- Note: This is the second game released in the Donkey Kong series, but takes place before the first game.
Donkey Kong Circus was a Game & Watch game (with a Panorama screen) released September 6, 1984. In it, the player controls Donkey Kong while trying to juggle pineapples on a barrel, making sure to avoid flames.
Mario was a carpenter who had come in possession of a Kong and his son. Mario, unwittingly, mistreated the ape by putting him in a circus. In the circus, Donkey Kong had to use his legs to balance the barrel he was on, juggle pineapples, and avoid deadly flames.
- This is one of the few Game & Watch units to feature full color. This was due to Gunpei Yokoi's idea to move the background around the characters instead of vice-versa.
- This game features identical gameplay to Mickey Mouse, which was released seven months earlier. The two games' codes also got mixed up, with Mickey Mouse being model "DC-95" and Donkey Kong Circus being "MK-96".
|Donkey Kong series|
|Classic||Donkey Kong • Donkey Kong Jr. (Math) • Donkey Kong 3 • Donkey Kong '94|
|Mario vs. DK||Mario vs. Donkey Kong • March of the Minis • Minis March Again! • Mini-Land Mayhem!|
|Donkey Kong Country||Donkey Kong Country • Diddy's Kong Quest • Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! • Returns (3D) • Tropical Freeze|
|Donkey Kong Land||Donkey Kong Land • Land 2 • Land III|
|DK||DK: King of Swing • DK: Jungle Climber|
|Single games||Donkey Kong 64 • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat|
|Racing games||Diddy Kong Racing (DS) • Diddy Kong Pilot • Donkey Kong Racing • Donkey Kong Barrel Blast|
|Donkey Konga||Donkey Konga • Donkey Konga 2 • Donkey Konga 3|
|Game and Watch||Donkey Kong Hockey • Donkey Kong Circus|
|Other games||Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers • Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever • Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom|