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Donkey Kong (Original) Full Playthrough (JP Arcade Version)

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This is emulated with MAME 0.119+. The American version only has the 1st and last levels, but the Japanese version also has the 2nd and 3rd. The name of this ROM is “Japan set 1”.

There were a couple mistakes, but this was quick to complete compared to my many other videos. I’m sorry if my lack of skill in this game doesn’t please you enough.

HOW HIGH CAN YOU GET?

LEVEL 1: 25m: Jump over barrels, or smash them with hammers, and climb ladders to reach Pauline.

LEVEL 2: 50m: Reach Donkey Kong’s floor by climbing moving ladders and passing conveyer belts while avoiding fires, pies, and Donkey Kong, himself.

LEVEL 3: 75m: Use elevators and ladders while avoiding fires and springboards to reach Pauline’s floor.

LEVEL 4: 100m: Use ladders to climb and break all of the pegs, while avoiding or destroying puffy flames with hammers.. Once you break all of the pegs, Donkey Kong will fall, and Jumpman, a.k.a. Mario, will be reunited for good.

And then the game starts RIGHT over again… *sigh*
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In Levels 2 – 4, you can collect items for extra points. These are Pauline’s sunhat, umbrella, and purse. The Bonus at the top-right corner of the screen is also a time limit. 1 second of time multiplied by 100 represents the Bonus points you get after beating the level. If the Bonus hits 000, you die!

In Levels 1 & 4, hammers will let you break barrels in Level 1, and flames in Level 4 for a few seconds. However, you can’t jump with them, and you can’t climb ladders with them. Because of how they’re set up in those levels, you can’t even use them to hit Donkey Kong if you tried. Notice how the flames in Level 4 turn blue when you grab a hammer. It’s as if you were Pac-Man and they were Ghosts.

American NES Version: …

American Arcade (US set 1) Version: -…
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WOW! Over 39,000 views! I wasn’t expecting this to do so well. Thanks, everyone!
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HOLY CRAP! Over 132,000 views! I wonder if it has to do with that… particularly infamous movie known as Pixels, hmmmm…?

Oh well. Love it or hate it, if you’re trying to figure out where Donkey Kong came from in that movie, look no further. The things you see the characters do to get through this game in that movie may end up being different from what you see out of the game itself, here.
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OVER 424,000 VIEWS?! Wow… Thanks, Pixels.
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755,000+ VIEWS!
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834,000+ VIEWS!!
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943,000+ VIEWS!!!
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OVER 1 MILLION VIEWS!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS! THIS IS NO DOUBT MY HIGHEST-VIEWED VIDEO EVER!
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OVER 1.5 MILLION VIEWS!!!!!

4/3/16 UPDATE: Since this video’s proven to be an extremely popular video thanks to the game’s appearance in Pixels, I may consider making quick playthroughs of some of the other arcade games that also showed up in that movie. I’m not really interested in seeing the movie, itself, though, but I might change my mind later.
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OVER 2 MILLION VIEWS!!!!!!

And not only that, as of this post of 7/9/16, this, the original Donkey Kong arcade game, is now officially over 35 years old! CONGRATULATIONS!
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OVER 3.1 MILLION VIEWS?! How is this still going so well?!
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OH MY GOD, OVER 4.2 MILLION VIEWS?!
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7.3 MILLION VIEWS! THIS IS STILL GOING?!
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AHHHH! 8.7 MILLION VIEWS!!!

That’s it! I’m planning a new playthrough of this game. And it will show off ALL of the levels with NO DEATHS!

7/7/18 UPDATE: Check out my newest run of the American version, here!:

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OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS?! HOW IS IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE FOR ME?!
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7/9/21 UPDATE: OVER 13 MILLIONS VIEWS! This date marks the 40th Anniversary of Donkey Kong! (And by extension, Mario the Jumpman!)

Thanks for watching, everyone!

440 Comments

  1. Based on king kong from the 30's, right?

  2. Donkey Kong when Mario finds her: im fast as *** boi

  3. I miss those good old days 😭❤️ nostalgic

  4. The sound background is " poka poka meme "

  5. 20th Century Fox presents a Blue Sky Studios film…
    Donkey Kong yells, "I'M GONNA WRECK-IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    No that's not it.
    Walt Disney pictures presents…
    WRECK IT RALPH!!!!!!!!

  6. เกรียงศักดิ์ บรรดาศักดิ์ says:

    Fun Fact: This is the first ever version of mario games

  7. Sad fact: According to the Donkey Kong manual, Donkey Kong is actually Mario's pet gorilla who was abused, (check drawings and Donkey Kong Junior) so he kidnapped Mario's girlfriend for revenge.

  8. donkey Kong has been out for 40 years This is where Mario makes his first appearance After many years passing Mario Has been getting better and better You take place on some red platforms trying to save Pauline from donkey Kong but this is not the donkey Kong we see in donkey Kong country no this donkey Kong none other than cranky so donkey Kong country starts out with cranky Kong winding up a record player That seems to be playing the original donkey Kong Trying to remember his past

  9. I’m proud to say that I actually beat this game when they included it on Donkey Kong 64. 🙏

    This game was insanely hard with the last two levels. First two were average somewhat hard.

  10. Not only was Mario born at first sight of him at 0:21 but so was Donkey Kong at 0:06.

    I was more into Donkey Kong then into Mario. But do like some of the games from that series as well.

  11. After 40 Years. 40. Long. Years.
    Pauline finally becomes a playable character….. in Mario Golf Super Rush.

  12. this game in pixels(movie) made me think that adam sandler could make a super mario movie kkkkkkkkkkkk

    I'm kidding, mario movie (1993) is already a comedy kkk

  13. The release date of this game is closer to the end of WW2 than today.

  14. Shane Degnan
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  15. I think this is the first time I've actually seen past the first level

  16. 0:43
    Mario: *dies*
    Also Mario: Time to make the side taunt

  17. Just a WORTHLESS APE alone on a pile of bananas

  18. It's been 40 years since this classic arcade of Donkey Kong was released in Japan, US and many countries and what's your tribute to it's anniversary?
    "This game is one of the greatest classic arcade games in history and leads to joy and skill. Let's celebrate Donkey Kong Happy 40th Birthday or Anniversary for this day on!!!"

  19. Happy 40th anniversary to Donkey Kong, the game that started it all! 🎂

  20. 4.5k people weren't able to get past the first level

  21. HAPPY 40 ANIVERSARY DONKEY KONG AND CHARACTER MARIO

  22. I've never seen the pie factory (only one fireball) and the spring level (slower elevator and springs) at level 1. I then realized it's probably because it's the Japanese settings.

  23. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

    Mario: Moves from New Donk City to the Mushroom Kingdom, and protects it from Bowser. However, he will gladly invite Bowser (as well as the current Donkey Kong) to go racing or play sports with him after defeating him.
    Donkey Kong, Sr.: Moves from New Donk City to a jungle where he fought in the Great Ape War against King K. Rool and the Kremlings, and marries Wrinkly Kong (sadly, she later passed away, but returns as a friendly ghost). Now mentors the current Donkey Kong and his sidekick Diddy Kong while reminiscing about the good old days, but will take part in combat if needed (especially when facing off against the Snowmads).
    Pauline: After breaking up with Mario, she becomes the mayor of New Donk City.

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