To celebrate the new release of Donkey Kong Country Returns, let's take a look back into the history of this popular franchise.
OMG, I own all of these games for SNES and in my eyes, they are all amazing. I can't wait to play the new Wii game!
i loved the "port" for the gameboy
i loved dk country 1 and 2 and donkey 64 even dou it wasnt as good as the previous ones but it was still fun for me
When the first one came out it was probably the best game I'd ever seen at the time. I remember beating it the same Christmas I got it and my mom getting mad because she paid $70 just for me to beat it in one day lol
DK Country was such an awesome game. I am stoke for this new one!
I can't wait either, but sometimes it is good to just take a look back.
this makes me want to buy my wii back
What a great explanation of the game history and technical cheatery used to create these games on a "lower powered" system. Sweet writing!
These are the kinds of articles that I LOVE to read. Great piece!
really great stuff
Great piece. I've always loved DKCountry, though I didn't care for them phasing out Donkey and eventually Diddy before DK64, which I admittedly did not play much. I did love Jungle Beat, though, from the moment I tried it at the Nintendo World Store. It's essentially the Super Mario Bros. 2 or Sunshine of the series.
i always wanted jungle beat but the peripheral made it to expensive for my part time minimum waged ass.
I actually played DK64 from beginning to end and hated every minute. But when you are a kid, you can only play what you had onhand and that is what my parents got me for christmas. It is good to see them getting back to basics.
um what? DK64 is among the best N64 games out there.
It's on, LIKE DONKEY KONG
Too bad Nintendo has the trademark on that phrase now... Thanks for nothing Payton Manning!
At least you could spell Peyton's name correctly. :P
donkey kong has come a long way from throwing barrels at mario
Can't wait for Donkey Kong Country Returns! Day 1. :)
One of the best series' of all-time! Donkey Kong Country - Destroyed the benchmark for graphics and gave us new gameplay mechanics...and...GOOD WATER LEVELS!!! Donkey Kong Country 2 - Much darker than the first. To this day, it has some of the best music ever "composed". Brilliant atmosphere! It's definitely my personal favorite in the series. Donkey Kong Country 3 - Hey look! A bird! Go chase it!
You know, I've never played a Donkey Kong game outside of the original on my old Atari, and Diddy Kong Racing, which I loved. Something never appealed about them, for some reason. Perhaps I should go back and check them out sometime.
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