• If the player were to enter a secret button code, Pauline would change into Ann from the band Heart.
  • Rumors circulate that the original name of the title was "Monkey King" but was mistranslated by US developers into Donkey Kong. The name was liked and stuck.
    • This is in fact quite untrue. The truth is that Miyamoto wanted the name of the titular ape to be something Kong. He looked up Donkey, discovering it meant stubborn, and decided to name the beast Donkey Kong, or "Stupid Monkey".
    • Truth: Before the idea of the name "Donkey Kong" Miyamoto was going to call DK "Stubborn Gorilla"