Castle Kong Releases July 4th on Switch

Drowning Monkeys Games has announced that their retro homage to the classic Nintendo arcade title, Donkey Kong, is releasing on July 4th for the Nintendo Switch. For a limited time, the game will be available at a 33% discount at $10.04/€8.70/£8.03 (normal price $14.99/€12.99/£11.99).


Mirroring the classic Donkey Kong in this retro-inspired title you’ll get the full retro feel, ambiance, and addictive qualities of the original title. Castle Kong will transport you back to the delights of the classic challenges, moreish gaming appeal, and arcade platforming that you won’t be able to put down. With just three lives to complete your journey, you’ll traverse through 22 levels over four different stages.

Play and Win

To add some spice to draw players in, the developer has added a bounty/reward system to the game. While the “First to the Kill Screen” award will probably be gone by the time the game launches on the Switch, as it is launching on Steam a month earlier, There are still plenty of awards to win. You can visit for up to date Rules.


  • First to the kill screen: $5000* (Winner is only eligible for this prize)
  • Highest Score (other than the “Kill Screen” contestant): $1250
  • 2nd Highest Score: $1000
  • 3rd Highest Score: $500
  • 4th-9th Highest Scores: $250

To enter and post your score

Castle Kong to the vast majority on initial inspection will look exactly like an original presentation lacking certain finesse and sophistication of a technology-led processor hungry title which is exactly our aim. We wanted to create a game that looked, felt and played like an arcade classic of bygone days, a truly heartfelt homage to a classic, like Donkey Kong. Offering both a challenge and having an appeal that makes the player want to play just a little bit more each time they load up, whether it be for five minutes or a few hours….. Castle Kong fits perfectly. Complete the game, reach the kill screen and you could be the big cash prize winner!”, Josh Chudnovsky – Drowning Monkeys Games.

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