Donkey Kong Country

Action 1994 Nintendo Nintendo Platformer 3D

Not a game for monkeys!

The Donkey Kong Country games, really bring me back to the age of the Super Nintendo games. The game is a side scrolling platform game, that used to claim to be 3D like everything back in those days, yet is still simply a side scrolling platform game. It was toward the end of the era of the 8 bit and 32 bit era of platform games and the depth and CGI rendered characters made it an extremely talked about game of it's time. You can play as two players Diddy or Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong does barrel roll attacks and Diddy Kong does cart wheel attacks. While the game is only single player, you are able to control the second character as a second player if Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong dies, therefore you are sort of able to play co-operatively with a friend, but only one player can play at a time. Your goal is the usual stuff, get to the end of the level, to complete the level, to take on the boss, to advance to to the next world. There is a mini map that you can travel to which allows you to replay levels and is a nice touch to the game, as the game allows you to save after completing levels. There are many levels and the game gets progressively difficult as you get towards the end of the game, so it is recommended for all ages. After playing Donkey Kong Country after so many years, it just does not seem to hold up to the memories I had of it as a kid, but, it is still a classic game by anyone's standards. The sequels Donkey Kong Country 2 & 3, are also good to check out but are very much the same gameplay. This saw Donkey Kong starring in his first game since the Donkey Kong and Mario Bros games, so this is worth checking out as one of Nintendo's classics.

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