Donkey Kong
Console icon Game Boy

Game icon

Developer

Pax Softnica, Nintendo

Publisher

Nintendo

Released

June 14, 1994

Achievements

Authors: SevaanSevant (36), SirVG (16), jackolantern (11), Rewsifer (1)

There are 64 achievements worth 465 (2,218) points.

Sort: Normal ^ - Won By - Points - Title - Type 
  • Complete Stage 0-4 and beat the game... or not!

    5,047 (2,283) of 5,287 – 95.46%

    43.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    95.46% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 1-4

    3,573 (1,726) of 5,287 – 67.58%

    32.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    67.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 1-8 and clear the Big-City

    2,841 (1,425) of 5,287 – 53.74%

    26.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    53.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 2-4

    2,122 (1,105) of 5,287 – 40.14%

    20.90% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    40.14% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 2-8

    1,774 (944) of 5,287 – 33.55%

    17.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    33.55% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 2-12 and clear the Forest

    1,656 (894) of 5,287 – 31.32%

    16.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.32% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Hi! Jump!

    (5) (9)

    Complete Stage 3-4

    1,424 (781) of 5,287 – 26.93%

    14.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.93% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 3-8 and clear the Ship

    1,382 (772) of 5,287 – 26.14%

    14.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.14% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 4-4

    1,296 (719) of 5,287 – 24.51%

    13.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 4-12 and clear the Jungle

    1,187 (662) of 5,287 – 22.45%

    12.52% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.45% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 4-12

    1,145 (647) of 5,287 – 21.66%

    12.24% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.66% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 5-4

    1,099 (615) of 5,287 – 20.79%

    11.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.79% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 5-8

    1,066 (603) of 5,287 – 20.16%

    11.41% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 5-12 and clear the Desert

    998 (568) of 5,287 – 18.88%

    10.74% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.88% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 6-4

    938 (541) of 5,287 – 17.74%

    10.23% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Fire and Ice

    (10) (23)

    Complete Stage 6-8 and clear the Airplane

    926 (536) of 5,287 – 17.51%

    10.14% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 7-4

    889 (514) of 5,287 – 16.81%

    9.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.81% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 7-8

    858 (498) of 5,287 – 16.23%

    9.42% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.23% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 7-12 and clear the Iceberg

    849 (498) of 5,287 – 16.06%

    9.42% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 8-4

    803 (477) of 5,287 – 15.19%

    9.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Iwata Fall

    (5) (12)

    Complete Stage 8-8

    815 (482) of 5,287 – 15.42%

    9.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 8-12

    788 (471) of 5,287 – 14.90%

    8.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 8-16 and clear the Rocky-Valley

    800 (471) of 5,287 – 15.13%

    8.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stage 9-4

    790 (468) of 5,287 – 14.94%

    8.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Game Over?

    (10) (25)

    Complete Stage 9-8 and beat the game... wait, what?!

    796 (470) of 5,287 – 15.06%

    8.89% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Giant Donkey Kong in Stage 9-9 and beat the game

    773 (462) of 5,287 – 14.62%

    8.74% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 0-1 through 0-4 with at least 365 total seconds remaining

    331 (261) of 5,287 – 6.26%

    4.94% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 1-1 through 1-4 with at least 535 total seconds remaining

    265 (206) of 5,287 – 5.01%

    3.90% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 1-5 through 1-8 with at least 635 total seconds remaining

    234 (187) of 5,287 – 4.43%

    3.54% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.43% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 2-1 through 2-4 with at least 520 total seconds remaining

    206 (161) of 5,287 – 3.90%

    3.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 2-5 through 2-8 with at least 545 total seconds remaining

    200 (152) of 5,287 – 3.78%

    2.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 2-9 through 2-12 with at least 520 total seconds remaining

    184 (144) of 5,287 – 3.48%

    2.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.48% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 3-1 through 3-4 with at least 635 total seconds remaining

