The 1UP crew takes a look back at Donkey Kong, a Nintendo video game character that made its debut in 1981. Continue reading to watch.

Prior to his appearance as a protagonist in the Donkey Kong Country games for the SNES, DK was the sole antagonist in the 1981 arcade game bearing his name. The storyline for this game was very thin, portraying DK as just a large, mischievous gorilla who escaped from a zoo.

The 1UP crew takes a look back at Donkey Kong, a Nintendo video game character that made its debut in 1981. Continue reading to watch.

Prior to his appearance as a protagonist in the Donkey Kong Country games for the SNES, DK was the sole antagonist in the 1981 arcade game bearing his name. The storyline for this game was very thin, portraying DK as just a large, mischievous gorilla who escaped from a zoo.