Donkey Kong Country for the Super NES was a revolutionary game in some big ways. Aside from being one of the best-selling games on the console, it was one of the first games to use pre-rendered 3D graphics, which made it look exceptionally good next to other games at the time. Its soundtrack was also highly celebrated, and to this day is considered among gaming’s best.
When listening to DKC’s soundtrack today and hearing how well it holds up, it’s easy to imagine what a big deal it was more than 17 years ago. It still features some of the most iconic and easily recognizable tunes in all of videogames, and deserves a spot in any videogame music lover’s collection.