IGN writes: "Those who dig retro gaming experiences looking for something fun will find Donkey Kong Jr. to be entertaining. This DSi Ware release of the Game & Watch original offers simple, accessible gameplay that's easy to understand but tough to master. The presentation stays true to the roots of the game, which should provide a nice surge of nostalgia to anyone who played it way back in the day. If you've never played Donkey Kong Jr. or have no idea what a Game & Watch title plays like, then the small fee required to play this is worth it. It's nothing revolutionary, but it's good old-fashioned fun".