Donkey Kong (1981)


Nearly everyone who had a home computer in the early 80s will have played Donkey Kong. You can have another go now with this free flash game! Use the arrow keys to move Mario over girders and up ladders. Press the space bar to leap over tumbling barrels, dodge lethal fireballs and jump onto fast-moving elevators, trying to rescue Mario's girlfriend from Donkey Kong.

Apparently, the name Donkey was chosen instead of King for copyright reasons, and because game designer Miyamoto intended it "to convey a sense of stubbornness".

 

  
Nintendo Donkey Kong Game & Watch hand-held console (1982)
Nintendo Donkey Kong Game & Watch hand-held console from 1982