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Monkey Donkey Monkey Donkey - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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That crazy monkey has carried off your girlfriend. You must rescue her at the top of the screen by traversing beams, climbing ladders and riding elevators while avoiding barrels, fireballs and mudpans.

Monkey Donkey was produced by Unknown in 1981.

Unknown released 775 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1700. Unknown was based in United States.

Other machines made by Unknown during the time period Monkey Donkey was produced include: Galaxy, Kick'N Catch Football, Galaxy Games Multi Game Video System, Lil Razzle Dazzle, Hoop Shot!, Big Kong, Billiards The, Car Race, Donkey King, and Frog


Name Monkey Donkey
Developer Unknown (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8737
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Falcon
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Monkey Donkey PCB Image

Game Play

This is a Donkey Kong clone with a few extras thrown in. If something moves, don't touch it. If it does not move, it is either a hammer (used for bashing barrels or enemies) or a bonus item (umbrella, purse, etc.).

Monkey Donkey KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

On the barrel level, climb up the ladder on the right at the bottom. Take a step to the right and leap off the edge. Do it right, and you will bounce off the edge and fall through the floor and off the screen. Monkey Kong will then grab the girl and go on to the next screen. This awards mucho bonus points and you will not have to worry about dodging the barrels that Kong keeps throwing.



BOOTLEG OF: Crazy Kong

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Monkey Donkey Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Monkey Donkey collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


The game's hardware is similar to that of Nichibutsu's Crazy Climber.

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