Donkey Kong
Released: Jul 31, 1981

  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari 8 Bit
  • C64
  • Famicom
  • GBA
  • Intellivision
  • MSX
  • NES
  • VIC-20
  • Cheats

Donkey Kong Cheats & Secrets

Last Updated on Nov 6, 2021

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Donkey Kong. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Donkey Kong Cheats For NES

Ladder Glitch

On the first level, if you go to the complete ladder on the first tier, you can use it as a shortcut to the top of the level. Instead of going up the ladder, walk to the ladder without stopping and while holding forward, press down without letting go of the forward button. You will end up going down it and it will bring you to the very top of the level. This will work on the standalone release of Donkey Kong for NES and the Donkey Kong JR. bundled one.

Donkey Kong Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite lives SXYAOP
Control jumps in mid-air AEVAVSIA
Hammer lasts longer EAKOLSLG
Start with 6 lives TETANA
Start with 9 lives PETANE