eShop adds a great GB classic

The 3DS eShop’s first weekly shipment of fresh titles has arrived, and you can’t miss the 500 pound gorilla taking his place as the star of the week. Donkey Kong for Gameboy is definitely worth buying.

Arguably the best classic-style Donkey Kong game, DK GB plays out as one long, fun adventure with Mario pursuing the ape through 100 different levels of frantic jumping, climbing and smashing.

The music is retro-awesome, the controls are sharp, and–seriously–this is one excellent-looking gameboy title. The black and white imagery gives the game a whimsical old-time movie atmosphere that matches the theme perfectly.

The update also brings us a handful of new DSiware and a group of new categories to highlight more titles from the archives. No 3D classics or 3DS originals this time around, but the Big Ape’s arrival more than makes up for that.

Have you played DK GB? How would you rank it among Kong’s misadventures (Yes, I know it’s really Mario’s story, but no one classifies this as a Mario game).