Donkey Kong Original Edition

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Donkey Kong Original Edition
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Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Donkey Kong
Platform(s) Virtual Console, NES
Release date(s) Virtual Console
EU October 29, 2010
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote, GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
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Donkey Kong Original Edition is a modified version of Donkey Kong that was released in 2010 as a preinstalled title on a special red Wii variant. This version features the cement factory stage that was absent from the original NES version, and re-introduced some animations.

NES Global Problems


Problems that may occur with any NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

DirectX with NES Games

Most NES games suffer strange graphical issues when using the DirectX backend with some graphics drivers; notably NVIDIA. This is a driver bug.

As of 5.0-4869, the D3D driver bugs can be worked around by setting Ubershaders to Exclusive/Synchronous (Ubershaders). It's unknown what exactly is going on with the driver that's causing Exclusive Ubershaders/Synchronous (Ubershaders) to work properly.

This seems to have been rectified at some point, though it's unclear what resolved it.


This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Donkey Kong Original Edition since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-21088 Windows 11 AMD Ryzen 3600 @ 3.6 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3060 Runs a consistent 50fps, also meaning it has the same sound pitches as the original PAL NES version. Colours look slightly bleak. Tested with Vulkan. DandelionSprout

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