    181 (140) of 5,287 – 3.42%

    2.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 3-5 through 3-8 with at least 635 total seconds remaining

    182 (139) of 5,287 – 3.44%

    2.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.44% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 4-1 through 4-4 with at least 620 total seconds remaining

    182 (143) of 5,287 – 3.44%

    2.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.44% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 4-5 through 4-8 with at least 630 total seconds remaining

    180 (135) of 5,287 – 3.40%

    2.55% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.40% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 4-9 through 4-12 with at least 770 total seconds remaining

    168 (127) of 5,287 – 3.18%

    2.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.18% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 5-1 through 5-4 with at least 570 total seconds remaining

    154 (126) of 5,287 – 2.91%

    2.38% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.91% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 5-5 through 5-8 with at least 445 total seconds remaining

    163 (126) of 5,287 – 3.08%

    2.38% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.08% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 5-9 through 5-12 with at least 745 total seconds remaining

    152 (121) of 5,287 – 2.87%

    2.29% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.87% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 6-1 through 6-4 with at least 650 total seconds remaining

    158 (122) of 5,287 – 2.99%

    2.31% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 6-5 through 6-8 with at least 575 total seconds remaining

    154 (119) of 5,287 – 2.91%

    2.25% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.91% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 7-1 through 7-4 with at least 475 total seconds remaining

    152 (117) of 5,287 – 2.87%

    2.21% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.87% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 7-5 through 7-8 with at least 680 total seconds remaining

    145 (116) of 5,287 – 2.74%

    2.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 7-9 through 7-12 with at least 620 total seconds remaining

    147 (115) of 5,287 – 2.78%

    2.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 8-1 through 8-4 with at least 690 total seconds remaining

    149 (117) of 5,287 – 2.82%

    2.21% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.82% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 8-5 through 8-8 with at least 655 total seconds remaining

    148 (116) of 5,287 – 2.80%

    2.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 8-9 through 8-12 with at least 670 total seconds remaining

    138 (114) of 5,287 – 2.61%

    2.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.61% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 8-13 through 8-16 with at least 600 total seconds remaining

    146 (113) of 5,287 – 2.76%

    2.14% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.76% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 9-1 through 9-4 with at least 710 total seconds remaining

    148 (125) of 5,287 – 2.80%

    2.36% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Stages 9-5 through 9-8 with at least 710 total seconds remaining

    160 (131) of 5,287 – 3.03%

    2.48% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Score 500,000 points

    622 (287) of 5,287 – 11.76%

    5.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.76% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • The Big 50

    (5) (9)

    Obtain 50 Lives

    1,377 (726) of 5,287 – 26.05%

    13.73% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.05% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Maxed Out!

    (10) (24)

    Obtain 99 Lives

    867 (503) of 5,287 – 16.40%

    9.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.40% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 0 in one session

    3,072 (1,394) of 5,287 – 58.10%

    26.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    58.10% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 1 in one session

    1,169 (667) of 5,287 – 22.11%

    12.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.11% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 2 in one session

    653 (429) of 5,287 – 12.35%

    8.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 3 in one session

    543 (369) of 5,287 – 10.27%

    6.98% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.27% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 4 in one session

    378 (271) of 5,287 – 7.15%

    5.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 5 in one session

    317 (231) of 5,287 – 6.00%

    4.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 6 in one session

    318 (236) of 5,287 – 6.01%

    4.46% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 7 in one session

    308 (218) of 5,287 – 5.83%

    4.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.83% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all of Pauline's items in World 8 in one session

    265 (201) of 5,287 – 5.01%

    3.80% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear World 9 without losing any lives

