May 2016 – Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong is back with a new sidekick, Diddy Kong, in a crazy island adventure! Challenged by the crazed tribe of reptilian Kremlings, they endeavor to get back their stolen banana horde! Armed with lightning-quick moves, chest-pounding muscle and awesome aerial acrobatics, our duo is ready to face their cunning adversaries. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family and his wild animal mounts, they squabble and scamper their way through the unending monkey mayhem.

Title: Donkey Kong Country
Platforms: SNES, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Wii U, & New Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: November 21, 1994
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Platformer

Members Completed: 5 
Average Rating: 76.6/100
MemberProgressRatingReview and/or Comments
AppleCompleted 05/1888/100The best feeling platformer on the SNES, right there with the other two and Super Mario World. Nostalgia is strong with this one too! Fun bosses, loads of secrets and lots of GREAT HOP AND BOP platforming! LOVE THE SNES TRILOGY!!!!! (dont even GET ME STARTED ON THAT SOOUNDTRACK!!! LMMFAO WOOO)
gammaCompleted 05/20 65/100not feeling it as much as other people might feel it, but it has some unique animals to use and inspirational ambient music. also if you are new at the game there are parts to repeat a lot of times until you can do it and that's perfectly okay and nice. most bosses are forgettable i forgot them
ladyjuiceCompleted 05/1885/100It was fun.
Strife89Completed 05/15
Clear Time: 2:00
Completion Percentage: 60%
75/100DKC is a little barebones compared to its successors, but it manages to be a solid platformer with interesting mechanics (rolling, in particular), gimmick levels (and interesting animal buddies) that change things up yet don't overstay their welcome, and a reasonably sharp difficulty curve to keep platforming fans on their toes. The secrets hidden in every level will keep completionists coming back for more.

The graphics have either aged well or poorly, depending on taste, but the animations are clearly well-done for an SNES title. The music offers blissful ambiance, never overstating itself or becoming annoying.

It's a landmark of a game that is memorible for its notorious advertising campaign ("Where you gonna find it?") and eye-popping visuals for its day, plus it kicked up a pretty cool sub-franchise. I think it holds up pretty well to this day, but some of its sequels - DKC2 and the Returns games - are even better (and deeper) games, so I can't quite give the original the highest marks. By all means, play it! (Images)

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