Step back in time to 1981 and immerse yourself in the classic arcade experience of Donkey Kong, brought to you by Nintendo. In this groundbreaking game, players assume the role of Jumpman, the intrepid hero who would later become the iconic plumber Mario. Your mission? Rescue the lovely Pauline from the clutches of the towering ape known as Donkey Kong.

Embark on a perilous journey through a construction site fraught with danger. Dodge rolling barrels, evade fiery hazards, and navigate treacherous platforms as you ascend ever higher toward your goal. With each level presenting new challenges and obstacles, quick reflexes and strategic thinking are key to your success.

Donkey Kong isn't just a game—it's a cultural phenomenon that has captivated gamers for generations. Its innovative gameplay and memorable characters have left an indelible mark on the world of gaming, inspiring countless sequels, spin-offs and adaptations.

Relive the excitement and nostalgia of gaming's golden age with this 1981 Donkey Kong. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the arcade scene, this timeless classic promises thrills, challenges and endless fun for players of all ages. Join Jumpman (later known as Mario) on his epic quest and discover why Donkey Kong remains an enduring icon in the pantheon of video game legends.

This original 1981 Donkey Kong will be sourced to order and restored in our workshops in Surrey by our talented in-house team.  

We offer a grade A1 restoration as standard. We do not use a 'restoration checklist' as every component is checked and refurbished as part of our uncompromising refurbishment process. 
We are thorough and comprehensive throughout and are striving to deliver a machine that is near to how it came out of the factory. All of our restoration work is guaranteed by our one-year on-site parts and labour warranty.  
Did you know the choice of the name "Donkey" in "Donkey Kong" is often attributed to a mistranslation. The game's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, wanted to convey stubbornness, not refer to the animal. The name became iconic despite the initial confusion!



  • Dimensions: Height: 170 cm x Width: 60cm x Depth 85cm
  • Manufacturer: Nintendo
  • Year of Production: 1981
  • Classic joystick and button setup
  • Iconic graphics
  • Original soundtrack - catchy tunes and classic sound effects
  • Durable construction built to last
  • Suitable for home or commercial use
  • Collector's item
  • This is a rare game that will be restored to order in our in-house workshop to Grade A1 condition


  • Free UK delivery
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  • Please contact us for an international shipping quotation

Original 1981 Donkey Kong Arcade Machine by Nintendo

This vintage arcade game will be sourced to order and restored in our in-house workshops. Due to the rarity of some vintage items and the varying degrees of their pre-restored condition it is not possible to give each product an exact lead time. Please contact us for more information.

Lead time to be confirmed.

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