End Game Thoughts: Donkey Kong Country!

Game Title: Donkey Kong Country
Platform: Nintendo 2DS XL (Virtual Console)
Hours Played: approximately 1 1/2

About The Game:

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The original Donkey Kong Country for the SNES has been ported quite a few times over the years… and I’ve pretty much bought most of the ports. My SNES cart still works just fine, thank you very much, but I cannot help it- I feel the need to buy the game every time it’s re-released! The version I played most recently was released on the Virtual Console for Nintendo 2DS/3DS in 2016. I played it on my Nintendo 2DS XL, which my husband bought me specifically so I could download some of my favorite SNES games 🙂

Anyway, Donkey Kong Country is about Donkey Kong getting pissed because some lizard-looking asshole stole his bananas! He traverses through DK Isle with his nephew Diddy to find King K. Rool and get his bananas back.

What I Liked:

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This is a port of one of my favorite games of all time, so of course there are so many things I like about it! First of all, the graphics are pretty sweet, even after almost 25 years.

The levels are just FUN to play! And some of them are not easy, either. I still find myself dying every now and then despite the fact that I have played through them many, many times.

And let’s not forget about the amazing music in this game! There are so many great tunes, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Lastly, I just really enjoy the characters in this game. The Kongs are great, the Kremlings are dope, and King K. Rool is one of my all-time favorite villains.

What I Didn’t Like:

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The fact that my hands still get sweaty during barrel-blasting segments. So stressful!

Closing Thoughts:

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Donkey Kong Country is always a blast to play, no matter what form it’s in. I’m glad I got the chance to download one of my favorite games on a system I can take with me anywhere!

9 thoughts on “End Game Thoughts: Donkey Kong Country!

  1. Donkey Kong Country is one of those games hailed as an all-time classic, but in all honesty, I think the sequels provide vastly superior experiences with Donkey Kong Country 2 being, to me, the single greatest 2D platformer and Donkey Kong Country 3 being an underrated classic.

    1. Oh, I definitely agree! I do like DKC2 the best out of all 3 games… I love everything about that game! And DKC3 is very underrated! Even though it was so different from the first two, I still really enjoyed it.

  2. “The fact that my hands still get sweaty during barrel-blasting segments. So stressful!”

    Amen to that, but I like the feeling of tension those segments create.

  3. I really want to play this game again as it has been a long time. I’m glad to hear it still holds up for you. This is definitely one of my favorite retro platformers!

  4. This game holds up SO well, which is not something you can say about other classics from that era. I love FFVII but the graphics look dated. It doesn’t stop my love, and they were very advanced for the time,but it doesn’t mean it’s not a valid critique. DK was ahead of its time; it just an amazing platformer, and has such high replayability! I hope they port it to Switch.

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