Donkey Kong Toys and Games are related to the video game series of the same name, which was made by Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and published by Nintendo. These toys and games feature an ape named Donkey Kong, who is now one of the most recognizable characters in the history of video games. He first appeared in 1981 when the Donkey Kong game was first released as an arcade game.
The original Donkey Kong game lets the player assume the character of Jumpman (also known as Mario), whose aim is to jump over and dodge obstacles and save Lady (also known as Pauline) - a damsel in distress kidnapped by Donkey Kong. Because of Donkey Kong's popularity, Nintendo was able to develop more games related to the character in the succeeding years. Many toys were also developed based on this character.