Nintendo has 101 reasons to monkey around.
Naturally, the publisher was more than up for the challenge.
This week, the company re-released Donkey Kong, the 1994 Game Boy classic that's just as much fun as it was 17 years ago.
It represents one of those rare moments where the phrase "we fooled you" works in your favor. Things begin similar to the Donkey Kong arcade game, as you (as Mario) ascend cleverly designed structures to rescue the fair Pauline from the marauding ape.
Complete those standard issue stages, and the game completely changes. While the goal of saving the damsel in distress remains front and center, Nintendo mixes things up. Now, instead of simply reaching Pauline and moving to the next stage, you must collect keys and use them to open locked doors. There's also a mini boss battle against DK every fourth level. The best part? There's a whopping 101 levels.
It's a wonderful game, thanks in part to subtle tweaks the developers made, such as being able to jump from great distances (as opposed to the arcade Donkey Kong), hitching a ride on enemies' heads and performing a back flip to reach higher ledges.
On that note, we strongly urge you to download Donkey Kong ASAP. Not only is it one of the Game Boy's best, but the $3.99 price won't break your wallet.
What's Hot: Classic and new styles of play, 101 levels, no Game Boy flickering, costs $3.99.
What's Not: Enemies occasionally score cheap shots on Mario.