The King

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The King
Donkey King Cassette Cover.jpgThe King Cassette Cover.jpg
Developer Tom Mix
Publisher Microdeal
Release 1983
Platform Dragon 32 or Dragon 64
Genre Platform
Gamemode 1P 2P
Operation Icon joystick 1.png
Media Icon Cassette.png
Language Language:english

This is a remake of the coin-op classic Donkey Kong for the Dragon. This is a classic platforms game played over four main levels.

The barrels: This is the first level. Our hero must climb a number of platforms and ladders to rescue his girlfriend abducted by The King, a giant gorilla. The gorilla throws barrels down the platforms, which you have to evade in various ways, usually by jumping over them or smashing them with the hammer.

The Pins: Climb the platforms and remove the eight pins supporting the structure. Once all pins are removed, The King will fall down. Collect bonus items for extra points, but avoid the fireballs roaming the structure. Once again, use the hammer to smash the fireballs if they get too much in the way.

Elevators: Climb even more platforms and ladders while avoiding fireballs and jumping springs. This level introduces a number of constantly moving elevators.

Conveyors: The final level introduces moving conveyor belts carrying deadly cement pans and more fireballs.

When one level has been mastered, more difficult versions of previous levels must be replayed before you are admitted to the next level.

The game can be played at normal or slow speed. It is also possible to play in practice mode. In this mode you will start the game with 12 lives, but you will not be able to enter your name in the high score table. Useful when practicing the high levels.

The game was first released with the name Donkey King. The name was changed to The King when Microdeal faced accusations of infringing on the original Donkey Kong series. (See Dragon User June 1983 for more details.)


Title screen from the original release named "Donkey King" Level 1: The Barrels Level 2: The Pins Level 3: Elevators Level 4: Conveyors


  • Donkey King

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  • The King

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