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Wend C
Australia
Kedron
Queensland
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10
Nov 2011
Love my retro DK boardgame! Play is rather basic, as expected.
2012-11-18
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Elliott Monroe
United States
Newark
Ohio
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8
Aug 2012
Fun game
2013-09-02
Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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7
Jul 2010
This is a nice game. Components are good looking and nicely functioning in this game. There are a lot of things moving in this game but an adult can take care of these and the kids can have a lot fun.
2010-07-18
Brian Zagst
United States
Cheektowaga
New York
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Jun 2014
One of the games that got me into this hobby. Found it at a flea market. A great adaptation of a video game, very clever.
2014-06-15
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Bill Paradise
United States
Glassboro
New Jersey
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6.75
Jul 2012
I'm glad to have picked this up at the thrift store. It's a fun little game, that brings back the memory of many a days in the arcade. Feeding quarter, after quarter into the machine.

Gameplay is pretty quick and a lot of fun for what it is. It also has a cool gorilla that you can load the barrels into and when you pull his arm he will drop a new barrel each time. This is a good game for kids and adults alike, to play on family night or just for a quick filler of something different and unique.
2012-07-20
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niels s
Netherlands
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Oct 2008*
Funny, but I like Pac Man better.
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2006-02-20*
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Lloyd
United Kingdom
Sidcup
Kent
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This game is bullshit.
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5.5
Jun 2013
Very light and almost just a game of learning counting and positioning, but the card draws (whilst random) allow a surprising amount of tactical manoeuvring - if I jump this barrel, it'll hit him and he'll be forced to destroy it, leaving him with no cards and the only way he can get one is by rolling a three...

Not particularly deep or memorable, but I'm surprised that there is any game in this at all considering that it's a licensed tie-in from the early '80s. In that regard, it's worked out fairly well.

I suspect with more than 2 players this would descend into almost complete randomness.
2013-06-13
Steve Kearon
United Kingdom
Cardiff
Wales
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Oct 2006*
My son's friend picked this up at a car boot sale so we gave it a go and it wasn't half as bad as I expected. Roll & Move but it was quite fun to race to the top while looking for power-up points to gain cards and dodging tumbling barrels and climbing fireballs to score points.
2006-10-14*
Antonio Rettore
Italy
Castelfranco V.to (Treviso)
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5
Jan 2015
Some fun with my daughters
2011-03-24
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jeff ven
Belgium
antwerpen
borgerhout
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5
Jan 2011
I find donkey Kong to actually be one of the best game conversions translated to boar game ever.
Sure you have a static level but the way the game plays and feels it just hits that donkey Kong spot for me.
And off course lets not forget the cool plastic monkey that actually drops the wooden barrels onto the board .
2010-11-18
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Eric Seymour
United States
Tolono
Illinois
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5
Jun 2012
Lets be honest I didn't buy this game to play it. I had it when I was a kid and I love Donkey Kong. A great addition to the collection.
Update: Played it with my son this past weekend. Its not a great game, but it is fun.What I like about it has a lot going on with the board with all the barrels moving and the flames chasing you. Also the game can be played in minutes to give you a quick fix. Granted it still won't get a lot of play, but I loved bring it out and giving it another try. Unfortunately my Donkey Kong figure was broken, but I'll survive.
2012-10-26
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lance baker
Australia
west wallsend
NSW
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5
Jul 2011
it kinda does well for translating the old arcade into a board game, but doesnt have a huge re playability
2011-12-08
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Ryan Byrd
United States
Griffin
Georgia
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5
Jun 2013
Considering it is a board game version of an old arcade game, it is not bad. It just plays a lot slower.
2013-06-14
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Ray Maden
United States
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Feb 2005*
Pretty terrible game. Gimmiky.
2005-02-27*
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Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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Aug 2008*
This was my favorite of all the early 80's video game based board games. Though that's still not saying much!
2006-11-17*
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Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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4
Sep 2013
Bought because of the computer game for the kids. Not a game I'd play with adults - will try it with the kids now they're old enough and see if they find it fun - if not I'll be getting rid of it. Slightly odd game.
2013-09-03
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Bill Herbst
United States
Sayville
New York
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Oct 2005*
Used to own this and a few similarly themed "video-game board games" when I was a kid. They were all pretty awful as I recall.
2005-10-22*
Juriaan
Netherlands
Leiden
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3
Jan 2006*
Fun: 3
Quality: 3
-little influence (-3).
2010-01-01
David Seddon
United Kingdom
Congleton
Cheshire
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3
Sep 2007*
It's a bit of a laugh dodging the barrels. And, it's kind of a twist on roll and move and Snakes and Ladders. I suspect that Fireball Island is much more fun, though I've never played that one.
2007-09-11*
Jos Vreugde
Belgium
Haasrode
Vlaams-Brabant
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Dec 2010
But the kids like it!! And I liked it 20 years ago.. :-)
2010-12-30
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United States
Michigan
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2.5
Mar 2008*
Missing 4 Barrels and 1 Fire Ball. And Donkey Kongs arm needs repair.
2008-03-10*
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The Rascal
United Kingdom
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Jun 2003*
I remember buying this to play with my (then) young daughter, who loved the electronic Mario style platform and ladders games. What a donkey this one is! Painfully slow and mind-numbingly repetitive action. In short, nothing to appeal to either kids or parents. I've seen this game several times since in charity shops going for a quid or so. Don't bother. Even at that price, you've been ripped off.
2003-06-24*
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United States
Parker
Colorado
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Apr 2009*
I have 1 play prior to 2005 when I started logging plays on BGG. No recollection of the date of play.
2013-01-28
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Wei-Hwa Huang
United States
San Jose
California
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In storage
2015-02-16
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Stephen Roney
United States
Ladera Ranch
California
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Video Game Conversion
2005-12-10*
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stephen stover
United States
lake dallas
Texas
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Thrift store find in good shape
2007-08-26*
Bjorn Nilsson
Sweden
Solna
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2012-07-20
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Shana Cotten
United States
Mississippi
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Very good condition
2008-05-16*
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Vaughn Sandor
United States
Eastlake
Ohio
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Trade copy.
2008-08-12*
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Luke Graham
United Kingdom
Goudhurst
Kent
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I thought it was cool at the time. Actually I don't remember what it was really like to play.
2010-03-18
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Joe Huff
United States
Tampa
Florida
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2011-11-01
Joshdewa Anderson
United States
Idaho Falls
Idaho
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Good condition.
2012-02-08
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Game Junkie
Spain
Madrid
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Owned as a kid.
2012-03-04
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James Murray
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I remember we had this as a kid. Used to love playing this. I wonder what happened to it.
2013-04-22
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Your Friendly Neighborhood Hairfarmer
United States
Edmonds
Washington
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The rain in Spain falls mainly on Edmonds
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Nostalgia
2015-03-09
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Meelis Looveer
Estonia
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