Donkey Kong Coleco Tabletop Arcade
(Coleco - 1982)
During the arcade gaming boom of the 1980s, Coleco came out with a line of miniaturized versions of popular arcade hits. Donkey Kong was one of the biggest arcade smashes of all time so it seemed a no brainer to put it into one of these sleek tabletop arcade cabinets.
The small VFD screen is bright and the sounds were crisp... the joystick is durable and responsive and instructions were conveniently glued to the battery cover in case you lost the instruction manual.
The gameplay is decent and is pretty faithful to the original arcade game. I'm sure you could get lost in this game for hours. But even back then, it was more of a novelty than a replacement for real home video game systems like the Atari 2600, the Colecovision or the Vectrex.
So for design I give this slick little system three thumbs up (where did that extra thumb come from) and for playability I'd say it was just passable. So if you want a great vintage conversation piece that can be a little fun, this Coleco Donkey Kong will fit the bill.
- Erik Schubach
My Donkey Kong Coleco Tabletop Collection
These are the Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop (handheld) arcade items that I currently have in my personal vintage technology collection. I am always open to sell or trade any of my duplicates. I am also looking for other Coleco Donkey Kong items for my collection... see my wish list below.
Boxed Coleco Donkey Kong Tabletop Arcade Game (x1)
Coleco Donkey Kong Tabletop Arcade Game (x1)
Donkey Kong Coleco Tabletop Items Wanted
I will buy your Donkey Kong Coleco tabletop items. I will pay cash or trade you for the items listed below or anything you do not see in my personal collection listed above. CONTACT ME
Boxed or loose Coleco Donkey Kong Tabletop Arcade Game
Coleco Donkey Kong Tabletop Arcade Instruction Manual
Donkey Kong Coleco Tabletop Items For Sale or Trade
These are the Donkey Kong Coleco tabletop arcade items that I currently have for sale or trade from my personal vintage technology collection. CONTACT ME
Coleco Donkey Kong Trivia
In 1984, Post Cereal was running a promotion that involved the Coleco Tabletop Arcades with their Super Sugar Crisp, Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles cereals... they were giving away 5,000 of the games and included gameboards for Donkey Kong, Galaxian and Frogger as the premiums inside the ceral boxes.