those who loved music. If you do not love music, you will still enjoy seeing the giant know for havoc dancing.

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns


Fans of Donkey Kong were sad that the Wii did not have any Donkey Kong games when it came out. However, Nintendo listened to the cries and brought back Donkey Kong Country. Only this time, it was dubbed Donkey Kong Country Returns and was a great improvement over the previous game. It featured Donkey Kong and Diddy doing what they did best in Donkey Kong Country. They would ride mine carts, shoot with barrel cannons and jump on the heads of the enemies to go through the main stages. We all know what King Kong can do. But his mascot version can do way more. While King Kong fights other giants and is too big to jump over obstacles (he prefers going through them), Donkey Kong is way better with his antics and can perform some incredible stunts in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

  • Donkey Kong


It would be such an injustice if we went through the list of the best Donkey Kong games without mentioning the original game. If you need fun and lots of it for endless hours, this is the game to look for. It was not just fun and interesting to play, but it also marked the start of Nintendo as a big name in the gaming industry. The game brought to us both Donkey Kong and Mario as we know them today. The idea was also very simple, and it focused on having a carpenter (Mario) trying to save his girlfriend from an angry monkey wreaking havoc and hurling drums at Mario. To many people, it was the birth of Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto as names to reckon with in the world of gaming. Keep in mind that this game has been featured in films and other popular media items. The Mario we know today it started with this simple game and has always been our favorite mascot ever since.

There are many other games featuring Donkey Kong such as Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Jr., Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Gameboy, Donkey Kong 64, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Donkey Kong 3 and others. While they all focus on different parts of Donkey Kong’s character, they all bring out our favorite giant mascot in gaming the way we like it.


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  1. Donkey Kong Country for me… game still impresses me visually. Apart from it looking good, it had solid game-play mechanics as well.

  2. Shout out to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. I felt like it was just as good, if not better than the original DKC. I’m currently in the middle of DKC3.

  3. As much as we need a “break” from Donkey Kong.. I do hope we get more of him on the Switch.. maybe a 3D game.

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