In its first week, about 500,000 copies of the game were sold in North America. Madness and Mayhem in this 3-D Gorilla Thriller! Donkey Kong is back with a new sidekick, Diddy Kong, in a crazy island adventure! Challenged by the crazed tribe of reptilian Kremlings, they endeavor to get back their stolen banana horde! Armed with lightning-quick moves, chest-pounding muscle and awesome aerial acrobatic, our duo is ready to face their cunning adversaries. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family and his wild animal mounts, they squabble and scamper their way through unending monkey mayhem!

In Other Languages

Language Title Translation
Japanese スーパードンキーコング Super Donkey Kong
Korean 슈퍼 동키콩 Super Donkey Kong

When re-released for Game Boy Color, this game was retitled Donkey Kong 2001 in Japan.

Release timeline

Console Country of origin Date
Super NES USA November 21, 1994
Super NES UK November 24, 1994
Super NES Japan November 26, 1994
Super NES (re-release) USA 1997
Game Boy Color USA November 4, 2000
Game Boy Color UK November 17, 2000
Game Boy Color Japan January 21, 2001
Game Boy Advance UK June 6, 2003
Game Boy Advance USA June 9, 2003
Game Boy Advance Japan December 12, 2003
Wii UK December 8, 2006
Wii Japan December 12, 2006
Wii USA February 19, 2007
Wii U UK October 16, 2014
Wii U Japan November 26, 2014
Wii U USA February 26, 2015

As of January 3, 1995, over 6 million copies of this game were sold worldwide.


  1. Title Screen
  2. Simian Segue (Map Screen)
  3. Jungle Hijinxs
  4. Cranky's Cabin
  5. Cave Dweller Concert
  6. Bonus Room Blitz
  7. Aquatic Ambience
  8. Bad Boss Boogie
  9. Mine Cart Madness
  10. Monkey Mines
  11. Temple Tempest
  12. Forest Frenzy
  13. Tree Top Town
  14. Funky's Flights
  15. Misty Menace
  16. Northern Hemispheres
  17. Ice Cave Chant
  18. Oil Drum Alley
  19. Gang-Plank Galleon
  20. Ending Credits
  21. Level Clear
  22. Bonus Lose
  23. Bonus Win
  24. Bonus Room Blitz (Game Boy Color version)


Original Super NES verison:

Game Boy Color version:

Game Boy Advance version:





Nintendo eShop - Donkey Kong Swings onto the Virtual Console Trailer

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