Donkey Kong Jr.

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Donkey Kong Jr.
DeveloperShigeru Miyamoto
PublisherNintendo
SystemsAs noted below
Released1982-present
Television: 1983-1984
Added to
museum
As noted below

Donkey Kong Jr. is character by Nintendo. He is part of a multimedia franchise consisting of video games, television shows, and music.

Donkey Kong Jr. also appeared in some games in the Donkey Kong series, in some games in the Mario Kart series, and in some games in the Mario sports series.

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Donkey Kong Jr. character biography

Donkey Kong Jr. was Donkey Kong's son. After Donkey Kong captured Mario's girlfriend Pauline, Mario caught Donkey Kong and imprisoned him. Donkey Kong Jr. rescued him, and Donkey Kong remained free after that.

In the Donkey Kong Country series, it is revealed that the Donkey Kong in the original arcade game is now an old gorilla named Cranky Kong. His grandson, Donkey Kong Jr.'s son, is the current Donkey Kong.

Video games wherein Donkey Kong Jr. is a playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Donkey Kong Junior Nintendo R&D 1 Arcade 1982 GC (Animal Crossing): January 20, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
Famicom Mini: August 10, 2017
GBA (e-Reader): March 16, 2020
The NES version was included on GameCube in Animal Crossing, on the NES Classic Edition and Famicom Mini, and on the GBA e-Reader.
The arcade version was included on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo R&D 1 Game & Watch 1982 3DS: December 4, 2017
Wii U: February 18, 2018
Remade as part of Game & Watch Gallery 2 for Game Boy and 3DS.
Remade as part of Game & Watch Gallery 2 for GBA and Wii U.
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Nintendo R&D 2 NES 1983 GC (Animal Crossing): January 20, 2003 The NES version was included on GameCube in Animal Crossing.
Donkey Kong II Nintendo R&D 1 Game & Watch 1983 3DS: December 4, 2017 Remade as part of Game & Watch Gallery 3 for GBC and 3DS
Super Mario Kart Nintendo EAD NES 1992 Not yet Donkey Kong Jr. was one of the racers.
Mario's Tennis Nintendo Virtual Boy 1995 Not yet Donkey Kong Jr. was one of the tennis players.
Mario Tennis Camelot Nintendo 64 2000 Not yet Donkey Kong Jr. was one of the tennis players.
Mario Kart Tour Nintendo EPD
DeNA
Android
iOS
2020 Not yet Donkey Kong Jr. was one of the racers.

Video games wherein Donkey Kong Jr. is a non-playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Donkey Kong Nintendo EAD Game Boy 1994 Not yet Donkey Kong Jr. helps his father by deploying obstacles in Mario's path.