Do You Remember This 1982 Donkey Kong Coloring Book?

It was authorized!
It was authorized!

This is one of the many “treasures” I uncovered while cleaning out the massive mess that was the backroom of my house a couple of months back. I wasn’t aware of their being Donkey Kong knock-off coloring books but I guess it was a problem if this particular coloring book needed to have an authorized notice upon the cover.

The info on the inside says it was released in 1982 by Modern Promotions/Publishers which was a division of Unisystems, Inc. based in New York, New York. The story reveals what actually is going on while we play Donkey Kong…SPOILERS…it involves a shrink ray!

Donkey Kong - Coloring Book A

Donkey Kong - Coloring Book B

Donkey Kong - Coloring Book C1

Donkey Kong - Coloring Book C

So now you know! When playing Donkey Kong you are actually in control of real people!


Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.