Released: Jul 31, 1981
- Atari 2600
- Atari 7800
- Atari 8 Bit
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.
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.
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|
|Control jumps in mid-air||AEVAVSIA|
|Hammer lasts longer||EAKOLSLG|
|Start with 6 lives||TETANA|
|Start with 9 lives||PETANE|