    218 (120) of 5,287 – 4.12%

    2.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

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Recent comments

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Saxjon 9 Dec 2022 22:34
So Forest Makeover didn't work for me. When it says "Must be done in 1 session", do I gotta make a new save and do it?
SevaanSevant 10 Dec 2022 00:44
The wording on that could have been done better, I'll admit. What it means is that you need to start from the beginning of each "world" and collect every single item in every stage in a row without quitting to the main menu or resetting the game. So you would start on 2-1 for the Forest, collect all three items, move to 2-2, collect all three items, etc. Repeat until you reach 2-11 (bosses don't have items, of course), and the achievement should trigger there. There's no need to start a new save file because the game has stage select.
SevaanSevant 10 Dec 2022 00:51
Er, collect every single item, minus 1-Ups. Just the umbrella, hat, and handbag are required, as the achievement descriptions say.
GrayCloudSpectator 29 Dec 2022 19:01
The set was a nice way to finally get rewarded for triple-jumping and backflipping your way into in-level sequence skips after all this time since I've been playing this game.
100souls 17 Oct 2023 01:17
finally mastered. took me about 25 hours (for some reason), but i finally did it. such a cool game and great set. forces you to learn everything about the game. which is a good thing.
GoldenYears 22 Nov 2023 03:44
Mastered. Such a fun grind! I really loved this set.
Frost1295 28 Dec 2023 16:26
Currently running the game with one file being for items and another for speedrunning. Any tips for beginners?
SevaanSevant 28 Dec 2023 19:02
Well, for the sake of time, you don't need separate files. You can replay levels on the same file, and it doesn't affect anything. Go for the items first to learn the layouts of levels better, and use the lives you earn from that for speedrunning. Use every tool and mechanic the game gives you, and try to figure out how to use them in unintended ways for faster times. That's not a requirement, though. The times do not need you to use any obscure shortcuts, even though there are plenty in the game. 0-4 is relatively strict with its time limit, however. This is intentional, as the levels are rather linear and small, and it's quite satisfying to go through them quickly. The most important advice is to use the backflip, handstand jump, and triple jump whenever they are most appropriate, since those are the most important things to perfect for the speedruns. Watching a REAL speedrun of DK94 on YT may also help you. You don't need to be as fast as them (I'm far from speedrun levels, myself), but observing the routes they take and the tricks they do may help.
Frost1295 29 Dec 2023 05:04
Thanks Sevant, I'm having a blast so far and have gotten to the end of world 5. I'm hoping to finish this up within the next week but we'll see how the last worlds go. I figure the second half of the game will be far more difficult afterall.
Frost1295 31 Dec 2023 02:26
Mastered, Thanks for the help SevaanSevant. This is my first mastered game since starting retroachievements, hopefully the first of many. Such a fun grind. Cya Donkey Kong!
mistabungle 3 Jan 2024 02:48
Great game and great set!
wonderleif 24 Feb 2024 14:25
Mastered! Really enjoyed the speedrun Cheevos!
screebler 29 Feb 2024 22:40
One of the best games on the Gameboy for sure
KongBone 1 Apr 2024 20:11
Wow what a discovery, I had never heard of it before! It was a great game and a great set :) Thanks to the devs!
bigsteve327 8 Apr 2024 21:24
Nice set! Especially the speedruns (though 7-6 is rough haha)
Sekani81511 17 Apr 2024 10:10
Mastered! Really nice set, I'm a big fan of the speedrun achievements being based on your cumulative time score for each segment and that using level select doesn't invalid them or any of the other achievements. Kudos to the dev, good set and well executed!
SevaanSevant 2 May 2024 19:52
Shoutout to Nepiki for the updated titles and descriptions on my achievements and some others. I certainly was not creative enough to come up with many clever titles myself, and the descriptions I could never get quite right, so it's appreciated and adds a lot to the set.
brrr 4 May 2024 02:52
really great set guys, super fun.
the rewrite of text looks nice too! (though I am partial to the chimp in a cage one)
Spark5S 29 Jun 2024 21:24
Mastered.
kayarelle 10 Jul 2024 18:44
Good set! The time limits were challenging but not overly so. Took me the longest to do the world 9 deathless one but it was a good challenge.